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28 Oct 18. Viasat Selects SpaceX to Launch ViaSat-3. Viasat Inc., (Nasdaq: VSAT) has selected SpaceX to launch one of their ViaSat-3 satellite missions. The Viasat mission is scheduled to launch in the 2020 to 2022 timeframe from the Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This mission will launch aboard a Falcon Heavy.
Viasat selected the SpaceX Falcon Heavy for that rocket’s ability to fly a near direct-injection mission, inserting a ViaSat-3 satellite extremely close to geostationary orbit — as a result, the spacecraft can begin in-orbit testing (IOT) quickly after launch, rather than spending weeks or months performing orbit raising maneuvers. This is expected to enable Viasat to turn on its ultra-high-speed broadband service much quicker after launch than is possible with other launch vehicles. The ViaSat-3 class of Ka-band satellites is expected to provide vastly superior capabilities in terms of service speed and flexibility for a satellite platform. The first two satellites will focus on the Americas and on Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), respectively, with the third satellite planned for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, completing Viasat’s global service coverage. Each ViaSat-3 class satellite is expected to deliver more than 1-Terabit per second of network capacity, and to leverage high levels of flexibility to dynamically direct capacity to where customers are located.
Selection of Falcon Heavy for one of the ViaSat-3 launches is the next step in implementing Viasat’s integrated launch strategy for its ViaSat-3 satellite program, which is designed to ensure the on-time launch of its spacecraft through launch vehicle diversity and a systemic, integrated approach to launch planning. Viasat will announce specific ViaSat-3 mission assignments for each of its contracted launch vehicles at a later date.
Dave Ryan, President, Space Systems at Viasat, said that the company sought a ViaSat-3 launch partner that understood the firm’s unique mission requirements: to safely and quickly bring a ViaSat-3 spacecraft into orbit, to further the company’s goal of delivering terabits of data from space to meet growing global broadband demand. Viasat selected SpaceX as that company continues to demonstrate their commitment to advancing space technologies. Their proven technology is powerful and efficient enough to thrust a ViaSat-3 spacecraft close to geostationary orbit.
SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell added that there are exciting opportunities for Falcon Heavy in the market, particularly for customers such as Viasat that need direct-injection extremely close to geostationary orbit. (Source: Satnews)
30 Oct 18. Fujitsu Electronics Europe (FEEU) is expanding its ultra-low power portfolio to include a multi-receiver GNSS module: MSB1054. GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System and now encompasses a variety of systems: not only GPS but also GLONASS, QZSS, SBAS, Galileo and BeiDou. The ability to receive signals from several satellite systems significantly reduces the TTFF (Time to First Fix), meaning a faster and more accurate positioning.
Beside the GNSS device itself the MSB1054 provides a built-in RF-front end (SAW filter, LNA) as well as a TCXO, so with the exception of an antenna no external component is required. Furthermore, Fujitsu’s GNSS module is equipped with a built-in Flash memory for quick “hot start”, to save the navigation data and further optimize its performance. With its super-small dimensions of 5.8×6.2×1 mm, and only 3.4mA current in low-power mode (tracking, e.g. Period 60s), the MSB1054 is ideal for a variety of applications such as smart watches, fitness trackers, logistics (asset tracking and monitoring), indoor or outdoor navigation.
Various synergies arise between this module and FEEU’s existing portfolio, as the Value Added Distribution Partner already offers a wide range of components and services that support the development of low-power and IoT solutions. Prominent examples include FRAM as well as Ambiq Micro’s MCUs, RTCs, BLE and energy harvesting solutions.
29 Oct 18. MHI Successfully Launches UAE’s KhalifaSat Satellite. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)(TOKYO:7011) successfully delivered UAE Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre’s (MBRSC) KhalifaSat satellite into orbit today via the H-IIA launch vehicle F40. The launch vehicle trajectory was executed as planned, and at about 24 minutes after liftoff, separation of the KhalifaSat satellite was confirmed. This mission was performed along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 “GOSAT-2” satellite, in which the separation of the GOSAT-2 satellite was also confirmed 16 minutes after liftoff.
KhalifaSat is the first national satellite manufactured by the UAE, thus the mission should prove to be a great step towards UAE’s mid-and-long term plans in government space activities and industries. Additionally, MHI holds the launch service contract for the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM spacecraft, planned to be launched in 2020), through which it hopes to build upon a strong and lasting relationship with the MBRSC and UAESA (UAE Space Agency).
The H-IIA launch vehicle is Japan’s flagship launch vehicle and one of the most reliable launch vehicles in the world. Today’s launch was the 41st consecutive successful H-IIA/H-IIB launch, with an accumulative success rate of 97.9%. The successor to the H-IIA – the H3 Launch Vehicle – has been developed by MHI and JAXA. The concept of the H3 is highlighted to be much more customer-oriented by offering affordable pricing, relaxing environmental conditions for satellites and drastically reduced preparation time from contract to launch. It will allow for more flexible and cost-efficient launch services, and is scheduled to make its maiden flight in 2020.
His Excellency Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), said, “The successful launch of KhalifaSat; which bears the name of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, marks a new milestone for the space sector in the UAE and the region. The first satellite fully manufactured in the United Arab Emirates at MBRSC facilities by Emirati engineers, is in line with the directives of our wise leadership in transforming the UAE into a regional and international hub for space science and technology. With its 5 patents, we believe that KhalifaSat will play an important role in aiding organizations around the world in getting accurate data related to environmental changes and urban planning as well as support relief efforts at times of natural disasters. We dedicate this achievement to our leadership and we appreciate the valuable role played by our Japanese partners and thank them for their support in all the stages of this major project, providing all the necessary facilities to ensure that KhalifaSat is delivered successfully into space.”
“I would like to express my profound appreciation to all involved in the launch campaign for the devoted support and cooperation. In particular, I greatly appreciate that UAE’s Space Agency and MBRSC continuously supported and cooperated with us throughout the 3 and half years since MHI received the contract in Feb., 2015.”, said Naohiko Abe, Senior Vice President and Head of Integrated Defense and Space Systems of MHI. “The UAE government is the third overseas customer for MHI’s Launch Services. With the results of today’s launch, the H-IIA and H-IIB have achieved 41 consecutive successful, on-time launches. We strongly intend to expand our launch services business as the leading company of the Japanese space industry. Moreover, MHI is developing the H3 in partnership with JAXA. In succession of the H-IIA/IIB, the H3 will be a reliable and affordable next generation launch vehicle. Its maiden flight is planned for 2020, and we expect to be awarded with H3 launch service contracts from potential customers in the upcoming days.” (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
29 Oct 18. Esri Location Intelligence Technology Now Offered on FirstNet. Geospatial Apps and Tools for Developers Now Listed for the Public Safety Community. Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced it’s Explorer for ArcGIS app is now listed in the FirstNet App Catalog. The App Catalog allows FirstNet subscribers to discover and access technology that’s been specifically reviewed for use on FirstNet. Esri is also providing access to location-based APIs, SDKs, and configurable user apps for developers to support the integration of geospatial capabilities into solutions tailored for the needs of public safety. Explorer for ArcGIS is an industry-standard mobile application for Android and iOS that brings maps into the field on first responders’ mobile devices.
“Esri is excited to be included in the FirstNet App Catalog, targeted to the public safety community,” said Mike King, Esri global 911/FirstNet manager. “By giving first responders near real-time situational awareness tools, as well as the development environment and resources to create custom solutions, we have a continuing opportunity to enable public safety professionals to make better-informed decisions.”
Combined with Esri’s software as a service, ArcGIS Online, Explorer for ArcGIS allows first responders to access their agency’s authoritative maps in the field on mobile devices for better situational awareness. Explorer’s search capabilities allow responders to search and find places and features, such as assets or areas of interest. Responders can also stay productive in remote locations or in areas with limited connectivity by downloading their maps for offline access. Markup tools make it simple for responders to add notations directly onto maps that help communicate operational needs with other users. Explorer for ArcGIS can also be bundled with other apps in the FirstNet App Catalog – like AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk – to further give first responders more situational awareness of the incident.
“We’re pleased that Explorer is now Listed in the FirstNet App Catalog,” said Bob Sloan, Chief Operating Officer, FirstNet at AT&T. “Whether in the command post or in the field, Esri’s software helps first responders maintain situational awareness and helps give them a clear and actionable operating picture. As a FirstNet Listed application, public safety can be confident that Explorer for ArcGIS is a trusted solution that meets FirstNet standards for relevancy, security, and performance.”
For agencies looking to build similar capabilities into existing applications, Esri technology is available through APIs and SDKs. This allows developers to deploy apps on any modern web browser or device of their choice.
“We are pleased to welcome Esri’s Explorer for ArcGIS to the FirstNet App Catalog,” said Jeff Bratcher, Chief Technology and Operations Officer for the First Responder Network Authority. “Through our continued consultation with first responders and public safety we are informing industry of their needs for innovative applications to support their lifesaving mission. FirstNet is here to highlight these needs, and we are thrilled to have industry partners like Esri join the growing ecosystem for public safety broadband capabilities on FirstNet.”
Esri’s work within the first responder and disaster response community has been a cornerstone of their solutions offerings for decades. To find out more about how Esri helps first responders make better informed decisions using location intelligence, visit go.esri.com/FirstNet.
(Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
30 Oct 18. ‘To boldly go’: Australia’s Space Agency is entering new frontiers. The Australian Space Agency has officially released the organisation’s charter to support development of national civil space priorities. The charter, specifies that an independent, skills-based advisory board will provide advice to the agency head, Dr Megan Clark AC. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the charter builds on the Coalition’s establishment of the Australian Space Agency to advance the space industry and broader economy, and create more local jobs in the sector.
“The charter provides a high-level strategic overview of the agency, laying out approved governance arrangements including purpose, responsibilities and roles of the heads of agency and the advisory board,” she said.
The release of the Charter follows Minister Andrews’ visit to Gold Coast-based startup business Gilmour Space Technologies. Gilmour Space Technologies has secured $19m funding from Blackbird Ventures and Main Sequence Ventures, which manages the Coalition government-supported CSIRO Innovation Fund, to develop low-cost rockets helping to turn Australia’s world-class research into new business opportunities and more jobs.
Gilmour is developing rockets for the fast-growing global small-satellite industry. The company has already launched a low altitude hybrid sounding rocket from Westmar, Queensland and successfully tested their full-scale orbital engine.
Anthony Murfett, deputy head of the Australian Space Agency, has oversight of strategy, policy and day-to-day operations of the agency, and supports Dr Clark in monitoring the agency’s performance.
“Apart from the advisory board, the Space Co-ordination Committee (SCC) and Space Industry Leaders Forum will assist the agency in meeting our goals to drive new opportunities on the national and international stage, working with states, territories and government and industry leaders,” Mr Murfett said.
The agency charter provides a high-level, strategic overview of the agency’s purpose, responsibilities and governance structure. It is informed by the draft charter provided in the Review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability (the Review) and the Australian Government Response to the Review. The charter supports, but is not intended to replace, other strategy and governance documents, including the agency advisory board’s terms of reference. The charter is approved by the Minister responsible for civil space activities (the Minister). At the discretion of the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister may also approve the charter.
The head of the agency, in consultation with the agency advisory board, may make operational changes to the agency’s charter. Where substantive changes to the charter are proposed, the Minister must be consulted.
The Australian Space Agency will transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy, inspires and improves the lives of Australians, underpinned by strong international and national engagement.
The agency is responsible for whole-of-government co-ordination of civil space matters and is the primary source of advice to the Australian government on civil space policy. This involves:
- Providing national policy and strategic advice on the civil space sector;
- Co-ordinating Australia’s domestic civil space sector activities;
- Supporting the growth of Australia’s space industry and the use of space across the broader economy;
- Leading international civil space engagement;
- Administering space activities legislation and delivering on our international obligations; and
- Inspiring the Australian community and the next generation of space entrepreneurs.
“The advisory board will review and advise strategic direction and performance of the agency, and support the agency to achieve its purpose to grow and transform Australia’s space industry,” Minister Andrews said. (Source: Defence Connect)
29 Oct 18. New satellite telecomms for French armed forces. Orange Business Services has teamed up with Telespazio France to provide satellite telecommunications services to the French armed forces.
The French Joint Directorate for Infrastructure Networks and Information Systems selected the companies to supply several satellite communication capabilities and associated managed services. The services will facilitate communications for field missions where end-to-end security is vital. The companies will provide the jointly-developed National Meta-Operator for Satellite Connections (MONaLiSat). MONaLiSat relies on a range of satellite telecommunications services and associated equipment which both partners have used to meet the specific requirements of the ministry.
The solution will help supply land and maritime communications in several bands and meet the mobility needs of deployed forces. Telespazio France is a subsidiary of Telespazio – a joint venture between Leonardo, 67%, and Thales, 33%. The Indian Army is on the hunt for thousands of handheld thermal imagers for utilisation as day/night surveillance devices, with an RfI released to industry. Viasat has partnered with MDA to establish a repair, maintenance and upgrade service facility for Viasat’s Link 16 military communication terminals in Halifax, Nova Scotia. …
Thales will supply the Dutch Defence Material Organisation with new-generation Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) systems for the Royal Netherlands Navy, the company announced on 19 October. (Source: Shephard)
28 Oct 18. Mynaric Signs Their First MoU with a Satellite Constellation Manufacturer. Takes Laser to New Heights. Mynaric made an announcement regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently signed, but isn’t at liberty to provide much more information than the undisclosed company will build a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation planned for late 2019. Information that can be made public includes the planned first launch of several satellites equipped with Mynaric’s laser communication products in late 2019.
The satellites will be part of a demonstration mission prior to rolling out the full constellation of an eventual several hundred satellites. The full constellation is expected to require upwards of 1,000 laser communication terminals. Mynaric is “in close collaboration and holding intensive technical discussions with the satellite manufacturer at this moment.”
Dr. Markus Knapek, co-founder and member of the Mynaric Management Board said, “The announcement we are making today firmly establishes Mynaric as a key supplier for the emerging LEO constellations market. To be trusted by a satellite constellation builder to work on a key component of their constellation affirms our business strategy to cater for the LEO market as well as the airborne and ground segments. We are well on track to becoming the go-to supplier for laser communications for the entire aerospace industry.”
Mynaric is a manufacturer of laser communication technologies used to establish communication networks in air and space. Its wireless laser data transmission products include ground stations and flight terminals, that allow very large quantities of data to be sent wirelessly over long distances between aircrafts, autonomous drones, high altitude platforms, satellites and the ground at high data rates. Globally, the need for fast network connectivity is rapidly advancing. Since data networks are today largely based on infrastructure on the ground they cannot be expanded for legal, economic or logistical reasons resulting in the future expansion of the existing network infrastructure heading into air and space. With its wireless laser communication products Mynaric is positioned as a prime pioneer in this growth market. (Source: Satnews)
26 Oct 18. US Air Force explores space-based cargo operations, confirms talks with SpaceX. The U.S. Air Force is exploring the logistics of space-based cargo operations under the purview of Air Mobility Command, even as the impact of a new Space Force on the mobility community remains to be seen.
“I don’t know how it will affect mobility, but most of you know space affects mobility every day,” Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday at the 2018 Airlift/Tanker Symposium outside Dallas, Texas.
“Whatever the Space Force is or does, it has to protect our national interest in space,” he said, adding that GPS is critical to the air mobility community.
As for what space cargo operations could look like, the previous head of Air Mobility Command, Gen. Carlton Everhart, espoused the possibility of moving cargo using rockets during a Defense Writers Group breakfast in August.
“Think about this. Thirty minutes, 150 metric tons [and] less than the cost of a C-5,” he said at the time.
Apart from cargo operations, such a focuses space presence could help with pre-positioning equipment and supplies in orbit, ready to be dropped to Earth.
But in a roundtable with reporters Friday, the new commander of AMC, Gen. Maryanne Miller, said while the command continues to study the possibility, space cargo operations remain at the conceptual stage.
“We’re continuing, our [planning] community is going to continue to have discussions with the space companies, and we have agreed to just sit with them and just stay up to date with where they’re going with their future plans, to just be at the table with them” she said. “We won’t commit any resources, but we’ve committed to work with them to see how quickly they progress through that.”
One potential would be SpaceX’s next-generation reusable BFR rocket, currently under development. During the roundtable, Miller confirmed that the Air Force had spoken to SpaceX about the idea.
“They have talked about moving cargo in space, and we’ve sat down with SpaceX and had that discussion. But it’s really just discussion at this point,” she said. “Our connection with space is really just going to be at the table with them, to look at how much progress they’re making.”
As for what type of cargo could possibly be moved, that’s still being discussed. But in August, Everhart said he’d be willing to stick “anything” in space. (Source: Defense News)
26 Oct 18. Zala Demos Sat-Nav Signal Suppressing System for UAVs. ZALA AERO, part of the Kalashnikov Group, has demonstrated a new device of satellite navigation signal suppression for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the Interpolytex-2018 security exhibition, the Kalashnikov press office reported on Wednesday.
“The compact module is placed under an unmanned aerial vehicle’s wing and suppresses the signal of satellite navigation systems within a radius of up to 5km, and also blocks the operation of all devices that use satellite navigational systems for navigation,” the Kalashnikov press office said.
The satellite navigation signal suppressing system has been developed for Special Operations forces. The system can be used to neutralize an enemy’s equipment that may pose a threat to defended facilities. The new system will expand the range of electronic warfare devices developed by ZALA. It comprises the REX-1 anti-drone rifle and the ZONT man-portable device. The new satellite navigation signal suppressing system has undergone successful trials and proven its efficiency. The Interpolytex-2018 security exhibition runs at the All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKh) in Moscow on October 23-26 already for the 22nd time. This year, 46 foreign special equipment producers from Belarus, Germany, Canada and China have filed their bids for participating in the exhibition. (Source: UAS VISION/TASS)
23 Oct 18. ISRO’s Plans of Two Launches Per Month Just Got Scrubbed. Maybe it’s a case of ambition not measuring up to reality that has happened at Indian Space Research Organisation and their plans to launch two satellites a month from October through 2019 because now there’s a problem. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which has set an ambitious target of launching two satellites every month from October this year and throughout 2019, appears to have hit a bottleneck in the very first month of the plan. While two satellites were scheduled for launch during the month of October, sources say the launches were highly unlikely due to integration delays.
ISRO chairman R Sivan, in a briefing held earlier this year, had announced that the agency will launch two satellites every month as it had launch orders for 50 satellites already, over a period of three years. GSAT-29 aboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) MK-II and Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) – C43 with 31 satellites, according to Sivan, was scheduled to be launched. However, sources in ISRO indicate that the two launches were highly unlikely as the processes involved in integration and launch of satellites were yet to be completed.
Of the launches, GSAT-29 is a communication satellite targeting Village Resource Centres to “bridge the digital divide”. The second launch scheduled for the month was PSLV-C43, which was to carry a hyper-spectral imaging satellite along with 30 other satellites. Following the launch of these satellites, ISRO was to launch GSAT-11 and GSAT-7A in November, followed by Emisat and GSAT-31 in December. In January 2019, the launches announced included Chandrayaan-2 aboard GSLV Mk-III, PSLV C-45, and RiSat-2B.
However, sources said that the launch of the two satellites in the remaining days of October was difficult, if not highly unlikely. “If ISRO pushes for the launches in October too, it will be difficult to pull off two launches in two weeks,” the source said.
When contacted, an ISRO official who did not wish to be quoted said that various tests required for the launch of satellites was completed and the dates for the launch would be finalised in a week. “Since satellite launch involves several critical steps to pull off, it is difficult to follow a set schedule. However, all efforts are being made to ensure that the satellites are launched on time,” the official added. (Source: Satnews)
23 Oct 18. It’s a First. How an Albatross Enabled Global Eagle and Gilat to Have Live In-Flight Broadband Connectivity via LEO. It was a team effort with Gilat and Global Eagle that enabled them to accomplish the milestone of high speed, broadband connectivity during live in-flight testing using Telesat’s satellite capacity. Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), provider of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today its key role in the first-ever demonstration of an in-flight aircraft communicating at broadband speeds with a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite system. This industry milestone was achieved using Global Eagle’s “Albatross One” test aircraft with Gilat’s aero modem and Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO satellite, launched earlier this year. The testing included a successful demonstration of seamless connectivity and switchover between Telesat’s geostationary orbit (GEO) and LEO satellites. The Albatross was selected because the arch of its upper fuselage is nearly identical to that of the Boeing 737.
Erwin Hudson, Vice President, Telesat LEO said that Telesat is pleased to be collaborating with innovative companies like Gilat and Global Eagle who recognize the potential of Telesat’s LEO system to transform the in-flight broadband experience for millions of passengers worldwide. This flight on Global Eagle’s Albatross aircraft test-bed with Gilat’s aero modem confirms that Telesat’s state-of-the-art LEO architecture satisfies Global Eagle’s requirements for seamless connectivity and terrestrial-like broadband performance for multiple applications, including the capability to switch between LEO and GEO constellations.
Global Eagle Executive VP Per Noren added that Global Eagle is confident that Telesat’s planned LEO constellation will fundamentally improve the passenger experience for inflight broadband with industry-leading latency, throughput and global coverage. Global Eagle chose to collaborate with Gilat on LEO baseband technology due to their proven multi-application platform and clear LEO roadmap.
Ron Levin VP Mobility and Global Accounts at Gilat concluded that Gilat and Global Eagle’s ongoing collaboration with Telesat has brought this outstanding achievement to market confirming the broadband vision of next generation IFC. Gilat’s solution has now proved its technological advantage of supporting not only multiple applications, satellites, bands and beams, but also a world first transition between satellites in multiple orbits. (Source: Satnews)
22 Oct 18. Sky and Space Global Completes the Critical Design Review of their Pearls Smallsats with GomSpace. Sky and Space Global Ltd (ASX: SAS, “Sky and Space Global” or the “Company”) has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of the Pearls smallsats and they are now processing to assembly and integration. The CDR was undertaken by construction partner GomSpace (SS: GOMX), a European based, Nasdaq listed contractor that specializes in the construction and testing of smallsats. The CDR process assesses all technical components including; schedule, overall design, altitude control performance and system budgets (mass, power and link) to ensure that each part is of the highest quality and meets the required standard to progress to the construction phase.
The review concluded that the design presented by Gompace to SAS complies with the CDR requirements and the Pearls can progress to assembly and integration, which will also be completed by GomSpace. Assembly and integration is scheduled to commence immediately and construction of the first batch of Pearls is expected to be completed on time for the launch.
Once construction and integration are complete, the smallsats will then pass through various, other final hardware, software and technical assessments and testing, including a final acceptance test before launch. This symbolizes an important milestone for the company as the next step in achieving the firm’s business model of providing reliable and affordable connectivity services to people and businesses in remote geographies.
Meir Moalem, Co-Founder, Managing Director and CEO, said that the company is delighted to have successfully completed the CDR with GomSpace, reaching another milestone and remaining on track for launch next year. Positive results from the CDR validate the firm’s technology, supports the company’s strategy and reaffirms the goal of providing communication technology to remote geographical locations. The construction process phase has now begun and the market will be updated once this phase is completed. (Source: Satnews)
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