Arabsat 6A and Newtec Dialog to Transform Sudasat’s Broadband Internet Connectivity

November 12, 2019 – Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) announced the signing of a contract between leading satellite service provider, Arabsat, Sudan-based VSAT service provider, Sudasat and global leader in IP-based satellite communications, ST Engineering iDirect. The agreement will see the installation of a Newtec Dialog® hub that will provide Internet services across Sudan on…

InterSAT Selects Hughes to Power Satellite Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 5, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC, announced that InterSAT Communication Services FZCO (InterSAT), one of the largest and most respected providers of Internet solutions in Africa, has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to power its new SkyFi satellite broadband service for consumers and micro/small-to-medium enterprises (MSME/SME) across sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement calls for…

Arianespace Announced Contract with a Soyuz Launch Vehicle for the EarthCARE Satellite

October 30, 2019 – EarthCARE (Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer) satellite – the sixth mission in ESA’s Earth Explorer program – will advance our understanding of the role clouds and aerosols play in reflecting incident solar radiation back into space and trapping infrared radiation emitted from Earth’s surface. EarthCARE is a joint collaborative satellite mission…

Thales Alenia Space to Build EUTELSAT 10B Satellite

October 29, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space has signed a letter of agreement with Eutelsat Communications for the procurement of a new all-electric satellite, EUTELSAT 10B. The EUTELSAT 10B satellite is based on the Spacebus NEO Thales Alenia Space product line and will address particularly HTS (High Throughput Services) missions over Europe, the Mediterranean basin,…

SES and Thales Reach Record Speed and Enhanced Coverage via Integrated GEO/MEO Network

October 23, 2019 – SES and Thales have taken inflight connectivity to a new level, successfully demonstrating uninterrupted access to high-throughput broadband applications for the first time over a platform supporting multi-orbit interoperability, switching seamlessly between SES’s geostationary (GEO) and O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite beams. The demo flight from Melbourne, Florida to the…

Thaicom and China Great Wall Sign MoU on UAV and Space Technology Cooperation

October 10, 2019 – Thaicom Public Company Limited has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) – China’s leader in commercial launch services, satellite systems, and space technology cooperation. The companies will cooperate in the area of application development for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and BeiDou – China’s proprietary Global Navigation Satellite System…