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Hughes Selected by OneWeb for Ground System Development and Production

December 16, 2020 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC has been chosen by OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellite communications company, to develop and manufacture essential ground system technology for the new LEO constellation. In a three-year contract valued at approximately $250 million, Hughes will produce the gateway electronics for the OneWeb system as…

Intellian Poised to Deliver OneWeb User Terminals for 2021

December 14, 2020 – Intellian has announced that it will be starting production of a wide range of dedicated user terminals for the global low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications provider OneWeb, ready for delivery in 2021 and beyond. OneWeb is focused on scaling its satellite constellation to begin commercial services starting at the end of…

Speedcast Launches Next Generation IoT Platform

December 9, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited has launched a next generation Internet of Things (IoT) platform designed to simplify connectivity, provisioning, and device management through a single console. Designed for onshore and offshore customers, the next generation Speedcast IoT Center is deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to increase computing power and interoperability with…

Arianespace to Orbit on a Vega C Launcher the CO3D Constellation

December 7, 2020 – Arianespace has signed a contract with Airbus to launch four new-generation optical observation satellites of the CO3D (Composante Optique 3D) constellation, to be orbited using the Vega C launcher. Weighing approximately 300 kg. each, these satellites will be launched together as co-passengers on a single flight and deployed into polar orbit…

ST Engineering iDirect’s VSAT Modem Hits 600Mbps Speed

December 3, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a global leader in satellite communications, today announced that its MDM5010 modem has achieved an aggregate speed of 600Mbps, making it the industry’s fastest satellite modem for shared bandwidth capacity networks. While these speeds have previously only been achieved with single channel per carrier (SCPC) point-to-point modems, bandwidth-sharing…

Comtech Wins $2.0M Contract for Asia-Pacific Next Generation Emergency Communication System

December 3, 2020 – Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its first quarter of fiscal 2021, Comtech Solacom Technologies, Inc., a division of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, was awarded a Next Generation emergency communications contract from an Asia-Pacific country. The contract includes multiple support years and is fully funded. Comtech Solacom will provide a full…

HISe, Inc. is Engaged in Indonesia’s Multi-Functional Satellite Project

December 1, 2020 – HISe, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a three-year contract to act as an Independent Supervisory Consultant (ISC) for Indonesia’s Multi-Functional Satellite (SMF) Project. SMF is Indonesia’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) project to enable Badan Aksesibilitas Telecomunikasi dan Informasi (BAKTI), a unit of Indonesian Ministry of Communications (KOMINFO), to use…

Eutelsat’s Konnect Ramps up Retail Distribution of New Capacity

November 23, 2020 – Leveraging the availability of the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite, Eutelsat Communications’ new direct arm, konnect, has kick-started the retail distribution of next-generation satellite Broadband across Europe and Africa. The service is currently being rolled out across both continents, with broadband packages designed to address the needs of individuals, small businesses and institutions…

Rocket Lab Launches 16th Mission, Completes Booster Recovery

November 20, 2020 – Rocket Lab has successfully launched its 16th Electron mission and deployed 30 small satellites to orbit – the largest number of satellites deployed by Electron to date on a single mission. The ‘Return to Sender’ mission also saw Rocket Lab complete a successful splashdown and recovery of the first stage of…

Speedcast Sells Maritime Customer Contracts to Inmarsat

November 16, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited and Inmarsat have reached agreement on the sale of Speedcast’s primary Fleet Xpress, FleetBroadband and Fleet One service contracts to Inmarsat. The agreement marks another significant step for Speedcast as it looks to emerge from its Chapter 11 proceedings announced earlier this year, and is subject to approval…

Thales Alenia Space to Build Copernicus CIMR Satellites

November 13, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space has signed a 93 Meuro, first tranche of the 495 Meuro global contract, with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) environmental monitoring satellites. The CIMR mission is part of the expansion of the Copernicus Space Component programme of the European Space…

SES and Gilat Expand Partnership with Follow-on Order for High-Speed Modems

November 9, 2020 – SES and Gilat are expanding their partnership with a multi-million-dollar follow-on order for high-speed modems. Gilat’s modems will deliver multi Gbps throughput, targeting high-end services over SES’s O3b and O3b mPOWER MEO constellations. Gilat’s high-throughput modems will support SES in delivering fiber-equivalent services for government and high-end enterprise solutions. “Gilat highly…