SpaceX Launches Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express

December 3, 2018 – SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to a low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Carrying 64 payloads, this mission represented the largest single rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle to date. A series of six deployments occurred approximately 13 to…

Speedcast Launches Innovative Fleet Xpress Dual Antenna Solution

November 28, 2018 – Speedcast International Limited has successfully launched an innovative dual antenna solution for Fleet Xpress customers. The company also announced two unique promotions to celebrate this first-to-market launch of Fleet Xpress dual Ka-Band antenna systems onboard commercial maritime vessels, adventure cruise ships, and offshore supply vessels. With dual Ka-Band antennas installed onboard,…

Inmarsat Signs with Europe’s Air Navigation Services Providers for Iris Program

November 21, 2018 – Inmarsat has signed agreements with five major Air Navigation Services Providers (ANSPs) in support of the Iris program to modernise air traffic management (ATM) across Europe. DFS (Germany), ENAIRE (Spain), ENAV (Italy), EUROCONTROL MUAC (North-West Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) and NATS (UK), who together handle the majority of European…

Eutelsat Orders Replacement Satellites from Airbus for its HOTBIRD Neighbourhood at 13° East

November 19, 2018 – Eutelsat Communications has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing HOTBIRD satellites at its 13° East flagship neighbourhood. These all-electric high-power satellites are set to enter into service in 2022, serving Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The new satellites will reinforce and…

Intellian’s Tri-band and Multi-orbit Antenna Endorsed by SES Networks

November 19, 2018 – Intellian, the world’s leading provider of satellite antenna systems, today announced that SES Networks has endorsed the world’s first and only tri-band, multi-orbit, 2.4-meter antenna, the v240MT, for use on its Ku, Ka and C-band satellites. Intellian’s 2.4m multi-band, Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) broadband antennas provide…