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Arianespace Has Successfully Performed Soyuz Flight ST36

October 14, 2021 – Performed on Thursday, October 14 at precisely 6:40 pm. local time at Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome (9:40 a.m. UTC), Soyuz Flight ST36 lifted-off with 36 OneWeb satellites onboard, bringing the size of the fleet in orbit to 358, after this successful deployment. Flight ST36 was the 61st Soyuz mission carried out by…

Jet Edge Signs as Gogo 5G Launch Customer

October 13, 2021 – Jet Edge International, a leader in full-service private aviation, has signed an agreement with Gogo Business Aviation to become Gogo’s 5G launch customer. Gogo 5G has been designed to deliver high throughput with very low latency to address the increased demand in data-heavy services and applications in use today, as well…

NSIL/ISRO and OneWeb to Collaborate for Taking Digital Connectivity to Every Corner of the World

October 11, 2021 – Bharti-backed OneWeb, announced an arrangement through Letter of Intent with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to use the Indian-built PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and the heavier GSLV-MkIII (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) as potential platforms to launch OneWeb’s satellites in India from 2022.…

Intellian Signs Antenna Supply Agreement with SES for O3b mPOWER

October 8, 2021 – Following a successful co-development phase, Intellian is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with leading content and connectivity satellite service provider SES to supply user terminals for SES’s high performance O3b mPOWER communications system. O3b mPOWER will extend and develop SES’s existing Ka-band medium Earth orbit (MEO)…

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…

Sirius TV Partners with SES to Broadcast TV Channels across Malaysia

October 5, 2021 – Sirius TV, a brand of Smart Digital International Sdn Bhd – the 2nd DTH (direct-to-home) operator in Malaysia – has signed a multi-year contract with SES, the leading global content connectivity solutions provider, to deliver a new bouquet of satellite TV channels across Malaysia. The Sirius Basic subscription package launched last…

Arianespace to Launch GSAT-24 Satellite for NSIL with Ariane 5

October 5, 2021 – On September 28, 2021, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) entrusted Arianespace with the launch of its GSAT-24 telecommunications satellite. GSAT-24 is scheduled for launch in the 1st quarter of 2022, from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on one of the seven Ariane 5 missions remaining to be…

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.…

SES Sees Uptake in Cloud-Enabled Media Playout Service Worldwide

September 15, 2021 – An increasing number of broadcasters and channel operators worldwide are adopting SES’s Cloud Playout service to better manage their linear TV channels and content assets flexibly and cost-effectively, announced SES today. This recent shift to cloud-based services means that SES now has more than 60 TV channels from Africa, Europe and…

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…

Hughes JUPITER System Selected by DTP to Connect Citizens in Papua and Indonesia with Satellite Broadband

September 8, 2021 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced that Indonesian Internet Service Provider PT. Dwi Tunggal Putra (DTP) has selected its JUPITER™ System platform to deploy satellite connectivity across 1,400 rural locations. DTP joins more than half a dozen other operators that have implemented the Hughes JUPITER platform across thousands of cellular backhaul and…