Globecomm Helps Tipco Maritime Company Tune in to Fleet Visibility

May 23, 2018 – Globecomm, one of the leading providers of maritime connectivity services, has installed a complete hybrid satellite-LTE communications solution for Thailand-based shipowner Tipco Maritime Company. In undertaking a review of its communications systems, Tipco identified a need to make better use of its onboard equipment, improve visibility of operations and achieve closer…

Cobham SATCOM’s EXPLORER 8120 Chosen for Australian Remote Worker Welfare

May 23, 2018 – The Government of South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has selected a solution that features EXPLORER 8120 VSAT antennas enabling broadband data connectivity and high quality telephony for workers delivering essential services to communities in remote areas. The EXPLORER 8120 antennas, which are the only 1.2 meter auto-acquire,…

Iridium Completes Sixth Successful Iridium NEXT Launch

May 22, 2018 – Iridium Communications announced that SpaceX successfully launched five Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Iridium satellites were joined by the twin spacecraft for the NASA/German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, in a unique “rideshare” launch. Shortly after deployment,…

LM-4C Conduct CE-4 Lunar Exploration Mission Launch

May 21, 2018 – Long March 4C launch vehicle successfully performed the ChangE-4 Tracking and Data Relay Satellite launch mission (CE-4). The passengers consist of the CE-4 TDRS Satellite – “QueQiao” and two HIT scientific satellites – “LongJiang-1 and 2”. In this mission, CGWIC successfully piggybacked the Lunar Camera Payload for Saudi Arabia. The cooperation…

Viasat Expanded Relationship with Honeywell for Ka-band Inflight Internet Services

May 17, 2018 – Viasat and Honeywell announced an expanded agreement where Honeywell, as part of its GoDirect Cabin Connectivity suite of services, will offer Viasat’s high-speed Ka-band in-flight internet service to large and mid-cabin business jet customers. Viasat’s Ka-band service is proven to support more passengers and more devices simultaneously through all phases of…

Thales Alenia Space Chosen as Partner in PLATO

May 15, 2018 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen OHB System AG as prime contractor for a new program called PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars), with Thales Alenia Space as a partner. Negotiations between ESA and OHB should be completed by mid-June 2018, with the satellite to be launched in 2026…

Thaicom Expands MCPC Broadcast Platform on Thaicom-6 in Africa

May 14, 2018 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the signature of an agreement with Mediavision a European based content delivery specialist providing end-to-end solutions to the broadcast and media industry for the expansion of its Multi-Channel Per Carrier (MCPC) broadcast platform in Africa. The MCPC broadcast platform is a cost-effective distribution solution, providing broadcasters…

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Successfully Launched

May 11, 2018 – The very first satellite of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Satellite-1, successfully took off from Cape Canaveral launch site on-board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This telecommunications and Broadcasting satellite is targeted to narrow the digital divide, as it will take broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introduce profitable services, including direct-to-home…