Arianespace to Launch Spire Small Satellites on Vega SSMS POC Flight

August 8, 2018 – The multi-launch contract with Spire, a company providing weather, maritime, and aviation data to public and private customers, will cover a significant number of CubeSats to be launched on Vega as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service Proof Of Concept (POC) flight in 2019, as well as options on subsequent…

APSTAR-6C Completed In-Orbit Delivery Successfully

August 8, 2018 – APSTAR-6C satellite was launched on May 4, 2018 by the Long March 3B launch vehicle from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan, China. The satellite conducted LEOP operations, including five apogee firings and perigee engine firings, and positioned at the designated orbit slot for in-orbit test while APT Satellite control…

SpaceX Successfully Launched SSL-built Merah Putih Satellite for PT Telkom

August 7, 2018 – Falcon 9 successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida carrying the Merah Putih mission for PT Telkom Indonesia. The satellite is part of the critical telecommunications backbone connecting thousands of islands in Indonesia, other parts of Southeast Asia, and it expands service…

August 2018

  • Eutelsat Partners with Intelsat and SES in U.S. C-band Spectrum Proposal
  • Bangladesh Opens Satellite Ground Stations
  • mu Space Makes History for Asia with Successful Blue Origin Flight
  • Arianespace Orbits Four More Galileo Satellites

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Yahsat Completes Acquisition of Thuraya

August 5, 2018 – Yahsat completed the acquisition of a majority and controlling stake in the mobile satellite services operator Thuraya. The acquisition of the UAE’s first home grown satellite operator, Thuraya, is set to significantly expand Yahsat’s current satellite solutions portfolio on both commercial and government fronts and creates a strong platform to capture…

Latest Blue Origin Launch Tests Technologies of Interest to Space Exploration

July 18, 2018 – On July 18, Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard rocket from the company’s West Texas launch site with five NASA-supported technologies onboard. For each of these payloads, this flight was one in a series of suborbital demonstrations to facilitate technology development. The flight helped researchers collect critical data to help…

mu Space and SSL Work Together on Satellite Systems

July 17, 2018 – Satellite and space company mu Space Corp announced collaboration with SSL to develop concepts for communications and Earth observation satellites. SSL brings a depth of technical expertise and an agile approach to helping mu Space with its plans to launch a satellite into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in the early 2020s.…

Bank BRI Selects Hughes to Power Next Generation Satellite Network

July 17, 2018 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) announced it has been selected by PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (Bank BRI), a state-owned bank and the largest bank in Indonesia, to deploy its JUPITER™ System to power services over BRIsat, Bank BRI’s satellite covering Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The next-generation satellite broadband solution…

Inmarsat Awards Contract for GX-5 Ground Infrastructure to VT iDirect

July 16, 2018 – VT iDirect announced that Inmarsat has awarded the ground infrastructure contract for Inmarsat’s fifth Global Xpress (GX-5) high-speed, broadband communications satellite to VT iDirect. The iDirect Velocity platform and iQ Series remotes support Inmarsat in delivering the high-speed broadband capabilities of GX-5 at a very low cost per bit. Inmarsat terminals…

Eutelsat Partners with Intelsat and SES in U.S. C-band Spectrum Proposal

July 12, 2018 – Intelsat S.A., SES, and Eutelsat announced that they are aligned on a market-based proposal for the future use of the lower C-band spectrum in the U.S. Eutelsat has agreed to join the breakthrough proposal initiated by Intelsat, Intel and SES. The market-based proposal was developed in response to a proceeding initiated…

Sky and Space Global Signed MOU with CGWIC

July 10, 2018 – Sky and Space Global Ltd (SAS) has signed a MOU with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) to explore the provision of launch services to SAS. Under the terms of the MOU, SAS will assess whether CGWIC’s capabilities meet SAS’ technical and operational launch requirements and, if so, enter into formal…

Telesat and Gilat Join Forces to Develop Broadband Communication Modem for LEO Satellites

July 9, 2018 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced a collaborative project with Telesat for development of broadband communication technology using low earth orbit (LEO) satellites. CIIRDF will fund the project to facilitate faster and more secure data transmission over satellite. The joint Canada-Israel innovation project will combine Telesat’s and Gilat’s engineering capabilities to do…

July 2018

  • Newtec Empowers Myanmar’s Newest Mobile Operator
  • Inmarsat and KDDI Sign Landmark Fleet Xpress Agreement
  • India Approves 1.5 Billon USD for Space Program
  • AP1TV and MEASAT Team Up for Nepalese Broadcasting

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MEASAT Expands Its Video Neighborhood in South Asia

July 2, 2018 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT) announced that it has expanded its video neighborhood in South Asia with the distribution of News24, Sagarmatha TV and Prime TV. News24 is the premium news channel of Nepal which shares ground breaking news of the region and exclusive interviews with prominent figures in Nepal.…

Speedcast Partners with Kymeta to Deliver KyWay Flat-Panel Terminal to Mobility Markets

June 28, 2018 – Speedcast International Limited announced a partnership with Kymeta Corporation to develop and roll out product offerings featuring the Kymeta KyWay Terminal, which integrates ground-breaking mTennaTM flat-panel antenna technology. Under the partnership agreement Speedcast will integrate the Kymeta terminal into the company’s industry-leading Speedcast AtlasTM managed service to deliver the latest cutting-edge…

PSN Selects Hughes JUPITER System to Enable Broadband Services Throughout Indonesia

June 27, 2018 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC has been selected by PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), the oldest private telecommunication and information service provider in Indonesia, to provide the JUPITER™ System for broadband services over the PSN VI High-Throughput Satellite (HTS). The comprehensive Hughes solution includes HG240 Gateways, a variety of remote terminals, and…

OPT Enhances Digital Access across French Polynesian Islands with SES Networks

June 26, 2018 – SES announced that the Office des Postes et Telecommunications of French Polynesia (OPT) is delivering enhanced mobile broadband and Internet services to residents across the vast French Polynesian territory through a new partnership with SES Networks. Under the new agreement, OPT will access the powerful NSS-9 satellite’s wide C-band coverage to…

MEASAT Deploys First DVB-S2X Service in Asia

June 24, 2018 – VT iDirect, Inc. announced that MEASAT Satellite Systems has deployed the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in Malaysia in a bid to bring scalable and affordable satellite broadband Internet services across Malaysia. This state-of-the-art platform allows MEASAT to tap into new markets and take advantage of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) opportunities in…