GHGSat Selects Arianespace to Launch GHGSat-C1 on Vega

November 15, 2018 – Arianespace has been selected by GHGSat Inc. to launch the GHGSat-C1 satellite on the Vega launch vehicle as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service flight in 2019. Montreal, Canada-based GHGSat is building the GHGSat-C1 spacecraft to measure greenhouse gases emissions from industrial facilities around the world. GHGSat-C1 is a follow-on…

Speedcast Expands Services around the Globe for Schlumberger

November 12, 2018 – Speedcast International Limited has been awarded multi-year contracts in multiple countries to enhance existing global services for Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services provider. The newest improvements include equipment and network upgrades leveraging the latest in modem and terminal technologies in countries such as Pakistan, China, Australia and New Zealand, adding…

Newtec to Power NIGCOMSAT’s Ka Broadband Services

November 12, 2018 – Newtec announced its technology will be used by leading satellite operator NIGCOMSAT as it expands its enterprise, government and consumer Ka-band broadband services in Nigeria. Following on from its continued success with Newtec’s VSAT platform Newtec Dialog®, NIGCOMSAT – which was founded in 2006 by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communication…

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…

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…

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…