Eutelsat Selected by AfricaXP for DTH Satellite Services across Sub-Saharan Africa

February 13, 2020 – Channel network and content distributor AfricaXP has signed multi-year agreements with Eutelsat Communications for Ku-band capacity on two Eutelsat satellites, positioned at 16° East and 7° East. This capacity will enable AfricaXP to extend the reach of its DTH free-to-air TV platform, Premium.Free. Currently broadcast in West Africa, the platform will…

KT SAT Names Kyung Min Song as new CEO

February 7, 2020 – KT SAT, KT Group’s satellite communication company, announced that it has appointed Kyung Min Song as its new CEO. Song graduated from Seoul National University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and completed his master’s degree at Seoul National University Business School before joining KT in 1992 and serving as the head of…

ST Engineering Launches GEOEARTH

February 6, 2020 – ST Engineering announced the launch of GEOEARTH, a cloud-based geospatial analytics platform that provides one-stop and immediate access to satellite imagery data and analytics tools that will help businesses to derive new insights as well as to accelerate decision making. Moving away from traditional standalone systems that are costly, time consuming…

Airbus Unveils New Portfolio of Earth Observation Satellites

February 6, 2020 – Airbus has redefined its portfolio of turnkey Earth observation systems, specifically designed for the international market. Responding to current market trends, the company now offers a portfolio of end-to-end systems that complies with the increasing variety of user requirements and business models of its customers. This new portfolio encompasses off-the-shelf products…

February 2020

  • Comtech Telecommunications to Acquire Gilat Satellite Networks
  • Entry into Commercial Service of EUTELSAT 7C
  • SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft
  • Thales Alenia Space to Build Amazonas Nexus for HISPASAT

and more…

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Maxar Technologies to Build Next-generation Intelsat Epic Satellite

February 3, 2020 – Intelsat has selected Maxar Technologies to manufacture Intelsat 40e, a next-generation geostationary communications satellite scheduled to launch in 2022. Maxar will integrate NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) payload with the Intelsat 40e satellite. Based on Maxar’s proven 1300-class satellite platform and Intelsat Epic, Intelsat 40e will provide Intelsat customers…

PJ Beylier Resigns as CEO of SpeedCast

February 3, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited advises that the Board has accepted the resignation of PJ Beylier as CEO, effective from 1 February 2020. While the preliminary view of the FY19 result is a little greater than 10% below the Company’s previous guidance, that result includes a number of items (such as procurement savings…

Inmarsat and ITC Global to Expand Connectivity for Energy, Maritime and Yachting Customers

January 29, 2020 – Inmarsat and ITC Global have announced a five-year strategic collaboration. The partnership enables the organizations to combine their highly complementary, market-leading services to offer broadband connectivity, paired with high-value connectivity solutions to customers in the maritime, yachting and offshore energy sectors. ITC Global will offer Inmarsat’s market-leading Fleet Xpress service, incorporating…