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Intellian Expand Their Ku/Ka-band, Multi-orbit XEO Series

January 10, 2023 – Intellian today announces the expansion of its XEO Series, a Ku/Ka electronically switching dual-band multi-orbit VSAT antennas, with the addition of the X100D and X150D. The XEO Series has seen great traction with the X130D and X130D PM across commercial and military markets since they were first unveiled in March 2022…

CAAC Validation for Viasat’s Ka-Band In-flight Connectivity Integration Issued for Boeing 737 Series Aircraft

January 10, 2023 – Viasat Inc. has been awarded a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) to install its advanced Ka-band satellite connectivity system on the Boeing 737 aircraft series. Following the validation of the A320 series in April 2022, this latest approval for the 737-NG series further strengthens…

OneWeb Confirms Successful Deployment of 40 Satellites Launched with SpaceX

January 10, 2023 – OneWeb confirmed the successful deployment of 40 satellites launched by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. This launch is OneWeb’s 16th to-date, with only two more launches remaining to complete its first-generation constellation enabling global connectivity in 2023. With 542 satellites now in orbit, OneWeb has more than 80% of…

Hughes Launches New Managed Cybersecurity Services for Small to Mid-sized Enterprise Networks

January 5, 2023 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC, has expanded its suite of managed cybersecurity services for distributed enterprises to include managed detection and response (MDR) and SOC as a service (SOCaaS). The new offerings bring network security expertise from Hughes, plus the benefits of in-house, enterprise-grade protections, to small and mid-sized enterprises, tailored and…

Airbus to Provide Poland with a Very High Resolution Optical Satellite System

January 4, 2023 – Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with Poland to provide a geospatial intelligence system including the development, manufacture, launch and delivery in orbit of two high-performance optical Earth observation satellites. The contract also covers the associated ground segment, including Direct Receiving Station in Poland, launch services, training for the…

APSCC Welcomes Astroscale as Newest Member

3 January 2022, Seoul, Korea – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) announced that on-orbit servicing (OOS) company, Astroscale has joined the trade group, augmenting its already-broad reach in the space and satellite industry across the Asia Pacific region. “APSCC is delighted to welcome Astroscale as our newest member,” said APSCC President Gregg Daffner. “Their…

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Sentinel-6B Mission

December 21, 2022 – NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6B mission. Sentinel-6B will continue the long-term global sea level data record begun in 1992 by Topex/Poseidon followed by Jason 1, 2, 3, and Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich. The mission is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ESA…

Gilat and Intelsat Expand Their Strategic IFC Partnership with Multimillion-Dollar Agreements for the Americas

December 20, 2022 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. and Intelsat are expanding their strategic partnership with multimillion-dollar agreements to increase in-flight connectivity (IFC) in the Americas. Gilat hubs deployed in the USA and Brazil will be expanded to support increased network capacity to address growing bandwidth demands on Intelsat’s IFC network in the Western Hemisphere.…

First Two O3b mPOWER Satellites Successfully Launched

December 16, 2022 – SES announced today that the first two O3b mPOWER satellites were successfully launched into space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Built by Boeing and designed to deliver unprecedented performance with first-of-its-kind software-driven payload, O3b mPOWER is SES’s second-generation medium earth orbit (MEO)…

Maxar Technologies To Be Acquired By Advent International for $6.4 Billion

December 16, 2022 – Maxar Technologies has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Advent International (“Advent”), one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, in an all-cash transaction that values Maxar at an enterprise value of approximately $6.4 billion. Advent is headquartered in the United States and has…

Astroscale Japan Signs Marketing Partnership for ADRAS-J with Three Companies

December 15, 2022 – Astroscale Japan Inc., a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Yusen Logistics, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Kids Station Inc., supporting Astroscale’s space debris removal demonstration satellite, Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J). The…

New FB500 FleetBroadband Terminal from Intellian Enables Optimal Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Solution

December 14, 2022 – Intellian Technologies, Inc., the leading global technology and solutions provider for satellite communications has announced the development of the new FB500 terminal, designed for Inmarsat’s market leading Fleet Xpress (FX) solutions which combines Ka-band with ELERA L-band FleetBroadband (FB) service. Available this year, the FB500 terminal from Intellian is the most…

OneWeb Acquires 10,000 Hughes LEO Terminals to Enable Low Latency, Broadband Connectivity Worldwide

December 13, 2022 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that OneWeb has ordered 10,000 Hughes LEO Terminals to enable networking services for enterprise and government customers. Engineered and manufactured by Hughes, the terminals (model number HL1100) include the Hughes electronically steered antenna and compact indoor and outdoor equipment necessary to activate high-speed, low latency…