ST Engineering iDirect Collaborates with Paratus and KNS to Bring Reliable, High-speed Connectivity to Mining Vessels

August 25, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a company of ST Engineering North America, today announced that its long-term customer Paratus, a pan-African telecommunications group which provides satellite connectivity across Africa, has deployed its iDirect modems with marine antenna from manufacturer and integrator KNS, to provide reliable, high-speed connectivity to mining ships based in Guinea,…

MediaTek Conduct World’s First Public Test of 5G Satellite IoT Data Connection with Inmarsat

August 19, 2020 – MediaTek is pushing the boundaries of advanced IoT 5G satellite communications with a successful field trial that transfers data through Inmarsat’s Alphasat L-band satellite, in Geostationary Orbit (GEO) 35,000 kilometers above the equator. The results of MediaTek and Inmarsat’s IoT field test will be contributed to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project…

Airbus to Build BADR-8 Satellite for Arabsat, with Optical Communications Payload TELEO

August 18, 2020 – Airbus has been contracted by Arabsat, one of the world’s top satellite operators, to build BADR-8, their new generation telecommunications satellite. BADR-8 will replace and increase Arabsat’s capacity and augment its core business at the BADR hotspot 26°E. The BADR-8 satellite will be based on the-state-of-the-art Airbus Eurostar Neo electric orbit…

Triple Mission Success for Ariane 5

August 16, 2020 – On August 15 at 22:04 UTC, Ariane 5 Flight VA253 was successfully performed from the Guiana Space Center, orbiting two satellites produced by Northrop Grumman: Galaxy 30 for Intelsat, and MEV-2 for SpaceLogistics, a 100% subsidiary of Northrop Grumman; along with BSAT-4b, built by Maxar Technologies for the Japanese operator B-SAT.…

ViacomCBS Networks International Selects Intelsat for Video Distribution

August 11, 2020 – Intelsat has been selected to continue distributing content for ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and across the Asia Pacific region. Intelsat was chosen for its unique ability to deliver managed media services, global coverage and integrated satellite distribution and terrestrial network. VCNI delivers premium content through notable…

Thales Alenia Space to Build SES-22 and SES-23 Satellites

August 7, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space has announced that it has signed a contract with SES to build SES-22 and SES-23, geostationary communications satellites. These two new satellites are designed to provide digital broadcasting services over North America. Thales Alenia Space will be responsible for the design, production, testing of the satellites and support…

Comtech Seeks Russian Regulatory Approval

August 3, 2020 – Comtech Telecommunications Corp. reported that its pending acquisition of UHP Networks Inc. (“UHP”) continues to progress through the regulatory approval process. As previously announced, Comtech has entered into an agreement to acquire UHP, a provider of innovative and disruptive satellite ground station technology, for an aggregate purchase price of $38.0 million,…