Current News

Satellite companies joust for space in crowded skies over Alaska

Tim Bradner

Anchorage Press

December 7, 2020

Spacewars!

Tim Bradner

Frontiersman

December 8, 2020

Past News

Astranis Completes First Commercial CDR, Adds Former NASA Administrator as Advisor

Rachel Jewett

Via Satellite

September 17, 2020

Former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin has joined microsatellite developer Astranis as a senior advisor and chair of its new Technical Advisory Board.

Astranis adds former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin to advisory board                        

Caleb Henry

SpaceNews

September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON — Astranis, a startup developing small geostationary satellites, has brought onboard former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin as an adviser. 

New telecom satellite for Alaska on schedule for launch next summer

Tim Bradner

Frontiersman

October 9, 2020

A new communications satellite dedicated to Alaska is set for its launch next summer. It will provide affordable broadband service across the state, said Chuck Schumann, CEO of Alaska-based Pacific Dataport Inc.

PACIFIC DATAPORT’S NEW GATEWAY IN UTAH BRINGS RURAL ALASKA ONE STEP CLOSER TO AFFORDABLE BROADBAND

July 1, 2020

Pacific Dataport, Inc. (PDI) announces it has signed agreements to begin

construction of the Aurora 4A earth station gateway in Eagle Mountain, Utah.

FREE TRIBAL SPECTRUM APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 DAYS

June 29, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently accepting applications for 2.5 GHz Tribal Spectrum until August 3, 2020. Acquiring spectrum rights allows a rural community or Tribal organization to deploy cellular 3G/4G LTE or a community Wi-Fi zone.

AURORA PROJECT SATELLITE PASSES MAJOR MILESTONE

June 29, 2020

Pacific Dataport Inc. (PDI) announced their satellite manufacturer, Astranis,

has reached a major milestone in its path to offering Alaska low-cost broadband internet service from a new generation of satellites called “high-throughput satellite” or HTS satellites.

Astranis Hits Testing Milestone for MicroGEO Satellites

Rachel Jewett

Via Satellite

June 18, 2020

 

Astranis has reached a testing milestone that it said is a major step in its path to offering low-cost broadband internet service from microsatellites in Geostationary Orbit (GEO). The company announced Thursday that it successfully concluded thermal-vacuum testing of a qualification vehicle developed for its MicroGEO product line. The test validates the technology’s ability to operate in the harsh environment of space. 

LEO/GEO Hybrid Broadband
Economic and technological benefits of utilizing LEO and GEO satellite systems in tandem
PDI LEO:GEO Hybrid Demo 10-9-2020.pdf
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Latency
What is latency and why it is not a problem
PDI Paper on Latency.pdf
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SPI White Paper on GEOs and LEOs
Comparison of GEOs and LEOs, and the Planned Aurora IV and OneWeb Systems, for Alaska
SPI White Paper on GEOs and LEOs.Final.3[...]
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