The Assembly Test And Launch Operations Begins Of JCSAT-17


The assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) team at Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has started production of a new commercial satellite, JCSAT-17, that will deliver flexible, high-bandwidth communications to users in Japan and the surrounding region. The JCSAT-17 satellite, manufactured for the SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), has entered the assembly and test cycle after completing a rigorous design and engineering…

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Extreme Throughput Satellite (XTS) like Apstar-6D for Asia

XTS satellite

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and APT Mobile Satcom (Apsatcom) have partnered to jointly provide connectivity for mobility markets. Panasonic and Apsatcom have introduced their ‘Extreme Throughput Satellite’ (XTS) service based on the Apstar-6D satellite. The new satellite, Apstar-6D, was jointly designed by Apsatcom and Panasonic to serve Panasonic’s connectivity customers. APT has provided technical support in design and project management,…

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Bangladesh Joins in SAARC Satellite

SAARC Satellite

Bangladesh has finally linked up with India’s South Asia Satellite (SAARC Satellite) and the telecom regulator will soon send a proposal to the prime minister seeking a nod to use the satellite for research purposes. India has already shared a terminal of the satellite with Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of the commission. “We want to use…

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Six Of The World’s Satellite Industry Associations Have Established GSC

Satellite Industry

Six of the world’s satellite industry associations have established the Global Satellite Coalition (GSC), an international group through which targeted initiatives will be coordinated and implemented with the combined support of member companies based around the world. The coalition will drive industry priorities with one voice, unlocking opportunities for industry growth and ensuring the future for millions of stakeholders who…

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India Has The Most Expensive Bandwidth Though The Country Built The Cheapest Satellite

Cheapest Satellite

India built the cheapest satellites but had the most expensive bandwidth, a government official said, blaming turf wars between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Department of Telecom (DoT) for delays in taking connectivity to far-flung areas. DoT’s special secretary N. Sivasailam also flagged issues of costs and said the ISRO should do more in order to keep…

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Thailand Plans To Build A Small-Sized Satellite

Small-Sized Satellite

Thailand plans to build a small-sized satellite to counter threats in its air space, Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong said. Prajin, who concurrently chairs the National Space Policy Committee, said the planned satellite will be built by Thai engineers attached to the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency. The satellite will be built to weigh about 50 kg and orbit…

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SES And Intelsat Propose Joint Use Of C-Band


SES & Intelsat announced alignment on a proposal to the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which seeks to protect the wide array of established satellite services in the 3700-4200 MHz C-band downlink spectrum while opening a specified portion of that spectrum for terrestrial mobile use. The joint proposal, which was developed in response to the unique U.S. telecommunications environment,…

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ISRO Is Focusing To Conduct 5 Launches


ISRO is focusing to conduct 5 launches, which includes mission Chandrayaan-2, said K Sivan, ISRO chairperson. The mission projected from spaceport Sriharikota, in the first 6 months of 2018. In the first six months of 2018, ISRO has scheduled tasks from spaceport Sri Harikota which includes GSLV–MkIII, Satellite GSAT-6A, PSLV and Chandrayaan-2. ISRO, space agency headquartered in Bangalore has also…

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