V-Nova, a leading provider of video compression solutions announced that their SMPTE VC-6 ST 2117 data coding standard has teamed up with D-Orbit, experts in the field of in-orbit transportation, in partnership with intelligent automation specialists Unibap, to demonstrate next-generation hyper-spectral imaging from Polar orbit. VC-6 high-performance AI-powered software library will be integrated into Unibap’s SpaceCloud® computing platform onboard a satellite scheduled for launch in Q2 … [Read more...] about V-Nova teams with D-Orbit, Unibap to demonstrate VC-6 for on-orbit satellite imagery acceleration
MADRID – Airbus has completed the integration of Cheops (CHaracterising ExO Planet Satellite), the European Space Agency’s (ESA) first small mission satellite that will carry out an exciting scientific mission, to define the properties of the planets orbiting nearby stars. Cheops will study these planets using a Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope supplied by the University of Bern, in Switzerland. It was integrated last month at Airbus’ Madrid-Barajas site on the already-finished platform. … [Read more...] about Airbus completes integration of Cheops satellite
Bermuda and Hong Kong – ABS, a global satellite operator, has signed a capacity contract for occasional use (OU) on the ABS-3A European beam for the recent G7 summit in Sicily for the host broadcaster.Italy hosted the annual meeting of seven of the world's biggest industrialized economies (G7) in Sicily held in late May of this year. The summit brought together leaders from United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and other EU countries. It focused on … [Read more...] about ABS provided Capacity for Live Broadcast
Cape Canaveral – The SES-10 telecommunications satellite built by Airbus for the Luxembourg-based operator SES was successfully launched by Falcon 9 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. It will provide replacement and additional capacity for direct-to-home TV broadcasting, enterprise and mobility services to Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. With a mass at launch of 5,300 kg and spacecraft power of 13 kW, SES-10 is the 45th Eurostar E3000-based spacecraft … [Read more...] about SES-10 takes off
It is not uncommon to see throngs of people milling about on a typical Saturday afternoon, but when Pokemon Go launched across various countries, a curious phenomenon emerged – crowds were out in full force at shopping centres, parks and even neighbourhood playgrounds, fixated on their phone screens and eagerly swiping to catch these virtual creatures. While the game itself is not a major data-consuming application, what is interesting is that players in Singapore, for example, have been … [Read more...] about Why satellite is the answer to future business data needs?
Paris, Toulouse – The EUTELSAT 172B satellite of Eutelsat Communications is in the final stages of preparation at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Toulouse and boarded onto a special flight to French Guiana. The 3.5 tonne satellite is scheduled for an Ariane launch on 25 April from the European Spaceport in Kourou. EUTELSAT 172B will deliver increased capacity for fast-growing applications that include in-flight and maritime connectivity, cellular backhaul, corporate networks, … [Read more...] about EUTELSAT 172B Satellite scheduled for launch