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Friday, November 14, 2014

This Week in Satellite News! (7 Nov – 14 Nov 2014)


O3b Networks Offers Offshore Service for Energy Sector

O3b Networks has created a new offshore communications service O3bEnergy 20 for energy sector customers in the Gulf of Mexico. The service provides an aggregate of 20 Mbps throughput to a single site with latency of less that 150 milliseconds round trip using 1.2-meter O3bEnergy antennas.

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Cobham Releases VSAT Antenna That Switches Between C and Ku Band

Cobham Satcom unveiled the Sea Tel 9711 Integrated Maritime Antenna (IMA), which is capable of operating on C-Band circular or linear or Ku-band X-pol or Co-pol. The system features a 2.4-meter radical offset antenna for both C-band and Ku-band operation.

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Thuraya Execs Set Out Company Roadmap in Dubai

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the Middle East based MSS operator, is targeting growth from many verticals going forward including maritime and new markets such as the “connected car,” where it believes satellite technology can play a strong role. At its Thuraya Product Development Forum last week in Dubai, key execs from the company outlined the roadmap going forward and even teased a new product launch, expected before the end of the year, as it looks to increase its portfolio of products to different market segments.

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Boeing Mates Two All-Electric Satellites for Early 2015 Launch

Boeing Network and Space Systems (N&SS) has successfully mated Asia Broadcast Satellite’s ABS 3A satellite and Eutelsat’s Eutelsat 115 West B satellite in a stacked configuration for a conjoined satellite launch. The two all-electric satellites are based on Boeing’s 702 Small Platform (SP).

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