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Kratos Receives Space and Satellite Communications Contract Awards

January 1, 2019 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has received recent space and satellite communications contract awards and options on existing contracts totaling approximately $65 million. Work performed under these contract awards will be performed at secure Kratos manufacturing facilities and customer locations and is expected to be substantially completed over the next…

Speedcast and Carnival Renew Contract for Fully-Managed Communications across Global Fleet

December 24, 2018 – Speedcast International Limited has signed a new contract, with multi-year extension options, with Carnival Corporation (Carnival), the world’s largest leisure travel company. Speedcast will provide remote communications and value-added services across the company’s global fleet of cruise ships. The three-year material contract is expected to generate 8-9% of expected full year…

Comtech EF Data Corp. Enables Gbps Throughput for LTE and 5G Backhaul

December 20, 2018 – Comtech EF Data Corp. announced that it set a new industry performance record for General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) Tunneling Protocol (GTP) acceleration, enabling faster downloads and enhanced Quality of Experience (QoE) in LTE and 5G networks. As the mobile industry is preparing for the introduction of 5G, Comtech EF Data…

DNK to Build New Indonesia MSS Satellite Following Orbital Slot Award

December 19, 2018 – PT. Dini Nusa Kusama (DNK), an Indonesia satellite communications company, has been awarded the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) Orbital Slot located at 123 degrees East Longitude by the Indonesian Ministry of Communications. The Ministry awarded the strategic orbital slot above Indonesia after six months of competitive evaluation and bid qualification. DNK’s…

SSL Awarded Contract to Provide GEO SmallSat for Mobile Broadband Company

December 18, 2018 – SSL, a Maxar Technologies company announced a contract award to manufacture a small geostationary (GEO) satellite for Ovzon, a company located in the U.S. and Sweden dedicated to meeting the demand for increased mobile broadband connectivity in underserved regions. Ovzon selected the mid-size SSL-500 platform for its first satellite, which brings…

Speedcast International Completes Globecomm Acquisition

December 17, 2018 – Speedcast International announced that on December 14, 2018 it completed the acquisition of Globecomm Systems for cash consideration of $134 million (net of cash acquired). Globecomm is a leading provider of remote communications and multi-network infrastructure in over 100 countries and the acquisition strengthens Speedcast’s global leadership with enhanced competitive positions…

Intellian Launches 60cm-class GX Terminal with Increased Power, GX60HP

December 13, 2018 – Intellian, a leading provider of satellite communication antenna systems, introduces the new GX60HP, a 60cm-class compact Global Xpress terminal with higher power output. The GX60HP is a 65cm Ka-band maritime satellite communication terminal with a 10W BUC option, type approved for use on Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network for its maritime Fleet…

Axelspace Selects SKY Perfect JSAT & KSAT Ground Station Service for GRUS

December 12, 2018 – Axelspace selects SKY Perfect JSAT & KSAT Ground Station Service for GRUS, the first commercial Japanese optical EO satellite with KSATLite, a global ground network as a service, optimized for small satellites and big constellations. A high degree of standardization, supporting all the major standards in satellite and launch vehicle space…

SAS Signs Binding Reseller MoU Agreement with Globe Teleservices India

December 11, 2018 – Sky and Space Global Ltd (SAS) announced it has signed a binding Reseller Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with Globe Teleservices (GTS). Globe Teleservices, a private company and an international telecom services provider offering a comprehensive range of communication services, from wholesale data and voice to mobile video and VoIP in…

LASCOM Awards Gilat for Japan’s Next Generation Disaster Response Platform

December 10, 2018 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced the selection of Gilat for a multi-million-dollar project by the Japanese government agency, Local Authorities Satellite Communication (LASCOM), for delivery of the next generation disaster response platform to Japan’s forty-seven prefectures. Gilat in partnership with JSAT will ensure essential communication services for the people of Japan…

Arianespace Orbits GSAT-11 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for ISRO and KARI

December 5, 2018 – Arianespace has successfully orbited two satellites: GSAT-11 for ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute). The sixth Ariane 5 launch of the year took place on December 4 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. GSAT-11 is the 22nd satellite from…

SpaceX Launches Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express

December 3, 2018 – SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to a low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Carrying 64 payloads, this mission represented the largest single rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle to date. A series of six deployments occurred approximately 13 to…

Speedcast Launches Innovative Fleet Xpress Dual Antenna Solution

November 28, 2018 – Speedcast International Limited has successfully launched an innovative dual antenna solution for Fleet Xpress customers. The company also announced two unique promotions to celebrate this first-to-market launch of Fleet Xpress dual Ka-Band antenna systems onboard commercial maritime vessels, adventure cruise ships, and offshore supply vessels. With dual Ka-Band antennas installed onboard,…