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,…

Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat Establish the C-Band Alliance

October 1, 2018 – Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, and Telesat announced the creation of a consortium called the C-Band Alliance, or CBA, in a move that could accelerate making mid-band spectrum available for 5G services. The CBA is designed to act as a facilitator as described in a recent U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeding featuring…

Inmarsat and Panasonic Enter into Strategic Collaboration for Commercial Aviation

September 20, 2018 – Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed a strategic collaboration, for an initial ten-year period, that enables them to combine their highly complementary market leading services to offer broadband in-flight connectivity (IFC) paired with high-value solutions and services to customers in the commercial aviation industry worldwide. This collaboration will enable…