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Yahsat Selects GMV to Provide Spacecraft Control Systems for Upcoming Thuraya 4-NGS Satellite

September 2, 2021 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company has selected the Spanish group, GMV, to supply the Spacecraft Control & Flight Dynamics Systems for Thuraya 4-NGS, a next-generation L-band mobile communications satellite system scheduled to begin operations in 2024. Through this new partnership, GMV’s best-in-class solutions will provide Yahsat’s Thuraya 4-NGS with an advanced,…

OneWeb Signs a Mission Critical Launch Insurance Agreement through Marsh

September 2, 2021 – OneWeb, has signed an insurance agreement for an aggregate insured value of more than $1 billion through Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. Marsh arranged a multi-launch insurance programme covering physical loss or damage to the remaining GEN 1 satellites and launch vehicles with a global panel of…

ThinKom Satellite Antennas Qualified for Operation on Intelsat Flex Networks

August 31, 2021 – ThinKom Solutions today announced that its land-mobile ThinSat 300® phased-array antenna has been qualified for use on Intelsat’s FlexMove for Government satellite network. The qualification was awarded following an extensive battery of over-the-air tests conducted at Intelsat’s Mountainside Teleport in Maryland with Intelsat General. As a result, the ThinSat 300 is…

Arabsat Chooses AXESS for Delivering C-Band Services on Arabsat 5A Appendix 30B

August 31, 2021 – AXESS Networks has been chosen by ARAB Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) to provide connectivity and teleport services on Appendix 30B C-Band space segment on-board its ARABSAT-5A Satellite at an orbital location of 30.5°E with coverage footprint across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. AXESS global infrastructure is recognized by the WTA (World…

Panasonic Avionics Unveils Performance Data from Commercial Flight Using its XTSM Service on APSTAR 6D

August 26, 2021 – Panasonic Avionics Corporation, China Eastern Airlines, APT Mobile SatCom Limited and China Telecom Satellite Communications (“CTSat”) today achieved a new performance milestone for in-flight connectivity service over China, using Panasonic Avionics’ new Extreme Throughput Satellite (XTS) service on the APSTAR 6D communications satellite. On a recent China Eastern Airlines’ flight MU5105,…

Kymeta and Comtech Announce Technology and Business Development Partnership

August 25, 2021 – Kymeta and Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced a technology and business development partnership. As a result, Kymeta has diversified its service offerings via network compatibility with Comtech’s UHP-200 Universal Satellite Router and the Kymeta™ u8 terminal, and Comtech has expanded distribution of its recently acquired UHP product line and strengthened its ability…

Maxar Awarded Contract to Build SXM-10 Satellite for SiriusXM

August 24, 2021 – Maxar Technologies has received an order to build another geostationary communications satellite for longtime customer SiriusXM, following the SXM-9 satellite order that was announced earlier this month. SXM-10, a high-powered digital audio radio satellite, will be built on Maxar’s proven 1300-class platform at the company’s manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California.…

OneWeb Announces LEO Flat-Panel Device for Terrestrial Broadband Service

August 23, 2021 – OneWeb unveils its newest and smallest user terminal to offer high-speed Internet connectivity to businesses, governments and communities across the globe and in remote locations. Developed in partnership with Intellian Technologies, Inc. and Collins Aerospace, the Compact-Electronically Steered Antenna OW1 user terminal, will play a key role in realising OneWeb’s vision…

OneWeb Confirms Another Successful Launch, Accelerating Business Momentum

August 22, 2021 – OneWeb confirmed the next successful launch of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch follows the successful completion of OneWeb’s ‘Five to 50’ mission and highlights the momentum of the business as it prepares to both introduce commercial service and focus on scaling to global service. This latest…

SES’s O3b mPOWER Tapped by Microsoft for Azure Network Cloud Services

August 18, 2021 – SES announced Microsoft as the first cloud provider customer for its next-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system – O3b mPOWER. Microsoft plans to leverage the MEO high-performance connectivity services to showcase its Azure Orbital solutions that integrate satellite connectivity with Azure services. Microsoft will use SES’s current MEO to provide connectivity…

South Korean Equity Partner Hanwha Joins OneWeb

August 12, 2021 – Hanwha has announced a USD $300m equity investment by Hanwha Systems (“Hanwha”) in OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company. Hanwha brings further defence capabilities and the latest antenna technologies to OneWeb, alongside relationships to new government customers and expanded geographical reach. This investment brings OneWeb’s total equity investment…

MEASAT to Retire MEASAT-3

August 6, 2021 – MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) will retire its MEASAT-3 satellite after an anomaly on 21 June 2021. The incident resulted in a complete outage of service and is still under investigation in partnership with our satellite provider Boeing Satellite Systems (“BSS”). Despite maintaining continuous telemetry and command control of MEASAT-3, further testing…

SES Networks Expands Partnership with Orange to Enhance Maritime Services

August 3, 2021 – Orange maritime customers will now be able to accelerate their digital transformation with higher-capacity satellite connectivity services provided jointly by SES Networks and Orange. With this innovative agreement, Orange will integrate its own global infrastructure with the global network coverage powered by SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform. Together it will enable…