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Latest Developments / Analysis

The December 2014  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by The SpaceConnection  is now available.  Featuring: 

A Look Back at the Key Developments of 2014  by Elisabeth Tweedie

The Future of Consumer Satellite by Roger Boddy

HTS Technologies  by Martin Jarrold

Case Study on Extending Broadband Internet by  Virgil Labrador

Executive Spotlight Interview with Roger Franklin, CEO of Crystal Solutions

plus coverage of the Vision  Awards 2014, Market Briefs, Executive Moves, Product Spotlight, Vital Statistics and Satellite Markets and Research 25TM Stock Index  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Le Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou, French Guiana , December 18, 2014: Arianspace successfully launched four satellites for O3b using a Soyuz rocket from the Space Center in French Guiana. The launch follows the successful launches of the first eight O3b satellites in two batches in June 2013 and July 2014, completing the initial constellation of 12 satellites for O3b's medium-earth orbit, all-Ka-band system.

Market Trends

Wilmington, DE, December 18, 2014 – NSR’s newly released Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) via Satellite report projects impressive growth for satellite-based UAS in all regions, with revenues rising from $1.3 billion in 2013 to $3.1 billion in 2023.  This explosive growth is tied to geo-political instabilities in many regions, and demand for UAS Satcom services from governments and international organizations, homeland security, disaster management, and peace-keeping activities.  

London, UK, December 16, 2016-- Amino, leader in IPTV, and PerceptionTV, the IPTV multiscreen platform provider, today publish a new white paper addressing the challenge facing operators seeking to deliver a consistent off net multiscreen TV experience.

Executive Moves and Views

Bingen am Rhein, Germany, December 19, 2014--  Starting in January 2015 Broadcast Solutions GmbH, a Germany-based specialist in Ourside Broadcast (OB) vans and provider of broadcast and multimedia solutions will open a new office in Bangkok. Broadcast Solutions has appointed Tevarit Dolorfino as Sales & Marketing manager and head of the Bangkok-based subsidiary office.


Paris, France, December 18, 2014--The Council of the European Space Agency(ESA)  announced today the appointment of Johann-Dietrich Wörner as the next Director General of ESA, for a period of four years starting on July 1st, 2015.  He will succeed Jean-Jacques Dordain, whose term of office ends on June 30, 2015. Woerner is currently Chairman of the Executive Board of DLR, the German Aerospace Center.

Products and Services

Profiles of products and services showcased at SATCON 2014 in New York City and Africacom 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.



Hauppauge, New York–  December 17, 2014 –  Globecomm announced today that it has donated desktop computers to a school in the Tanzanian village of Selela to aid the mission of the Tanzanian Support Foundation to help small communities become more self-sufficient in education, healthcare, hygiene and clean water.  A total of 14 computers, which were last used for e-welfare support for military operations in Afghanistan, and associated equipment will reach the school in 2015.  The Foundation has also contracted with an organization called Viafrica to provide installation, maintenance and training for teachers and students. 


Abidjan, Ivory Coast, December 12, 2014 — Eutelsat and the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) will be holding a conference in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on 15-16 December on the transition to digital broadcasting and telecommunications services across West Africa. Organized in cooperation with West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), the conference will bring together ITU and World Bank experts in addition to ICT ministers, broadcasters, regulators, policy-makers and finance institutions from 15 countries in the region, from Senegal to Nigeria.

Yangon, Myanmar, December 11, 2014 – Following the huge success of Myanmar’s first Satellite Forum, the Myanmar government has outlined plans to launch its own satellite within five years with ‘an open, fair and transparent tendering process.’ The debate will also be continued at next year’s Myanmar Satellite Forum, set to take place on 18th November 2015 alongside Communicast 2015 at Myanmar Event Park, Yangon.