The Ariane 6 Engines Are Now Ready

October 15, 2020 – With the successful final qualification of the P120C at the European Spaceport (CSG) in Kourou on October 7, the qualification models of three engines for Ariane 6 have now all been tested successfully. The solid-propellant P120C rocket will equip Ariane 62 (Ariane 6 in its configuration with two strap-on boosters) and…

Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM Enable Maldives Fisheries Sustainability with Fleet One

October 15, 2020 – Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM have been awarded a new contract to connect 732 fishing vessels active in the Maldives Economic Exclusion Zone to Inmarsat’s Fleet One maritime broadband services. Cobham’s SAILOR Fleet One utilises the existing Inmarsat-4 satellite constellation to deliver the most reliable global voice calling and internet connectivity via…

Thales Alenia Space on its Way to Reach the Moon

October 14, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space will develop two key modules for the upcoming Lunar Orbital Platform–Gateway (LOP-G): I-HAB (International Habitat) and the ESPRIT communications and refueling module. These two modules are the European contribution for this Gateway. The first tranche of I-HAB contract, (worth 36 million euros, the global amount being 327 million…

Eutelsat Announces Successful 8-year Bond Issuance

October 7, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications today announced the successful issue by Eutelsat S.A., of 8-year senior unsecured bonds for a total of €600 million. Eutelsat has taken advantage of the current competitive market environment to raise long-term financing with an 8-year maturity on attractive terms. The transaction was well received by a diversified investor…