Eutelsat Raises its Shareholding in OneWeb

October 6, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications has exercised a call option on a portion of the latest OneWeb funding round subscribed by Bharti, for a consideration of $165 million, taking its shareholding from 17.6% to 22.9%. The transaction was undertaken on identical financial terms to Eutelsat’s initial investment of $550 million announced in April and…

Hughes and SES Demonstrate Multi-Orbit SATCOM for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

September 22, 2021 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced the successful first demonstration of a new multi-orbit satellite communications (SATCOM) capability for remotely piloted aircraft. Conducted for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the demonstration paired Hughes HM series software-defined modems and Resource Management System (RMS) with SES’s satellites that operate in geosynchronous (GEO) and…

Kymeta Announces Patent for Multi-beam Capabilities Enabling Simultaneous Multi-orbit Connectivity

September 22, 2021 – Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded Kymeta Corporation a US Patent for its multi-beam antenna configuration, enabling redundant, simultaneous, multi-orbit satellite connectivity. Kymeta’s innovative patented technology can generate two beams simultaneously with a single antenna panel, enabling the tracking…

Express-AM5 Satellite Will Warn about Seismic Activity

September 20, 2021 – Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and an international service provider Hunter Communications have put in place communication channels to monitor the earth’s seismic activity. High-precision seismometers are installed in a number of regions of Yakutia, transmitting data via the Express-AM5 communications and broadcasting satellite located in geostationary orbit at 140° E.…

Yahsat Selects SpaceX to Launch Thuraya 4-NGS Satellite

September 9, 2021 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company has selected SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch Thuraya 4-NGS, the Group’s advanced satellite, which employs the latest satellite communications technologies, to expand Thuraya’s coverage across Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Thuraya 4-NGS is expected to spur Yahsat’s growth across new and existing product…