Thaicom 5 Satellite Ends Service

February 27, 2020 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the successful migration of its customers from the Thaicom 5 satellite to Thaicom 6 and other satellites. The Company has put in its best effort to resolving the technical anomaly in order to ensure the continuity of services to its customers. The migration and service restoration…

Arianespace Orbits JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B

February 18, 2020 – Arianespace successfully launched two satellites using an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America): JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). JCSAT-17, built by Lockheed Martin Space, will offer flexible broadband…

Comtech EF Data Receives $1.4 Million Order to Support Maritime Communications Network in Asia

February 13, 2020 – Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has announced that during its second quarter of fiscal 2020, Comtech EF Data Corp. received a $1.4 million equipment order from a major maritime service provider in Asia. The service provider, a long-standing customer of Comtech EF Data, specified the Heights™ Networking Platform and complementary RF products, including…

Eutelsat Selected by AfricaXP for DTH Satellite Services across Sub-Saharan Africa

February 13, 2020 – Channel network and content distributor AfricaXP has signed multi-year agreements with Eutelsat Communications for Ku-band capacity on two Eutelsat satellites, positioned at 16° East and 7° East. This capacity will enable AfricaXP to extend the reach of its DTH free-to-air TV platform, Premium.Free. Currently broadcast in West Africa, the platform will…

KT SAT Names Kyung Min Song as new CEO

February 7, 2020 – KT SAT, KT Group’s satellite communication company, announced that it has appointed Kyung Min Song as its new CEO. Song graduated from Seoul National University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and completed his master’s degree at Seoul National University Business School before joining KT in 1992 and serving as the head of…

ST Engineering Launches GEOEARTH

February 6, 2020 – ST Engineering announced the launch of GEOEARTH, a cloud-based geospatial analytics platform that provides one-stop and immediate access to satellite imagery data and analytics tools that will help businesses to derive new insights as well as to accelerate decision making. Moving away from traditional standalone systems that are costly, time consuming…

Airbus Unveils New Portfolio of Earth Observation Satellites

February 6, 2020 – Airbus has redefined its portfolio of turnkey Earth observation systems, specifically designed for the international market. Responding to current market trends, the company now offers a portfolio of end-to-end systems that complies with the increasing variety of user requirements and business models of its customers. This new portfolio encompasses off-the-shelf products…