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Intelsat Commercial Aviation Goes into Agreement with Nelco to Offer Inflight Connectivity in India’s Airspace

August 25, 2022 – Intelsat announced the beginning of Intelsat’s inflight connectivity services in Indian skies through an agreement with Nelco, India’s leading satellite communication service provider. This agreement is welcome news for Intelsat’s airline partners and flyers as they will enjoy end-to-end broadband coverage on domestic and international aircraft flying to or from an…

CGWIC Successfully Launches BJ-3B Satellite for Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd

August 24, 2022 – At 11:01 August 24, 2022 BJT, Long March-2D (LM-2D) Launch Vehicle blasted off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC), successfully sending BJ-3B Satellite into the predetermined orbit. The launch services for BJ-3B Satellite is prime-contracted by China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation…

ST Engineering iDirect and Türksat Strengthen Strategic Partnership with Contract for Provision of Ground Systems for Türksat 5B

August 23, 2022 – ST Engineering iDirect, a global leader in satellite communications, has today signed a multi-million dollar contract with leading regional satellite operator, Türksat, for the ground systems required to run a variety of services over the Türksat 5B satellite. ST Engineering iDirect will provide multiple Dialog® XIF hubs and 5,000 remotes, enabling…

Smart, Omnispace Team-up to Explore Space-based 5G Technologies

August 17, 2022 – Leading Philippine telco company PLDT’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is collaborating with U.S.-based Omnispace to explore and demonstrate the capabilities of space-based 5G communications using low earth orbit (LEO) satellites. Having launched Omnispace Spark-1 and Spark-2 in April and May, respectively, the company recently completed the deployment phase of…

Intellian Signs Multi-Year Partnership Agreement with Speedcast to Meet Accelerated Satellite Communications Demand

August 17, 2022 – Intellian, a leading provider of future-proof satellite communications technology solutions, has announced a multi-year partnership agreement with Speedcast, one of the world’s largest satellite communications service providers. The multi-million-dollar agreement will enable Intellian and Speedcast to collaborate in serving multiple markets with future-proof satellite connectivity, including the maritime and energy sectors.…

Intelsat and OneWeb Partnership Brings Multi-Orbit Connectivity to Airlines Worldwide

August 11, 2022 – OneWeb and Intelsat have signed a global distribution partnership agreement to offer airlines a seamless inflight connectivity (IFC) solution with the best combination of performance, coverage, and reliability on the market. The partnership enables Intelsat to distribute OneWeb’s ground-breaking low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite services to airlines worldwide, coupled with Intelsat’s…

Maxar to Build 14 Spacecraft Platforms for L3Harris

August 9, 2022 – Maxar Technologies has been selected by L3Harris Technologies for the design and production of 14 spacecraft platforms and associated support for its Tranche 1 Tracking Layer contract with the Space Development Agency (SDA). SDA selected L3Harris as a prime for its Tranche 1 Tracking Layer as part of the initial Missile…

Spaceflight Inc. and SAB Partner to Fly Sherpa OTVs on Arianespace Vega Missions

August 8, 2022 – Spaceflight Inc., announced it signed an agreement with SAB Launch Services S.r.l. (SAB LS) to fly its Sherpa® orbital transfer vehicles (OTVs) on Arianespace Vega missions. The agreement extends Spaceflight launch capacity on European missions managed by Arianespace for Spaceflight’s OTV-based services on launches starting as soon as next year. The…

Sidus Space Selects AWS for LizzieSat™ Constellation

August 2, 2022 – Sidus Space, Inc., a Space-as-a-Service satellite company focused on commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection announced its selection of Amazon Web Services, Inc (AWS) to provide cloud storage of mission critical Satellite-as-a-Service operation and customer data for the upcoming LizzieSat™ Constellation. The primary mission of LizzieSat is to enhance…

SES and AXESS Networks to Enable Smart Mining with O3b mPOWER

July 28, 2022 – SES and AXESS Networks are accelerating digital transition of the mining industry with SES’s second-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system O3b mPOWER, the two companies announced today. Under this multi-year, multi-million agreement, the mining sector users will be able to benefit from the cutting-edge low-latency Onshore Energy & Mining mPOWERED connectivity…

Eutelsat and OneWeb Sign MOU to Combine

July 26, 2022 – Eutelsat Communications and key OneWeb shareholders have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of creating a leading global player in Connectivity through the combination of both companies in an all-share transaction. Eutelsat will combine its 36-strong fleet of GEO satellites with OneWeb’s constellation of 648 Low Earth Orbit satellites,…

Gilat and Intelsat Expand Their Strategic In-Flight Connectivity Partnership in Japan

July 25, 2022 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that the Company is further expanding its strategic in-flight connectivity (IFC) partnership in Japan with Intelsat. Intelsat is augmenting its commercial and business aviation services in Japan to support even higher levels of IFC reliability…

MEASAT-3d Enters Commercial Service

July 22, 2022 – Following the launch of MEASAT-3d on 22 June 2022 from Kourou, French Guiana, MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”), Malaysia’s premier satellite operator, has successfully completed in-orbit testing for the MEASAT-3d satellite today, ahead of schedule. MEASAT-3d, the company’s latest and most advanced satellite has now entered commercial service, after its handover by…