RSCC’s Express-103 Satellite Enters Commercial Service

March 26, 2021 – On March 25, 2021, Express-103 spacecraft was put into operation, joining the orbital constellation of Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) at 96.5° E. All in-orbit flight tests of the service systems module and the payload of Express-103 satellite were carried out in full and with positive results. The new communication satellite…

OneWeb Welcomes TrustComm as a DoD Distribution Partner

March 26, 2021 – OneWeb announced a Memorandum of Understanding with US DoD satellite communications application specialist, TrustComm Inc. The agreement, signed on 16 March, envisions OneWeb and TrustComm working together to deliver OneWeb’s high speed, low latency, beyond line-of-sight communications services – with initial focus on the northern latitudes. The partnership between OneWeb and…

SKY Perfect JSAT Signs Contract with Airbus to Build Superbird-9 Satellite

March 25, 2021 – SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has selected Airbus to build Superbird-9, a fully digital in-orbit reconfigurable telecommunications satellite. The satellite will be based on Airbus’ standardised OneSat product line. Airbus will provide a turnkey solution, including design and manufacture of the Superbird-9 spacecraft, associated services and support for in-orbit operations and ground…

NASA and SpaceX Sign Joint Spaceflight Safety Agreement

March 18, 2021 – NASA and SpaceX have signed a joint agreement to formalize both parties’ strong interest in the sharing of information to maintain and improve space safety. This agreement enables a deeper level of coordination, cooperation, and data sharing, and defines the arrangement, responsibilities, and procedures for flight safety coordination. The focus of…

Inmarsat Selected By UK Space Agency to Develop Satellite-Based Rocket Launch Telemetry System

March 18, 2021 – The UK Space Agency has awarded a National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) contract to Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications to develop an in-orbit telemetry relay service for rockets called “InRange”. Inmarsat’s InRange service will reduce the dependency of space launch providers on traditional, expensive ground-based monitoring systems…

Amartus Supporting SES with O3b mPOWER Automation

March 18, 2021 – Amartus is supporting SES with its deep expertise in network automation standards and a proven track record adapting commercial B-OSS software platforms to meet the needs of SES’s next-generation non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) constellation called O3b mPOWER. The official, multi-faceted cooperation between the companies started in October 2020. O3b mPOWER is…