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Orbital Research at IBC 2019: Executive Q&A with Trevor Hiebert

Trevor Hiebert, Orbital’s VP of Business Development, in an executive Q&A with IBC  

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Wireless Spectrum - Real Estate in the Sky

Wireless Spectrum: Real Estate in the Sky All wireless operators need RF spectrum: dedicated radio frequencies that carry TV, GPS, mobile broadband and other invisible signals through the air....

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Talking to EO satellites in the 26 GHz spectrum

Space-based frequency converters for less crowded bands The traditional satellite market – dominated by bus-sized satellites and mega budgets – is giving way to SmallSats, CubeSats, NanoSats and...

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Universal Broadband is Closer Than You Think

How Orbital’s new wideband Ka-band LNA keeps you in the fast lane wherever you are As the Earth’s orbit traffic problem intensifies, satellite operators are moving quickly to find some elbow room...

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Containing Vibration – Protecting the Signal

How Orbital’s custom low noise block downconverters hold steady in high vibration environments Imagine the pressure a combat general is under when leading a mission – specifically, when leading...

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LNB remote monitoring and control: Even better than being there?

At times, your low noise block downconverter (LNB) may be out of reach. It might be in a remote or unmanned location, built into an inaccessible enclosure, or mounted on the fuselage of an...

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From the Arctic to the Sahara: LNBs in extreme temperatures

When the mercury spikes – or plummets – the low noise block downconverter (LNB) in your satellite terminal can stop working properly or stop working altogether, similar to a cell phone that gets...

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Cut satellite terminal costs by tapping into existing power

In satellite communications, the cost of the terminal can often make or break a business plan. Hardware and installation costs are the primary drivers. If you can minimize both expenses without...

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The importance of phase noise

Phase noise is a key component of any satellite link. But what is it exactly? What are the major factors that contribute to it? And why is it so significant now? This post explores answers to...

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How to improve signal quality on satellite cable transmissions

Reliable communication between antennas and modems has never been more important. Sub-par performance due to poor signal quality can result in everything from angry customers and lost revenue to...

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