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OneWeb Brings Fiber-like Internet for the Arctic in 2020

September 4, 2019 – OneWeb announced the details of its Arctic high-speed, low-latency internet service. OneWeb will deliver 375 Gbps of capacity above the 60th parallel North. With service starting in 2020, there will be enough capacity to give fiber-like connectivity to hundreds of thousands of homes, planes, and boats, connecting millions across the Arctic.…

Iridium and Thales Expand Partnership to Deliver Aircraft Connectivity Services

September 3, 2019 – Iridium Communications Inc. announced Thales as the newest Iridium Certus aviation service provider.  While already developing the Iridium Certus-based FlytLINK terminal and antenna, Thales will now be able to offer both Iridium Certus terminals and Iridium Certus connectivity services to business jets, commercial aircraft, rotorcraft, general aviation and UAVs.  Iridium Certus is the…

Hughes Partners with VNC to Create Solutions for Extending LTE Mobile Connectivity

August 20, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems, in partnership with Virtual Network Communications (VNC), announced new joint solutions to extend mobile network connectivity using an integrated combination of VNC’s deployable LTE technology with Hughes JUPITER and HM satellite systems. The new solutions support various global applications for government, militaries, first responders, and commercial Mobile Network…

Optus and Myriota Form First-of-its-Kind Agreement to Bolster Remote IoT Coverage

August 20, 2019 – Optus Business has entered into an agreement with Myriota, the global leader in nanosatellite Internet of Things (IoT), with a view to providing remote and regional connectivity for IoT devices and applications. An Australian first, the major telco-nanosatellite provider agreement will bring together Optus’ premium national networks and digital enablement capabilities…

Chinese Space Startup to Send Heavy Satellite

August 14, 2019 – China’s Smart Dragon-1 rocket will carry a heavy satellite developed by a commercial Chinese space company in its upcoming launch, the Beijing Daily reported. The satellite, which weighs 65 kg, was manufactured by Beijing Qiansheng Exploration Technology Co., Ltd. founded in 2017 with a license to develop microsatellites and satellite data…

PSN Selects Kratos for Unified Monitoring Solution for Region’s First VHTS

August 8, 2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was selected by the PSN Consortium, led by Indonesian satellite operator Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) to deliver a unified ground station monitoring solution to support the first Very High-Throughput Satellite (VHTS) in the region. PSN will deploy and operate the highest broadband satellite in Asia on…

OneWeb Secures Global Spectrum Rights

August 7, 2019 – OneWeb, whose mission is to connect everyone everywhere, is pleased to announce it has succeeded in bringing into use its spectrum rights in the Ku- and Ka-band spectrum. To achieve this milestone, OneWeb’s satellites have been transmitting at the designated frequencies in the correct orbit for more than 90 days, enabling…

SES Pioneers Cloud-Based Network Automation and Service Orchestration

August 5, 2019 – SES will create an open, standards-based network automation and service orchestration platform, built on Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) and powered by Amdocs’ network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. With today’s announcement, SES is the first satellite network solutions provider to adopt ONAP, an open software platform designed for orchestrating the creation…

Speedcast Wins Contract for Fully-Managed Communications with Color Line

July 23, 2019 – Speedcast has been awarded a new multi-year, fully-managed communications contract with Color Line, onboard the Color Carrier vessel. Color Line is Norway’s largest cruiseferry company, and Color Carrier is the latest addition to the Cargo service fleet operating between Oslo, Norway and Kiel, Germany. The new communications service provided by Speedcast…

OneWeb’s Satellites Deliver Real-Time HD Streaming from Space

July 16, 2019 – OneWeb, whose mission is to enable internet access everywhere for everyone, announced the successful test of its six satellites in Low Earth Orbit. All satellites delivered high-speed, low-latency services, with speed of more than 400 Mbps which enabled the fastest real-time video streaming in Full HD from Space. The tests, which…

Newtec Dialog Transforms Telemedia’s Outside Broadcast Capabilities

July 16, 2019 – Newtec has provided a Newtec Dialog hub system to enhance the live broadcast capabilities of Telemedia, a media broadcast company based in Sandton, South Africa. The Newtec Dialog hub will enable Telemedia to offer a data service in addition to video broadcasting services from its fleet of Outside Broadcast (OB) trucks.…

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract to SpaceX for Astrophysics Mission

July 8, 2019 – NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the agency’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, which will allow astronomers to discover, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most exotic astronomical objects in our universe. The total cost for NASA to launch IXPE is approximately…

China’s Ocean Observation Satellites Put into Operation

July 8, 2019 – China’s two ocean observation satellites, HY-1C and HY-2B, have completed their in-orbit delivery, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources. The two satellites represent the country’s highest level of marine remote sensing satellites and the delivery signified that China’s first batch of ocean observation satellites became operational. The HY-1C was launched…