SES’s O3b mPOWER Tapped by Microsoft for Azure Network Cloud Services

August 18, 2021 – SES announced Microsoft as the first cloud provider customer for its next-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system – O3b mPOWER. Microsoft plans to leverage the MEO high-performance connectivity services to showcase its Azure Orbital solutions that integrate satellite connectivity with Azure services. Microsoft will use SES’s current MEO to provide connectivity…

19th Vega Mission Demonstrates Arianespace’s Ability to Deliver for the Most Innovative Projects for the Benefits of its Clients

August 17, 2021 – On Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10:47 pm local time (01:47 am (UTC) on Thursday, August 17), a Vega launch vehicle operated by Arianespace lifted off successfully from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America). This mission marked Arianespace’s 7th successful launch of the year and the second with Vega in…

AVEALTO to Begin Customer Acquisition for Wireless Infrastructure Services Available in 2022 Provided by High Altitude Platform

August 17, 2021 – AVEALTO Ltd., a UK-based company, was formed to design, build and operate a fleet of High Altitude Platform (HAP) vehicles which can transparently replace point-to-point satellite services at a lower cost, with higher quality service. Recent improvements in the efficiency of batteries and solar cells now have made it possible to…

South Korean Equity Partner Hanwha Joins OneWeb

August 12, 2021 – Hanwha has announced a USD $300m equity investment by Hanwha Systems (“Hanwha”) in OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company. Hanwha brings further defence capabilities and the latest antenna technologies to OneWeb, alongside relationships to new government customers and expanded geographical reach. This investment brings OneWeb’s total equity investment…

August 2021

  • Double Success for Ariane 5: Satellites Star One D2 and EUTELSAT QUANTUM Placed in Orbit
  • Eutelsat ADVANCE, a New End-to-End Managed Connectivity service, Gains Early Traction in Maritime
  • Inmarsat Unveils ORCHESTRA Communications Network
  • KT SAT Selects DataMiner as Strategic Choice for Kumsan Operations

and more…
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MEASAT to Retire MEASAT-3

August 6, 2021 – MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) will retire its MEASAT-3 satellite after an anomaly on 21 June 2021. The incident resulted in a complete outage of service and is still under investigation in partnership with our satellite provider Boeing Satellite Systems (“BSS”). Despite maintaining continuous telemetry and command control of MEASAT-3, further testing…

SES Networks Expands Partnership with Orange to Enhance Maritime Services

August 3, 2021 – Orange maritime customers will now be able to accelerate their digital transformation with higher-capacity satellite connectivity services provided jointly by SES Networks and Orange. With this innovative agreement, Orange will integrate its own global infrastructure with the global network coverage powered by SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform. Together it will enable…