Thaicom and CAT Announce Satellite Business Joint Venture

June 26, 2020 – Thaicom Public Company Limited and CAT Telecom Public Company Limited has announced a satellite business joint venture in order to strengthen Thailand’s telecommunications infrastructure and to support the growth of the digital economy industry and satellite industry. The two companies are partnering to form a joint venture company called ‘Nation Space…

VIVACOM Selects ST Engineering iDirect to Expand Broadcast Service Offerings

June 23, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect has further strengthened its long-standing relationship with leading telecom provider VIVACOM with a new agreement to supply MCX7000 modulators to facilitate additional broadcast offerings in Eastern Europe and Africa. VIVACOM, the largest telecommunications provider in Bulgaria, will use the MCX7000, a dense DVB-S2X multi-carrier satellite gateway, to launch…

Maxar to Build Four 1300-class Geostationary Communications Satellites for Intelsat

June 15, 2020 – Maxar Technologies announced it will build four geostationary communications satellites for satellite operator Intelsat. The contract was previously disclosed with Maxar’s 2020 first quarter results. Intelsat ordered the satellites to transition its existing media distribution and contribution services-uninterrupted-from the 3.7 to 4.0 gigahertz portion of the C-band, to the 4.0 to…

SES Selects Two U.S. Companies to Build Four New Satellites as Part of Accelerated C-Band Clearing Plan

June 16, 2020 – SES has selected two U.S. satellite manufacturers, Northrop Grumman and the Boeing Company, to deliver four new satellites as part of the company’s accelerated C-band clearing plan to meet the Federal Communications Commission’s objectives to roll-out 5G services. Northrop Grumman will deliver two flight-proven GeoStar-3 satellites, each equipped with a high-quality…

Kratos to Acquire Satellite Antenna Manufacturer ASC Signal for $35 Million

June 16, 2020 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. will acquire CPI ASC Signal Division, Inc. (ASC) from Communications & Power Industries LLC(CPI) for $35 million in cash. ASC is a manufacturer of high-performance, highly engineered antenna systems for satellite communications, radar, electronic warfare (EW), and high-frequency (HF) applications. The transaction is expected to…

Arianespace to Perform the Small Spacecraft Mission Service Proof of Concept Flight

June 12, 2020 – With this mission, designated Flight VV16, Arianespace underscores its comprehensive range of innovative and competitive services to address the nano- and micro-satellite market sub-segment, serving both institutional and commercial needs. The creation of such a new service using the company’s light-lift Vega led to the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) project.…