Communications satellite

September 27, 2011 - 11:10am

Satellite communications provider Iridium is in discussions with other aerospace companies and air navigation service providers to equip its next generation of 66 low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) payloads, making possible global surveillance of aircraft to include oceanic and polar regions.

July 18, 2011 - 7:30am
ICG NxtLink Series ICS-220A Iridium Communications System combines data modem...

The FAA has endorsed use of the Iridium satellite data service for air traffic control (ATC) communications in oceanic airspace, providing airlines and business jet operators with what is considered a low-cost solution for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) datalink messaging.

May 31, 2011 - 2:35pm

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat and aviation standards organizations have been working on a solution to a lesser-publicized aspect of the planned LightSquared broadband wireless network–the potential for the system’s high-power transmitters to interfere with satcom as well as GPS navigation signals.

February 3, 2011 - 8:29am

The U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Commerce and Homeland Security, as well as the civil GPS Industry Council–of which NBAA is a member–have filed objections with the FCC over a new satellite-enabled cellular broadband service from LightSquared.

December 23, 2010 - 10:15am

Now that Iridium has successfully completed the financing for its next-generation satellite constellation, called Iridium Next, the McLean, Va., firm is looking ahead to the fun part: building and launching an all-new network of dozens of cross-linked communications satellites.

November 30, 2010 - 5:30am

TrueNorth Avionics, LiveTV Airfone and Satcom Direct are teaming to develop and market a next-generation Magnastar air-to-ground communications system that will provide voice, Wi-Fi Internet and e-mail, text messaging and multichannel VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) services to business jet operators.

October 20, 2010 - 3:48pm

Earlier this month Iridium reached a preliminary agreement for $1.8 billion to finance its Next constellation of advanced low orbit communications satellites, slated for launch beginning in 2015. A syndicate of nine international banks is providing the financing.

October 20, 2010 - 1:36pm

ViaSat, a satellite communication network and equipment provider based in Carlsbad, Calif., announced Tuesday its acquisition of the SkyLink airborne broadband service from Arinc and the transfer of previous SkyLink business jet subscribers to ViaSat’s Yonder high-speed Internet access network.

October 19, 2010 - 10:08am

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July 17, 2010 - 9:19am

Esterline CMC Electronics (Hall 4 Stand C17a) announced that Air France has selected its multi-channel SwiftBroadband-compliant, satellite communications high- gain antenna to equip its future Boeing 777-300 fleet. The new-generation CMA-2102SB antenna supports Inmarsat Safety Services, Aero-H+, Swift64 and SwiftBroadband satellite communications.

 
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