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FCC Issues Telesat Phase II Certification of Accelerated Relocation Order

July 5, 2023 – Telesat announced that the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has validated Telesat’s Phase II certification of accelerated C-band clearing activities in the 3.7 GHz band. With this order, the FCC confirms that Telesat has completed all requirements for relocating customers from the 3700-3820 MHz band in…

A Franco-German Success for the Final Ariane 5 Mission

July 5, 2023 – On July 5, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. local time, Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, lifted off flawlessly from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying Heinrich-Hertz-Satellite for the German government and SYRACUSE 4B for the French Ministry of Defence. The Heinrich-Hertz-Mission is the first dedicated German telecommunications satellite-based mission that will…

Momentum to Partner with Eutelsat and OneWeb to Provide Connectivity Solutions for the Oil & Gas Industry

June 29, 2023 – Momentum, a leading provider of enterprise connectivity solutions in remote areas throughout North and South America, today announced an enhanced agreement that will enable Momentum to use OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency satellite fleet, on top of Eutelsat’s ADVANCE global connectivity solution. This partnership will help tobring high-performance communications services to Oil &…

Intelsat and Lintasarta Expand Coverage in Indonesia

June 27, 2023 – Intelsat and Lintasarta, an Indonesian information and communication technology company via its mobile network operator subsidiary Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH), has rolled out a network to cover remote areas in Indonesia. Nearly 400 sites, across Central and Western Indonesia including Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara have received broadband connectivity with Intelsat’s…

SES-18 C-Band Satellite Goes Operational

June 27, 2023 – SES announced today that the SES-18 satellite is now delivering services at 103 degrees West, replacing SES-3’s C-band payload. SES-18 is enabling SES to continue delivering C-band broadcast and radio services to millions of American homes, as well as provide other critical network communications services to the United States. SES-19, which…

Intelsat to Sustainably Extend Life of Four Satellites by 2027

June 20, 2023 – Intelsat ordered its second Mission Extension Pod (MEP) from Northrop Grumman Corporation’s SpaceLogistics, which will add life to an Intelsat satellite, providing uninterrupted services to many customers. The new contract represents the fourth deal with SpaceLogistics, following an order for a single MEP in April 2023 and two Mission Extension Vehicles…

Indonesia’s SATRIA Communications Satellite Successfully Launched

June 19, 2023 – The SATRIA communications satellite was successfully launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from Cape Canaveral in Florida. SATRIA (SAteliT Republik IndonesiA) is a satellite designed to bridge the digital divide in Indonesia. Offering throughput of 150 Gbps, it will deliver high-speed Internet to the thousands of islands in the Indonesian…

Astroscale Expands Operations to France and Secures Contract with CNES

June 19, 2023 – Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term sustainability across all orbits, has announced the opening of Astroscale France SAS (“Astroscale France”) and a contract with the French national space agency, Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The contract, to be signed on June 20 at the Paris Air…

Eutelsat to Dispose of its European Retail Broadband Distribution Activities

June 15, 2023 – Eutelsat Communications has reached an agreement to sell its European broadband retail activities to an experienced private operator. The activities to be disposed of by Eutelsat include the affiliate Bigblu Operations Ltd and the other European retail activities in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, and Greece.…

OneWeb Signs LOI with Kazpost and Beeline Kazakhstan

June 14, 2023 – OneWeb signs a Letter of Intent with Kazpost and Beeline Kazakhstan to cooperate in fixed LEO satellite connectivity services to enable digitalization of the nationwide postal offices’ network in the Republic of Kazakhstan. OneWeb announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Kazpost, Kazakhstan National Postal Service, with…

Comtech and E-Space Team Up to Make Space-Powered Connectivity Services Available and Actionable Anywhere

June 14, 2023 – Comtech and E-Space, the company bridging Earth and space to enable hyper-scaled deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services, today announced a teaming agreement to collaborate, develop and deploy innovative space-based communications solutions and IoT services to support predominantly government and targeted commercial customers. The collaboration will leverage Comtech’s…

Aerkomm and SES to jointly deliver MEO connectivity services across Taiwan

June 9, 2023 – Connectivity services provided via SES’s O3b and O3b mPOWER constellation operating in medium earth orbit (MEO) are now available commercially for the first time in Taiwan to Aerkomm Taiwan’s government customers, announced both companies. Aerkomm Taiwan Inc., a subsidiary of Aerkomm Inc. USA, was recently awarded a commercial satellite communications frequency…

Network Innovations Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with ABS

June 8, 2023 – Network Innovations Inc. (Network Innovations or NI) and ABS, a global satellite operator, have formed a strategic commercial alliance to deliver C-band and Ku-band managed satellite services. The partnership benefits from the unique combination of ABS’ satellite capacity and teleport services and Network Innovations’ managed network services capabilities. The first network…

Astroscale Awards a Contract to Share My Space to Facilitate Space Risk Identification.

June 6, 2023 – Share My Space, the French space surveillance and operations safety startup has signed a new contract with Japanese headquartered in-orbit servicing company Astroscale. This first contract will optimally enable Astroscale to assess space objects’ attitude in LEO, a mandatory requirement for any on-orbit rendez-vous. As space exploration and satellite population continue…