Arianespace Orbits Metop-C for EUMETSAT

November 6, 2018 – Arianespace has successfully launched the Metop-C satellite for EUMETSAT, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. Arianespace’s eighth launch of the year, and the second using a Soyuz rocket, took place on November 6 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. With the launch of this…

CGWIC Launches Brand-New Full–Electric Propulsion Small Communication Satellite Platform

November 6, 2018 – China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), APT Mobile SatCom Limited (APSATCOM) and APT Satellite Company Limited (APT) formally held the Signing Ceremony of “Letter of Intent in APSTAR SMALL GEO Communication Satellites System”. The three parties shall develop The APSTAR SMALL GEO Communication Satellites System based on Dong Fang Hong-4 Full-electric…

November 2018

  • Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat Establish the C-Band Alliance
  • Kratos to Build Multi-site Ka-band Gateways for SKY Perfect JSAT’s New HTS Network
  • Viasat, SpaceX Enter Contract for a Future ViaSat-3 Satellite Launch
  • Telstar 18 VANTAGE Satellite Now Operational over Asia Pacific

and more…

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Hughes India Selected to Enable Retail Automation in India

November 1, 2018 – Hughes Communications India announced that India’s leading state-owned oil companies have selected its JUPITER satellite broadband system to automate retail networking nationwide. Under separate contracts, Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) will each use the JUPITER system to upgrade network connectivity across…

‘Global Satellite Coalition’ welcomes the Communications Alliance of Australia

29 October 2018, Sydney, Australia – The “Global Satellite Coalition” (GSC), established by six of the worlds leading satellite industry associations today announced that the Satellite Services Working Group (SSWG) of the Communications Alliance of Australia, a group of satellite services-focused companies active in the Australian market, has joined the Coalition. Including the Australian group…

Arianespace Launches BepiColombo, Europe’s First Mission to Mercury, in Cooperation with JAXA

October 19, 2018 – Arianespace has successfully launched the BepiColombo spacecraft on its mission to explore Mercury, the smallest and least known terrestrial planet in the Solar System from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. BepiColombo is an interdisciplinary scientific mission designed to study the planet Mercury, carried out…

Inmarsat Celebrates 400th Installation of Jet ConneX

October 17, 2018 – Inmarsat’s market-leading Jet ConneX (JX) business aviation inflight Wi-Fi solution has now been installed and activated on 400 business jets worldwide. The speed of uptake has been rapid, with 125 installations taking place in the past four months alone. Inmarsat’s suite of advanced connectivity services makes today’s connected business aircraft a…

Intelsat Introduces New End-to-End Managed Service for Business Aviation

October 15, 2018 – Intelsat announced that it is launching FlexExec, a managed end-to-end service enabling service providers to easily and cost-effectively deliver high-performance, in-flight broadband connectivity to business jets globally. FlexExec’s broadband services are now accessible via Intelsat’s global, high performing, multi-layered Ku-band satellite fleet. Designed specifically to cover high-traffic business jet routes, FlexExec…