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PSLV-C51 Successfully Launches Amazonia-1 and 18 Co-passenger Satellites

February 28, 2021 – India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51 successfully launched Amazonia-1 along with 18 co-passenger satellites today (February 28, 2021) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C51 lifted off from the First Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR at 10:24 hours (IST) as planned. After a flight of about 17 minutes 23 seconds,…

SES Extends Long-term Partnership with Sky UK

February 25, 2021 – Sky UK has extended its contract with SES for satellite capacity in a new agreement that will add over EUR 90 million in secured backlog. This renewal is in addition to capacity already under contract that extends through 2027. By the end of the renewed contract, Sky UK will have been…

NHK WORLD-JAPAN Extends Multi-year Contract with SES on ASTRA 19.2 Degrees East

February 23, 2021 – Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of Japan’s sole public broadcaster NHK and official distributor of NHK WORLD-JAPAN, has renewed its multi-year contract with SES for satellite capacity. The agreement will permit NHK’s free-to-air, English-language news and information channel in High Definition (HD) to continue to be distributed in SES’s…

TheAngle and ABS Extend Partnership to Serve Customers in the MENA Region

February 22, 2021 – ABS and TheAngle have extended their partnership in the MENA region, serving customers across the ABS’ MENA coverage at 75 degrees East. The expanded and upgraded services focus on the provision of secure and reliable communications services for government, military institutions, and energy companies – oil and gas especially in the…

SES Government Solutions to Provide New Portable Maritime Solution

February 19, 2021 – SES GS) SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, today announced the award of a new portable maritime solution task order against the single-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) low-latency High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services. The solution…

Gilat Launches Next Generation VSAT Family Supporting 5G Networks and LEO/MEO Constellations

February 18, 2021 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced the launch of its next generation family of VSATs, Aquarius, supporting 5G networks and LEO/MEO constellations. The ultra-high-performance, multi-orbit VSATs provide over 2 Gigabits per second of concurrent speeds and support seamless satellite handover. As 5G networks are deployed and customer demands continue to exponentially grow,…

Viasat, Gazprom and TMC to Bring In-Flight Connectivity Services to Russia

February 10, 2021 – Viasat, Russian satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) and Russian telecom operator TMC today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aims to advance in-flight connectivity (IFC) for airlines flying into and over Russia. Russia is a key region for in-flight communications, comprised of 11 time zones, and…

NASA Selects SpaceX to Launch Initial Elements for Lunar Outpost

February 9, 2021 – NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) and Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO), the foundational elements of the Gateway. As the first long-term orbiting outpost around the Moon, the Gateway is critical to supporting sustainable astronauts…

Eutelsat to Host EGNOS GEO-4 Payload Again for the European GNSS Agency

February 9, 2021 – The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has selected Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for the development, integration and operation of its next-generation EGNOS GEO-4 service. The contract agreed between Eutelsat and GSA covers 15 years of service provision and represents a total value of €100m, of which €85m is subject to the…

Telesat to Redefine Global Broadband Connectivity with Telesat Lightspeed

February 9, 2021 – Telesat announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Thales Alenia Space to be the prime manufacturer of Telesat’s global LEO constellation, Lightspeed, initially comprised of a fleet of 298 next-generation satellites integrated with an advanced ground network. Lightspeed is the most innovative, cutting-edge broadband satellite network ever conceived.…

Eutelsat and TelOne to Bring High Quality Broadband Connectivity to Zimbabwe

February 1, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications and TelOne, one of Zimbabwe’s leading Internet Service Providers, have signed a master service agreement to bring high quality satellite broadband to Zimbabwe. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement with Eutelsat’s broadband division, Konnect Africa, beginning in March 2021, TelOne (Pvt) Limited will leverage the operational flexibility and…

Telemedia Partners with ABS for Earth Station and Teleport Services

February 1, 2021 – Telemedia has partnered with ABS, to provide teleport services for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Under this agreement the companies are forming a strong alliance with ABS gaining a full suite of telecom services provided by Telemedia at its Johannesburg teleport. Its diverse facility provides seamless integration of satellite…