February 2014 Edition
Interference + Multiple Markets
What’s This “Interference” I’m Always Hearing About? What Can Be Done About It?, By Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)
As we enter into 2014, there are, yet again, a number of important milestones for us to reach in the fight against satellite interference.
Driving Communications On The Move, By Bob Gough, Managing Director, Carrick Communications, Ltd.
Media, resources, maritime and aeronautical industry requirements from commercial and consumer perspectives are growing at an increasingly rapid rate. Global demand for Communications On The Move (COTM) is driving the evolution of the satellite industry to continue to provide fresh capacity and develop the associated technologies.
Setting The Table To Shake Up The Components, By Bill Perry
Along a neatly landscaped road in Mountain View, California, sits an understated industrial building. The building houses a newly installed Moog electrodynamic shaker table.
New Space Technology— Electric Propulsion For Satellites, By Marc Fichou, General Manager, Morgan Advanced Materials
When researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) started their search for a material from which to make a custom-made plasma cavity for a new gas plasma space engine, they were directed to Morgan Advanced Materials, a world leader in high purity Alumina custom-made, high precision ceramic components.
The Forefront Of Space Science… Deep Space Navigation Technology Via Solar Sail… The Realization..., By Yuichi Tsuda, Assistant Professor, Department of Space Flight Systems at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), JAXA
The small solar-power sail demonstrator IKAROS launched in May 2010 has achieved all of its technological goals and is still cruising in the solar system. Its total flight distance as of June 2013 was about 3 billion km. Accelerated by solar radiation pressure, its velocity increment reached 400 m/sec over the three-year flight