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…

SES Announces Next Phase of Strategic Transformation

March 2, 2020 – SES is launching a comprehensive programme to position itself for future growth and deliver maximum value to current and future customers and stakeholders. The programme, called Simplify and Amplify and executed throughout 2020, comprises a series of strategic actions to enable SES to best deliver against its declared purpose of doing…

Kacific Conducts First Mobile Backhaul over Geo-Stationary Ka-band Satellite in Pacific Islands

February 27, 2020 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has successfully conducted the first Geo-Stationary Ka-band mobile backhaul test in the Pacific Islands. The ten-minute call between Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux in Singapore and a large mobile operator in the Melanesia region utilised the recently launched Kacific1 HTS satellite. The trial was quickly set up…