Tag Archives: broadband communications

Matt Desch: Iridium’s Broadband Service Could Complement LEO Constellations

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has said he observed new low-Earth orbit satellites work to support broadband services that the company already offers along with very small aperture terminals, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Desch told investors in an earnings call held Thursday he believes LEO constellation operators do not pose a significant threat …

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General Dynamics Tests 4G Tactical Network at USMC Ship-to-Shore Demo

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has tested a 4G tactical broadband communications network during the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Ship-to-Shore Maneuver, Exploration and Experimentation event in California. The company said Wednesday its engineering team streamed video at a 62-mile distance between a tactical antenna mounted on San Clemente island and an antenna deployed at Red Beach …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Rick Lober: US Military Can Look to Industry for Commercial Satcom

Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch and Rick Lober of Hughes Network Systems have recommended the use of commercial systems to help fulfill the government’s satellite requirements as constellations start to age, Space News Magazine reported Oct. 24. Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, told Space News military officials should consider commercial technologies …

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SES’ US Arm to Link NOAA With O3b Satellite Tech for Weather Data Distribution

SES Government Solutions will provide O3b Networks‘ satellite services and ground equipment to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency‘s National Weather Service Office in American Samoa under a one-year contract. The SES federal market subsidiary said Monday NOAA seeks to grow its coverage for the distribution of weather forecast information outside the continental U.S. and foster wider broadband …

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David Williams: Avanti Picks Orbital Sciences Satellite for EMEA Region Coverage

Orbital Sciences has received a contract to manufacture a HYLAS 4 satellite for Avanti Communications Group, which seeks to connect customers in existing and new markets to Ka-band broadband communications services. Orbital Sciences said Tuesday HYLAS 4 is based on its GEOStar-3 platform, will have a capacity of up to 28 gigahertz and feature 66 fixed and four …

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