KT to Bring Next Tech Revolution to Space and North Korea

June 11, 2018 – KT Corp., South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, said that its satellite business operator will gear up efforts to bring the next technology revolution to outer space as well as the Korean peninsula. KT SAT employees inspect satellite antennas at the Kumsan Satellite Service Center on June 7. KT SAT Co., Ltd.,…

U.S. FCC Expands Market Access for SES O3b MEO Constellation

June 8, 2018 – SES has been granted, by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), authorization to serve the U.S. market using a significantly expanded O3b fleet in the Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). The FCC grant opens significant additional frequencies to SES for use in its non-geostationary (NGSO) constellation and enables it to deploy O3b…

Globecomm Adds Iridium Certus to Maritime Connectivity Portfolio

June 6, 2018 – Globecomm, one of the leading providers of maritime connectivity services, has signed an agreement to become a maritime distribution partner of the new Iridium Certus mobile broadband satellite service from Iridium Communications. The agreement enables Globecomm to further extend its portfolio of satellite, LTE and hybrid connectivity solutions and integrate all…

June 2018

  • LM-3B Successfully Launches APSTAR-6C Satellite
  • Thaicom Expands MCPC Broadcast Platform on Thaicom-6 in Africa
  • Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Successfully Launched
  • All-in-one Network Service Device for Fleet Xpress

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Intellian Unveils Next-gen 85cm Ku- to Ka-band Satellite Antenna System

June 5, 2018 – Intellian unveils its new 85cm Ku- to Ka-band convertible maritime VSAT antenna, the v85NX. This next-generation v85NX is the lightest and best-performing 80cm-class terminal available with a number of key features that make it easier to install, operate and maintain. The brand-new 85cm antenna is both smaller, lighter and has better…

China Launches Meteorological Satellite to Benefit Belt and Road Countries

June 5, 2018 – China launched the new Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting and provide better meteorological services to countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. The Fengyun-2H was launched on a Long March-3A rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. A geostationary orbit…

SES-12 Roars into Space on-board SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

June 4, 2018 – SES announced that SES-12 was successfully launched onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, United States. SES-12, which is uniquely designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East to meet the diverse needs of video, fixed data, mobility…

Myanmar Expands Relationship with Intelsat to Enhance Communications Infrastructure

June 1, 2018 – Intelsat announced today that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar has broadened its relationship with Intelsat to accelerate the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure in Myanmar. The MOTC will utilize services on Intelsat 39, a Ku-and-C-band satellite which is scheduled to replace Intelsat 902 at 62°…

SES Provides Managed Services for Galileo

May 30, 2018 – SES will provide a series of services for the Galileo European navigation system under a long-term agreement signed with Spaceopal, SES announced. The contract is part of the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) framework agreement between Spaceopal – a joint venture between Telespazio and DLR GfR mbH – and the European Global…

Inmarsat to Rollout EAN Inflight WiFi in the Business Aviation Market

May 29, 2018 – mobile satellite communications, announced today that its European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight wifi solution will be available for the business aviation market by January 2019. EAN is the world’s first inflight wifi solution that integrates connectivity from a satellite, operated by Inmarsat, and an LTE-based ground network, operated by Deutsche Telekom,…

Embraer Selects Viasat as its Connectivity Provider on Executive Jets

May 28, 2018 – Viasat announced Embraer is the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to select Viasat’s high-speed, high-capacity Ka-band connectivity solution for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets. The Viasat system is prepared to serve the business jet users’ connectivity demands of today, while keeping pace with future bandwidth demands. Viasat will…

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…