Hughes Awarded Follow-on Contract from NAVAIR to Enhance Airborne Communications

March 30, 2020 – Hughes Network Systems announced its selection by the U.S. Naval Air Systems (NAVAIR) to provide SATCOM systems integration for the U.S. Coast Guard on its HC-27J aircraft. Under the agreement, Hughes will integrate Beyond Line of Sight (BLoS) systems to strengthen the Coast Guard’s missions requiring airborne Communications-on-the-Move (COTM), including Intelligence,…

Mitsubishi Electric Begins Developing the GOSAT-GW Satellite

March 30, 2020 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has been designated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as the contractor of the Global Observing SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water cycle (GOSAT-GW), the third in the GOSAT series, and has already initiated development activities. GOSAT-GW will have two missions: greenhouse gases observation…

Space X Launches 60 Starlink Satellites

March 18, 2020 – SpaceX launched its sixth Starlink mission. Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the Iridium-7 NEXT mission in July 2018, the SAOCOM 1A mission in October 2018, the Nusantara Satu mission in February 2019, and the…

Intelsat Selects SpaceX to Launch Intelsat 40e Satellite

March 17, 2020 – Intelsat has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for Intelsat 40e (IS-40e). The launch is planned for 2022 on SpaceX’s American-built Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Intelsat 40e is an advanced geostationary satellite that will provide Intelsat’s government and enterprise customers across North and Central America with high-throughput, “coast-to-coast” services. The satellite’s…

TheAngle and ABS Consolidate Their Relationship to Serve Customers in the MENA Region

March 10, 2020 – ABS and TheAngle, a satellite network services integrator, has announced they have extended their joint activities in the MENA region, serving customers across the ABS’ footprints at 75 degrees East. The collaboration focusses on providing energy, enterprise and government customers with bespoke, cost-effective communication solutions including ground segment facilities and flexible…

hiSky Partners with ST Engineering iDirect to Enable IoT Over Satellite

March 10, 2020 – hiSky aims to be the world’s leading provider of satellite-connected IoT services, bringing its innovative integrated terminal and cloud-based processing technology to the rapidly expanding satellite-based M2M/IoT communications market. The solution to be offered in conjunction with ST Engineering iDirect will enable their mature network of service-provider partners to leverage their…

Hughes and OneWeb Announce Global Distribution Partnership for LEO Satellite Service

March 9, 2020 – Hughes Network Systems and OneWeb announced that Hughes has become a worldwide distribution partner for OneWeb. OneWeb’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites will expand Hughes service offerings and ensure its customers can access low-latency, high-speed connectivity, wherever they are. Applications will include enterprise and government networking, cellular backhaul and…