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NewSat limited (ASX: NWT) is Australia’s largest specialist satellite communications company. It delivers Internet, voice, data and video communications via satellite, providing a full range of managed satellite communication services. They have established a reputation as the partner of choice for governments, corporations and private enterprises with the use of its unique-to-Australia Teleport infrastructure.
NewSat currently has the ability to provide coverage to 75% of the globe, ranging from Australia to Asia to the Middle East, to Africa and across the Indian Ocean, up to Europe and the Pacific Ocean, the East Coast of the United States of America.
The company’s world acclaimed Teleports in Perth (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia) were Finalists (Top 3) in the 2010 and 2012’ “Awards for Excellence” of the World Teleport Association, and made the 2011 “Top Operator Rankings.” The two Teleports are also accredited to supply services to the Australian Department of Defense (DRSS) and are recognized as highly secure Global Access Points, supporting certified classified networks to ensure the transmission of vital and sensitive information for government clients.
They will be expanding their satellite capabilities through the Jabiru Satellite Program, beginning with the launch and operation of Jabiru-1, a large Ka band next generation satellite, the continent’s first independently owned commercial satellite, providing superior coverage over Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, or the MENA Region. Jabiru-2, on the other hand, also planned to be launched on 2012, will deliver enhanced coverage in and around Australia.
NewSat has rights to eight premium orbital slots and its fleet of next generation geostationary satellites that will lead Australia’s space quest.
The Communication and Information Technologies Ministry of Azerbaijan announced that they are pushing back the launch schedule of the country’s first national communications satellite from late 2012 to early 2013.
CIT Minister Ali Abbasov had stated that Azerbaijan’s first satellite has been moved to a period between January 23 to February 23, 2013.
“Satellite production and preparation for launch are going on in accord with the schedule,” Minister Abbasov assured, “In November, the satellite will be brought to Kuru spaceport in French Guiana, where preparation for its launch will start.”
The Ministry had earlier announced the likelihood that they will launch Azerbaijan’s first satellite at before 2012 ends. European consortium Arianespace will provide the lift rocket.
Azerbaijan is developing an indigenous satellite communications and construction capacity in order to enhance its economic export potential. Azerbaijan Marketing Society (AMS) chairman Rahim Huseynov earlier stated that the satellite launch will have an indirect impact on Azerbaijani high-tech communications and computer companies as well as a direct impact on the space services market.
To demonstrate the capabilities of its local high-tech companies, Azerbaijan intends to launch and operate at least two communication satellites and three low-orbit satellites.
Intelsat Global Holdings S.A. will buy a ride for a future communications satellite on Space Exploration Technologies’ planned heavy-lift rocket, the companies said on Tuesday.
The contract is the first for a Falcon Heavy rocket, which is being designed to carry more than twice as much as the Boeing-built Delta 4 Heavy launcher, which is currently the biggest rocket in the U.S. fleet.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has said it expects to sell Falcon Heavy flights to commercial customers for about $100 million.