Now, commercial communications satellite
systems and service providers are undergoing their own "transformation," creating sophisticated systems with capabilities to exchange information via video or Internet from anywhere, land or sea.
Many broadcasting companies are interested in entering the communications satellite
digital broadcasting business due to the success of SKYPefecTV in winning viewers for its pay TV service.
The Bell System's important role in satellite communications experimentation began on August 12, 1960 when a Thor-Delta missile launched Echo I, the world's first passive communications Satellite
The newly branded company will display some of its latest products and solutions for the military and commercial satellite communications sectors, ranging from secure band services and connectivity solutions to telecommunications and commercial communications satellites
have been orbiting Earth since the early 1960s.
a subsidiary of Motient Corporation (MNCP) and an emerging North American mobile communications operator, signed a "Launch on Demand" contract for TerreStar I, which will be the largest commercial communications satellite
ever launched into geostationary orbit.
The field trial in Kenya by Bharti Airtel and SoftBank Mobile proved technologies and ways for offering communication services by means of a communications satellite
in rural areas at a low cost.
We included 26 separate commercial communications satellite
systems for 13 Asian and Pacific Rim countries in our forecast," said Mr.
Meanwhile, the Syncom 3 communications satellite
, deployed in April but which reached its final orbit only after being repaired from the shuttle in August (SN: 9/7/85, p.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that the Optus D1 commercial communications satellite
, built by Orbital for Optus Networks Pty Limited (Optus) of Australia, was successfully launched into its targeted orbit aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on Friday, October 13.
Yet the work carried out on the Syncom 3 communications satellite
during the just-completed mission of the shuttlecraft Discovery (though the payoff will not be known until late next month) is a major step in that direction.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that the company-built Optus D1 geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite
has been delivered to the space launch complex in Kourou, French Guiana, where it is scheduled to be launched aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket in September.
29 /PRNewswire/ -- A Martin Marietta Astronautics Atlas IIA successfully launched the Orion 1 communications satellite
into supersynchronous transfer orbit early this morning from Complex 36, Pad A.
The flight's first day in space saw the deployment of Mexico's first communications satellite
, Morelos A, named for Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, a 19th-century hero of Mexican independence.
SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France -- UDcast, a leading provider of solutions enabling full IP over broadcast and satellite media, announced today it is collaborating with communications satellite
operator JSAT Corp to bring satellite IP-based communication to small Japanese islands and rural areas where optical fiber or ADSL is not available.