Tag Archives: L-band

Airbus Taps Northrop Unit to Provide L-Band Mesh Reflectors for Inmarsat 6 Satellites

Airbus’ defense and space segment has selected a Northrop Grumman subsidiary to supply mesh reflectors for two of Inmarsat‘s communications satellites. Northrop’s Astro Aerospace business will provide its AstroMesh reflectors for integration with Inmarsat 6 satellites designed to provide L-band communication services, Northrop said Thursday. John Alvarez, general manager of …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Govt’s Satcom Challenges, JSpOC Commercial Integration Cell

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said budget issues with regard to the recapitalization of federal satellite communications platforms and a “fragmented” procurement model are some of the satcom challenges the U.S. government currently faces. “The government should no longer follow a procurement model …

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Inmarsat Introduces Updated Aeronautical Services in Support of Govt C4ISR Operations

Inmarsat has started to offer updated aeronautical services meant to support command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions of government clients. Inmarsat said Tuesday some government entities use the company’s globally available L-band space and ground network to manage multiple platforms and missions. The company added its aeronautical services allow partners to offer data transmission rates …

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Northrop Subsidiary Reviews Design of Radar Antenna Reflector for Joint NASA-India Satellite

Northrop Grumman‘s Astro Aerospace subsidiary has completed the preliminary design review of a radar antenna reflector technology the business developed for a joint satellite project between NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization. Northrop said Tuesday the AstroMesh reflector will be integrated onto the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite that will operate at L-band and S-band frequencies …

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Harris Orders Norsat Solid-State Power Amplifiers; Dewayne Barrington Comments

Norsat International has secured orders for 24 compact solid-state power amplifiers worth $3.8 million from Harris to replace the latter company’s nine large racks of legacy equipment. Norsat said Monday it will provide an array of 100W Ku-band ATOM series SSPAs for a Harris system designed to upconvert and amplify L-band composite signals. “Norsat and Harris have worked …

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Inmarsat, Marlink Form Maritime Broadband Communications Partnership; Rupert Pearce Comments

Marlink will integrate Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress maritime communications service with the former company’s portfolio of service offerings under a strategic alliance between the two companies. Inmarsat said Friday Marlink aims to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity to at least 2,000 ships over five years through Fleet Xpress that Inmarsat unveiled in March. Fleet …

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Iridium to Launch Satellite Broadband Service in Q2 2017; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications will release a new satellite communications service offering for the government and enterprise sectors in the second quarter of 2017. The Certus service will be powered by Iridium’s NEXT satellite network and will work to deliver broadband connectivity to public and private sector customers as a standalone option or in conjunction with very small aperture terminals, Iridium said Tuesday. Iridium …

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Boeing, Northrop Win Contracts to Help USAF Develop Satellite Digital Waveform Generator Tech

Boeing and Northrop Grumman have won separate cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts from the U.S. Air Force to build digital signal generation technology for Global Positioning System satellites. The Defense Department said Monday that Boeing will help the Air Force to mature GPS-based positioning, navigation and timing systems through the Orbit Reprogrammable Digital Waveform Generator program under a $16.2 …

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Rupert Pearce: Inmarsat Adds Regional Office to Address APAC Mobile Broadband Demand

Inmarsat has opened a new regional office in Singapore as the company aims to help address a growing demand for mobile satellite communication services in the Asia Pacific market. The 19,500-square-foot office is located at Toa Payoh and includes a solutions laboratory, demonstration and training rooms, knowledge and support centers and a production …

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Inmarsat, Aerosatcom Form Gov’t Broadband Satellite Service Partnership; Andy Start Comments

Inmarsat has chosen an Eclipse–NSSLGlobal joint venture as a value-added reseller of Global Xpress mobile broadband satellite airtime services to government aviation agencies. Aerosatcom will market GX Ka-band and L-band services as well as help Inmarsat design, certify and offer aeronautical communication platforms for the public sector, Inmarsat said Wednesday. “The government market …

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Northrop’s Astro Aerospace to Produce Radar Antennas for NASA’s NISAR Satellite; John Alvarez Comments

A Northrop Grumman business unit has won a contract from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design and produce radar antennas for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite. Northrop’s Astro Aerospace will use and integrate its AstroMesh mesh reflector with the radar-based imaging satellite’s 12-meter aperture antenna, Northrop said Friday. “We are very proud to …

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Inmarsat Seeks to Offer M2M, Internet of Things Connectivity Via New Strategy; David Wigglesworth Comments

Inmarsat has introduced a new strategy that seeks to leverage its mobile satellite network in an effort to provide global connectivity to users of machine-to-machine systems and Internet of Things-based devices. The company launched the Internet of Everywhere strategy at the three-day CTIA Super Mobility 2015 show that kicked off Wednesday …

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