Satellite News

  1. VCO: CRO1320A-LF Features Ultra Low Phase Noise For Satellite Communication Equipment

    Z-Communications, Inc. announces a new RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model CRO1320A-LF for the SATCOM market. The CRO1320A-LF is designed to cover 1320 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc. This single frequency, high performance VCO has been optimized to feature extremely low phase noise of -120 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset while operating off a 5Vdc supply and typically drawing only 29mA of current.

  2. The European Space Agency Selects Averna’s Record & Playback Solution For Signal Analysis And Monitoring Of Galileo Satellites

    Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device makers worldwide, announced today that the European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Averna’s Record & Playback solution for signal analysis and monitoring of Galileo satellites.

  3. Hermetic GaN Power Amplifier Package Developed By SCHOTT And Tesat-Spacecom Used Aboard Proba-V Satellite

    The Electronic Packaging business unit of SCHOTT technology group of Mainz, Germany and Tesat-Spacecom GmbH of Backnang, Germany (a manufacturer of systems and equipment for telecoms via satellite) have developed a hermetically sealed package that can be used in space, and has been supporting the European Space Agency’s mini-satellite Proba-V for performing Earth observations since the beginning of May.

  4. Electronics Unit Delivery Marks Milestone For Fourth Advanced EHF Protected Satellite Communications Payload By Northrop Grumman

    Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE: NOC) recently delivered the first of approximately 20 electronics units for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite payload, allowing the integration and test phase of production to get under way.

  5. NASA Mission To Study What Disrupts Radio Waves

    A NASA-funded sounding rocket mission will launch from an atoll in the Pacific in the next few weeks to help scientists better understand and predict the electrical storms in Earth's upper atmosphere. These storms can interfere with satellite communication and global positioning signals.

  6. Peregrine Semiconductor’s UltraCMOS® RFICs Flying In Globalstar Communication Satellites

    Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), recently announced that its UltraCMOS Phase Locked Loop (PLL) frequency synthesizer and prescaler devices are designed into six Globalstar mobile communication satellites that were launched into orbit on February 6.

  7. Modular Synchronization Platform Adds The Highest Performance Signaling For SATCOM And RADAR

    Spectracom, a business of the Orolia Group and the leading provider of synchronization systems for critical operations, announced recently at the Satellite Conference, its low phase noise Rubidium atomic clock reference for the most demanding applications.

  8. Microwave Development Labs Shows Satcom Waveguide Components At Satellite 2013 Exhibition

    Microwave Development Labs, Inc. (, one of the leading suppliers of high-frequency rotary joints, castings, and waveguide components for satellite-communications (satcom) systems, will be joining a host of exhibitors at one of the largest major events for satcom system developers, the Satellite 2013 Conference & Exhibition.