OneWeb and Government of Kazakhstan Develop Partnership to Accelerate Connectivity

April 12, 2021 – OneWeb has announced that it has signed an MoU with subsidiaries of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry: national satellite operator Republican Centre of Space Communications JSC, national company Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary, and Ghalam LLP, a spacecraft component supplier. The MoU develops OneWeb’s partnership with the Government of…

Telesat Joins MEF to Advance Digital Transformation through Telesat Lightspeed

April 8, 2021 – Telesat has joined MEF, a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers working together to empower enterprise digital transformation. Telesat is building the advanced features that enterprise customers, telecom operators and service providers require, and its involvement with MEF will enable members to seamlessly integrate with the Telesat Lightspeed network…

Eutelsat Supports The Rural Connectivity Group to Deliver Telecommunications to New Zealand

April 7, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications and The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG), a joint venture between New Zealand’s three mobile network operators, have signed a contract to bring an upgraded telecommunications network to New Zealand’s Chatham Islands. Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, RCG will leverage the EUTELSAT 172B satellite to support the Rural…

Thales Alenia Space Opens New FabLab at Charleroi Plant

April 2, 2021 – Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has set up a new FabLab (fabrication laboratory) at its plant in Charleroi, Belgium. This approach reflects the company’s ongoing digital transformation to anticipate disruptive advances in the space industry. Following the company’s first FabLabs in Toulouse, Cannes and Rome, this latest addition is…

RSCC’s Express-103 Satellite Enters Commercial Service

March 26, 2021 – On March 25, 2021, Express-103 spacecraft was put into operation, joining the orbital constellation of Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) at 96.5° E. All in-orbit flight tests of the service systems module and the payload of Express-103 satellite were carried out in full and with positive results. The new communication satellite…

OneWeb Welcomes TrustComm as a DoD Distribution Partner

March 26, 2021 – OneWeb announced a Memorandum of Understanding with US DoD satellite communications application specialist, TrustComm Inc. The agreement, signed on 16 March, envisions OneWeb and TrustComm working together to deliver OneWeb’s high speed, low latency, beyond line-of-sight communications services – with initial focus on the northern latitudes. The partnership between OneWeb and…

SKY Perfect JSAT Signs Contract with Airbus to Build Superbird-9 Satellite

March 25, 2021 – SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has selected Airbus to build Superbird-9, a fully digital in-orbit reconfigurable telecommunications satellite. The satellite will be based on Airbus’ standardised OneSat product line. Airbus will provide a turnkey solution, including design and manufacture of the Superbird-9 spacecraft, associated services and support for in-orbit operations and ground…