Tag Archives: Ka-band

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Industry Supports Gov’t Missions Through Investments in Satcom Capabilities

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government wrote in a SatMagazine article that the commercial satellite communications industry supports government customers’ missions and understand their requirements by investing in programs and capabilities that seek to improve the mobility, redundancy, flexibility, throughput, protection and resilience of satcom systems.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat Government Supports Gov’t Airborne, Maritime Ops via Satcom

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, told the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in a video interview posted Friday how the company supports government operations through its satellite communications platforms. She said satellites placed approximately 35K kilometers above the equator and ground stations that back those …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-Band Satcom Tech Essential for Airborne ISR Missions

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said she believes the adoption of Ka-band satellite communications technology can help the military address interoperability requirements for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a two-part blog post published Thursday that Ka-band’s capacity to cover …

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Boeing-ViaSat Team to Build 2 Ka-Band Satellites for the Americas, EMEA

ViaSat has partnered with Boeing to build, integrate and test a pair of Ka-band satellites designed to offer network communications services across the Americas region and in Europe, Middle East and Africa. ViaSat said Monday it reached a critical design review milestone for the ViaSat-3 satellite technology that seeks to deliver a network capacity of …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt, Troops Should Adopt Commercial Satcom That “Moves” With Them

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said government personnel and warfighters should adopt a satellite communications platform that “moves” with them to facilitate voice, video and data sharing and carry out missions amid disasters and global conflicts. Hirsch told the Mobile Satellite Users …

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Kymeta to Develop Ka-Band CubeSat Antennas for NASA

Kymeta‘s government solutions division has received a pair of NASA grants to produce Ka-band antennas for integration with CubeSats or other satellites designed to operate in low-Earth orbit. The company said Monday it aims to develop space-based antennas under NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research program as part of efforts to help address for …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-band Satcom Key to Military’s Manned, Unmanned Airborne Missions

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes Ka-band satellite communications can help military and government agencies support manned and unmanned aerial missions amid the evolving global security environment. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an op-ed piece published in MilSatMagazine that Ka-band satellite constellations work to …

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BAE Subsidiary to Update Maritime SATCOM Terminals for Australian Navy

BAE Systems‘ Australian subsidiary has landed a four-year, $30 million contract to help the Australian navy update its maritime satellite communications terminals. The company said Thursday upgrade work on the Maritime element of the Advanced SATCOM Terrestrial Infrastructure System terminals will take place at BAE facilities in South Australia and Sydney. MASTIS is equipped with two antennas that …

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