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…

Inmarsat Enhances Cyber Security Offering for Maritime Industry

November 15, 2018 – Inmarsat has introduced two new components to its maritime cyber security service, Fleet Secure, as it continues to develop solutions that combat ever-increasing cyber threats faced by ship owners and ship managers. Vessel operators will benefit from a powerful, multi-layered endpoint security solution, Fleet Secure Endpoint, which is based on industry…

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…

APSCC 2018 Satellite Conference & Exhibition: Final Report

21st Asia-Pacific Satellite Communication, Broadcasting and Space Conference & Exhibition 4 – 6 October 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia     SUMMARY Event: 21st Asia-Pacific Satellite Communication, Broadcasting and Space Conference & Exhibition APSCC 2018 Satellite Conference & Exhibition (APSCC 2018) Date: October 4 – 6, 2018 Venue: Shangri-La hotel Jakarta Theme: #SATECHconnect   The 21st Asia-Pacific…

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…

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

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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…

Ovzon Signs Agreement with SpaceX for First Satellite Launch

October 16, 2018 – In an important step towards growing its satellite service offering, Ovzon has entered into an agreement with SpaceX for launch of Ovzon’s first GEO satellite. The launch is expected to take place no earlier than Q4 2020. The next step for the company is to finalize the procurement of the satellites.…

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…

October 2018

  • Yahsat and Hughes to Form Joint Venture to Deliver Satellite Broadband Services
  • Kratos Receives Contract to Build Multi-Site Gateways for Kacific’s New HTS Network
  • Arabsat and Newtec Sign New Multi-Million Euro Agreement
  • Eutelsat Signs Long-Term Multiple-Launch Service Agreement with Arianespace

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Intelsat and APSATCOM Launch IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime in Asia

October 7, 2018 – Intelsat S.A. announced that APT Mobile Satcom Ltd. (APSATCOM) will become the first maritime solution partner to offer, in China, IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime services. This agreement will deliver a seamless global maritime network for APSATCOM’s customers, providing unparalleled throughput, improved economics, and easier access to broadband services. Under the new,…