Sea Ray, one of the world’s premier manufacturer of 17′-60′ pleasure boats names KVH Industries, Inc., its exclusive satellite partner for the next three years.
At 2 Mbps and $0.99 per MB, the KVH TracPhone V3 with mini-VSAT Broadband is more than 4 times faster and 1/10th the price of Inmarsat service
Full year revenue of $112.2 million up 26% from prior year; Full year earnings of $8.3 million or $0.56 per diluted share; Quarterly VSAT product and service revenue up approximately 70%
Commercial harvesters and processors turn to the TracPhone V7 mobile satellite communications system for improved vessel management and affordable operations
Additions to KVH sales team bring established expertise in Fiber Optic Gyros (FOGs) and FOG-based systems to customers in west and southwest regions
Basic assembly of the Ariane 5 to carry Yahsat 1A and Intelsat New Dawn has been completed inside the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building. Following additional systems verification, it will be ready for transfer to the Final Assembly Building, where the two telecommunications satellites will be installed in a dual payload “stack.”
Arianespace is underscoring its benchmark position for satellite operators in the Middle East and Asia with a key presence at Dubai’s CABSAT 2011 industry event.
During 2011, Arianespace will launch a total of six satellites for operators in the region – beginning with a March 29 mission to orbit the Yahsat 1A satellite for Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat. Arianespace subsequently will launch five other satellites during the year for operators in Singapore, India, Japan and Arabsat.
The assembly of a representative Vega launcher is nearly complete at the Spaceport as part of validations for the mechanical, electrical and fluid elements of this newest member in Arianespace’s launch vehicle family at its launch site in French Guiana.
After stacking the inert first, second and third solid propellant stages on the Vega launch pad, team members now have added the bi-propellant liquid upper stage, called the AVUM (Attitude and Vernier Upper Module). The next step will be installation of the payload fairing with a satellite mockup and payload adapter, followed by a loading exercise with the AVUM’s propellant.