VT iDirect Expands iQ Remote Portfolio

March 12, 2018 – VT iDirect announced it is extending the iQ Remote portfolio with three new series: the iQ 200, the iQ 800 and the iQ 1000, which will deliver higher throughput rates and advanced features for enterprise, telecommunication, aerospace, maritime and land-mobility markets. The iQ Series is VT iDirect’s next-generation DVB-S2/DVB-S2X remote portfolio…

Successful Launch of Four O3b Satellites

March 9, 2018 – SES announced that its four new O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites were successfully launched into space by Arianespace onboard a Soyuz rocket, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The new Ka-band satellites will join SES’s existing constellation of 12 MEO satellites, orbiting at approximately 8,000 km from…

Successful Launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 Satellite

March 6, 2018 – HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite communications operator, successfully launched its twelfth satellite, Hispasat 30W-6, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida atop SpaceX’s launch vehicle Falcon 9. From its orbital position at 30º West, Hispasat 30W-6 will replace and broaden the capacity of Hispasat 30W-4.…

Inmarsat and Airservices Australia Partner to Improve Aviation Safety and Efficiency

March 5, 2018 – Inmarsat has partnered with Airservices Australia to initiate satellite voice (SatVoice) communications evaluations for air traffic services in Australia in areas beyond the reach of traditional VHF voice coverage. Through the partnership with Inmarsat, Airservices Australia will help airlines and operators to complement conventional voice communications equipment with modern digital technology.…

APSTAR TV App Launched in Apps Market

March 2, 2018 – APT Satellite Company Limited (APT Satellite) announced formal launch of APSTAR TV App download for Android and iOS. The App, namely “APSTAR TV” provides live-streaming for a variety of TV channels, as well as their time-shift recordings for seven days. By using “APSTAR TV”, media customers’ TV channels can broadcast both…