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…

Thaicom Expands MCPC Broadcast Platform on Thaicom-6 in Africa

May 14, 2018 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the signature of an agreement with Mediavision a European based content delivery specialist providing end-to-end solutions to the broadcast and media industry for the expansion of its Multi-Channel Per Carrier (MCPC) broadcast platform in Africa. The MCPC broadcast platform is a cost-effective distribution solution, providing broadcasters…

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Successfully Launched

May 11, 2018 – The very first satellite of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Satellite-1, successfully took off from Cape Canaveral launch site on-board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This telecommunications and Broadcasting satellite is targeted to narrow the digital divide, as it will take broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introduce profitable services, including direct-to-home…

VT iDirect Extends Partnership with Kymeta to Resell KyWay Satellite Terminals

May 8, 2018 – VT iDirect has extended its partnership with Kymeta in an agreement to become an official reseller of the KyWay Terminal (KyWay Terminal) to its global base of mobility-focused partners. The Kymeta KyWay Terminal integrates ground breaking mTenna flat-panel antenna technology and the industry’s leading iDirect X7 modem, to serve a broad…

LM-3B Successfully Launches APSTAR-6C Satellite

May 4, 2017 – APSTAR-6C satellite was launched successfully by the LM-3B launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at Sichuan province of China. APSTAR-6C satellite will enhance the Asia-Pacific satellite communications, broadcasting services capabilities. APSTAR-6C satellite which is designed and manufactured by CAST is based on the DFH-4 platform and with a designed life…

May 2018

  • Speedcast Expands Capacity on AsiaSat 9
  • SKY Perfect JSAT Launches Next-Generation Maritime Broadband Service
  • Long March-5 Y3 Rocket Returns to Work
  • Arianespace to Launch BSAT-4b

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We Are IT Philippines Signs Bulk Broadband Capacity Deal with Thaicom

May 2, 2018 – Thaicom Public Company Limited and We Are IT Philippines Inc. (WIT) – the leading satellite broadband service provider in the Philippines – have signed a multi-year capacity wholesale agreement aimed at providing connectivity for the rollout of nationwide enterprise and government broadband projects. According to the terms of the agreement, WIT…

Malaysia’s Asian Horror Channel, BOO Available in the Philippines via MEASAT

May 2, 2018 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (‘MEASAT’) announced an agreement with Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad’s (‘Astro’) to distribute BOO via MEASAT-3a at 91.5°E. BOO, available in Malaysia and the Philippines, delivers 24-hour Asian horror content ranging from psycho-thrillers to other sub-genres such as horror-comedy, horror-action and more. With BOO, Astro continues to…

Qatar Airways Commences Rollout of Inmarsat GX Aviation

April 30, 2018 – Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband service is currently being rolled out on more than 130 of Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircraft. Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to offer GX Aviation, the world’s first inflight broadband solution with reliable,…