January 2021

  • AsiaSat Adds HERMES Live’s Streaming Service to its Media Solution Offerings
  • Viasat Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire RigNet
  • Hughes Selected by OneWeb for Ground System Development and Production
  • Eutelsat Entrusts Arianespace with the Launch of its Next-Generation EUTELSAT 10B Satellite

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Airbus Signs Multi-satellite Contract with Intelsat for OneSat Flexible Satellites

January 8, 2021 – Airbus has signed a contract with Intelsat to build two OneSat satellites operating in multiple frequency bands for Intelsat’s next-generation software-defined network. The contract was signed on 31 December 2020. The satellites will be based on Airbus’ OneSat product line, the latest generation of fully flexible, in orbit reconfigurable, Software Defined…

Delta Selects Viasat’s In-flight Connectivity

January 5, 2021 – Viasat today announced Delta Air Lines selected Viasat’s Ka-band satellite in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution for more than 300 mainline narrow-body aircraft, including both new delivery and retrofits on A321ceo, 737-900ER and select 757-200 aircraft. Delta expects to bring the Viasat technology onboard these aircraft starting summer 2021, with Delta having the…

Inmarsat Marks 5-years of Global Xpress with Plans for Major Extension of World-leading Network

January 4, 2020 – Inmarsat today marks the fifth anniversary of its Global Xpress (GX) network entering service worldwide. GX is, and remains, the world’s first and only globally available, high-speed broadband network, owned and managed by a single operator. It is already driving the digital transformation of major industries across the world, enhancing fundamentally…

AsiaSat Adds HERMES Live’s Streaming Service to its Media Solution Offerings

December 23, 2020 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited announced further expansion of its media solution offerings by partnering with HERMES Live to provide broadcast-grade live streaming service to its global customers. This streaming service will enable AsiaSat to provide complete solution that addresses customers’ increasing need for distributing content flexibly, cost effectively and for…

CGWIC Successfully Launches Four Satellites aboard Long March-8 Maiden

December 22, 2020 – Long March-8 (LM-8) launch vehicle made its debut from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, successfully sending five satellites into pre-determined orbit. China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC), provides the launch services for four satellites aboard including HiSea-1 ,Yuanguang Satellite, TQ-08, and SS-01A.…

Viasat Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire RigNet

December 21, 2020 – Viasat today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a leading provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications, in an all-stock transaction that values RigNet at an enterprise value of approximately $222 million based on Viasat’s share price as of the date of the agreement…