January 2020

  • Successful Launch of JCSAT-18 Communications Satellite
  • Hughes to Power Community Wi-Fi Hotspots across the Philippines
  • Panasonic Avionics Teams up with Eutelsat to Deliver XTS In-flight Connectivity
  • Blue Origin’s 12th Mission Is A Success

and more…


Successful Launch of JCSAT-18 Communications Satellite

December 17, 2019 – SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation announced the successful launch of the JCSAT-18 communications satellite. JCSAT-18 was launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon9 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA at 9:10 a.m. on December 17, 2019 Japan Standard Time (JST). The satellite…

Kepler Communications Selects SpaceX to Launch Two Batches of its Nanosatellite Constellation

December 12, 2019 – Kepler has selected SpaceX as launch partner to deliver a portion of its first Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation into space onboard SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Kepler has procured 400 kg of launch capacity from SpaceX for the deployment of multiple satellites. These spacecraft incorporate both a high-capacity Ku-band…

Blue Origin’s 12th Mission Is A Success

December 12, 2019 – New Shepard had a wholly successful mission on December 11, 2019. This mission was another step towards verifying New Shepard for human spaceflight as we continue to mature the safety and reliability of the vehicle. This was the 6th flight for this particular New Shepard vehicle. Blue Origin has so far…

December 2019

  • KT SAT Conducts Satellite 5G Connection
  • Ariane’s 250th Mission is a Success: TIBA-1 and Inmarsat GX5 are in Orbit!
  • The Satellite Industry Welcomes WRC-19 Decisions
  • IPSTAR Launches Broadband Service with VSAT Technology from UHP Networks in New Zealand

and more…


Panasonic Avionics Teams up with Eutelsat to Deliver XTS In-flight Connectivity

December 5, 2019 – Panasonic Avionics Corporation has signed a multi-year agreement for Ku-band capacity on two multi-beam payloads on the EUTELSAT 10B satellite, due to be launched in 2022. This contract with Eutelsat Communications will enable Panasonic to provide multiple gigahertz of new extreme throughput (XTS1) Ku-band connectivity to airlines and their passengers flying…

Thales Alenia Space to Build Nilesat-301 Satellite

December 4, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a contract with the Egyptian operator Nilesat to build the Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite, winning the contract against an international field of competitors. Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will work with Nilesat-201 to provide Ku-band services for the Middle East and North Africa.…