PJ Beylier Resigns as CEO of SpeedCast

February 3, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited advises that the Board has accepted the resignation of PJ Beylier as CEO, effective from 1 February 2020. While the preliminary view of the FY19 result is a little greater than 10% below the Company’s previous guidance, that result includes a number of items (such as procurement savings…

Maxar Technologies to Build Next-generation Intelsat Epic Satellite

February 3, 2020 – Intelsat has selected Maxar Technologies to manufacture Intelsat 40e, a next-generation geostationary communications satellite scheduled to launch in 2022. Maxar will integrate NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) payload with the Intelsat 40e satellite. Based on Maxar’s proven 1300-class satellite platform and Intelsat Epic, Intelsat 40e will provide Intelsat customers…

Inmarsat and ITC Global to Expand Connectivity for Energy, Maritime and Yachting Customers

January 29, 2020 – Inmarsat and ITC Global have announced a five-year strategic collaboration. The partnership enables the organizations to combine their highly complementary, market-leading services to offer broadband connectivity, paired with high-value connectivity solutions to customers in the maritime, yachting and offshore energy sectors. ITC Global will offer Inmarsat’s market-leading Fleet Xpress service, incorporating…

Entry into Commercial Service of EUTELSAT 7C

January 27, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications’ EUTELSAT 7C satellite has entered full commercial service and is ready to support broadcast customers across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey. transponders. Successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on 20 June 2019, the satellite is co-located with EUTELSAT 7B at 7° East, increasing capacity at this dynamic…

Thaicom Migrates Thaicom 5 Satellite Customers

January 17, 2020 – Thaicom Public Company Limited would like to update progress on the incident regarding a technical anomaly on the Thaicom 5 satellite resulting in technical limitations to monitoring the status of the satellite, as reported earlier by the company. Thaicom together with the satellite’s manufacturer and a team of specialists have performed…

Arianespace Launches EUTELSAT KONNECT and GSAT-30

January 16, 2020 – For its year-opening flight of 2020, Arianespace successfully placed two communications satellites into geostationary orbit: EUTELSAT KONNECT for the operator Eutelsat; and GSAT-30 for ISRO, the Indian space agency. The launch took place onboard Ariane 5, on January 16 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.…

Comtech EF Data Receives $4.0 Million Delivery Order for Satellite Earth Station Equipment

January 14, 2020 – Comtech EF Data Corp has received a delivery order in support of the awarded contract from the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Systems Command. This latest delivery order, against the $59.0 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”) contract, is for $4.0 million. The delivery order specified Comtech EF Data’s SLM-5650B Satellite Modems and…