Airbus to Support France and India to Monitor Climate Change

April 20, 2020 – The French Space Agency (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, CNES) has recently signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the development and manufacture of the thermal infrared instrument for the TRISHNA satellite. TRISHNA (Thermal infraRed Imaging Satellite for High resolution Natural resource Assessment) will be the latest satellite in the…

Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Mission Extension Vehicle

April 17, 2020 – Intelsat announced that Intelsat 901 has returned to service following the successful docking with the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) from Northrop Grumman Corporation and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SpaceLogistics LLC, on February 25 – the first time that two commercial spacecraft docked in geostationary orbit. Since the February rendezvous, MEV-1…

Hughes Extends Mobile Network Connectivity to Support Various Applications

April 14, 2020 – Hughes, in partnership with Virtual Network Communications, Inc. (VNC), will create new solutions to extend mobile network connectivity to support various global applications for government, militaries, first responders, and commercial Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). The joint solutions will integrate VNC’s deployable LTE technology with Hughes JUPITERTM and HM satellite systems. The…

Omnispace Selects Thales Alenia Space to Develop Satellite-based IoT Infrastructure

April 9, 2020 – Omnispace, the company that is reinventing mobile communications by building a global hybrid network, announced it has selected Thales Alenia Space to develop the initial component of its satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. This will advance Omnispace’s vision to deliver a global hybrid communications network based on 3GPP standards. Thales…

Thuraya MarineStar Bcomes a Major Success Story

April 9, 2020 – Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, has announced that Thuraya MarineStar, its best in class, affordable maritime voice solution with advanced two-way tracking and monitoring capabilities is a bestseller, especially in the Asian maritime markets. This versatile solution was sold out within a month…