Thales Alenia Space Introduces Fully Digital Satellite to Address Fast Moving Market Needs

September 10, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space has launched its new Space Inspire satellite product line (INstant SPace In-orbit REconfiguration) which allows seamless mission and services reconfiguration, instant in-orbit adjustment to the demand, transition from video broadcasting to broadband connectivity services while maximizing the efficiency & effective use of the satellite resources. Over the past…

CGWIC to Provide Gateway RF Front-End System for New Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite

September 6, 2019 – China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) and Indonesia PT. Satelit Nusantara Tiga (SNT) signed a contract for 13M RF front-end system for Ka-band Gateway to serve a new high-throughput satellite over Indonesia. Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) has selected the consortium led by the domestic satellite operator Pasifik…

Iridium and Thales Expand Partnership to Deliver Aircraft Connectivity Services

September 3, 2019 – Iridium Communications Inc. announced Thales as the newest Iridium Certus aviation service provider.  While already developing the Iridium Certus-based FlytLINK terminal and antenna, Thales will now be able to offer both Iridium Certus terminals and Iridium Certus connectivity services to business jets, commercial aircraft, rotorcraft, general aviation and UAVs.  Iridium Certus is the…

Inmarsat’s Satellite Technology Saves Lives, Supports Sustainable Fishing in Indonesia

September 3, 2019 – Inmarsat, working with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, its Department of Fisheries, the UK Space Agency and other partners marked the successful closure of a three-year fisheries innovation project. Using low-cost, solar-powered satellite technology on smaller fishing vessels, the project aimed to enhance safety, efficiency, ship to shore…

Hughes Partners with VNC to Create Solutions for Extending LTE Mobile Connectivity

August 20, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems, in partnership with Virtual Network Communications (VNC), announced new joint solutions to extend mobile network connectivity using an integrated combination of VNC’s deployable LTE technology with Hughes JUPITER and HM satellite systems. The new solutions support various global applications for government, militaries, first responders, and commercial Mobile Network…

Optus and Myriota Form First-of-its-Kind Agreement to Bolster Remote IoT Coverage

August 20, 2019 – Optus Business has entered into an agreement with Myriota, the global leader in nanosatellite Internet of Things (IoT), with a view to providing remote and regional connectivity for IoT devices and applications. An Australian first, the major telco-nanosatellite provider agreement will bring together Optus’ premium national networks and digital enablement capabilities…