Avanti and ST Engineering iDirect Support Successful Integration of 5G into Satellite Network

October 21, 2020 – Avanti Communications, the leading Ka-band high throughput satellite operator across Europe, Middle East and Africa and ST Engineering iDirect, the leading satellite ground infrastructure company, have played integral roles in the completion of the successful integration of a commercially available 5G core network into a live satellite network. This marks a…

Kratos Introduces OpenSpace™ Platform Supporting Dynamic, Software-Defined Satellite Ground Systems

October 20, 2020 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced today the release of OpenSpace™, a software platform and family of virtual products that enable satellite operators, Ground-as-a-Service (GSaaS) providers and others in the space services supply chain to create fully software-defined, dynamic ground systems. OpenSpace is a leap forward in ground network technologies…

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…