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NASA and SpaceX Sign Joint Spaceflight Safety Agreement

March 18, 2021 – NASA and SpaceX have signed a joint agreement to formalize both parties’ strong interest in the sharing of information to maintain and improve space safety. This agreement enables a deeper level of coordination, cooperation, and data sharing, and defines the arrangement, responsibilities, and procedures for flight safety coordination. The focus of…

Inmarsat Selected By UK Space Agency to Develop Satellite-Based Rocket Launch Telemetry System

March 18, 2021 – The UK Space Agency has awarded a National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) contract to Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications to develop an in-orbit telemetry relay service for rockets called “InRange”. Inmarsat’s InRange service will reduce the dependency of space launch providers on traditional, expensive ground-based monitoring systems…

Amartus Supporting SES with O3b mPOWER Automation

March 18, 2021 – Amartus is supporting SES with its deep expertise in network automation standards and a proven track record adapting commercial B-OSS software platforms to meet the needs of SES’s next-generation non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) constellation called O3b mPOWER. The official, multi-faceted cooperation between the companies started in October 2020. O3b mPOWER is…

ST Engineering and Google Cloud Join to Support Cloud Strategy in Singapore’s Regulated Industries

March 15, 2021 – ST Engineering today announced it is collaborating with Google Cloud to explore and develop secure cloud solutions for Singapore-based organisations in regulated industries with stringent security and privacy requirements. Catering to workloads that involve confidential and sensitive data, the solutions will enable customers to run digital services securely in a Singapore…

Airbus Pioneers First Satellite Factory in Space

March 11, 2021 – Airbus has been selected by the European Commission to study spacecraft manufacturing in space through the Horizon 2020 Programme. The PERIOD (PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration) project focuses on satellite assembly and manufacturing in orbit. This A/B1 phase study contract, worth € 3 million, will last two years, with the objective to continue…

Kleos Targets Late 2021 SpaceX Launch for its Third Satellite Cluster

March 9, 2021 – Kleos Space has signed a new contract with rideshare provider Spaceflight Inc. to launch its third satellite cluster (KSF2) in December 2021 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, further growing the constellation. The four KSF2 Polar Patrol Mission satellites will launch into a 500-600km Sun Synchronous orbit, complementing Kleos’ first and…

Integrasys Developed Restful APIs for All The Product Satellite Portfolio

March 9, 2021 – 2020 has been a year of constant changes, customers demand M2M integration for non-human interaction. Integrasys has listened to the customers and has complied with their demands developing Restful APIs for the complete product-line. From Beam Budget, the Link Budget Calculator, Satmotion No Touch Commissioning, Alusat Predictive Maintenance System, Controlsat Carrier…

DTP and SES Bring High-speed Broadband to over 150 Villages in Indonesia

March 9, 2021 – A recently signed partnership agreement between Dwi Tunggal Putra (DTP) and SES Networks is enabling residents of 158 villages in remote parts of Indonesia’s West Java Province to access crucial online resources such as educational content, as well as unlocking the potential of the region’s digital economy. The Smart Village project,…

ABS Assures Essential, High-speed Connectivity to the Remote Pacific Islands

March 4, 2021 – ABS has reinforced its commitment to the delivery of high-speed connectivity to the remote Pacific Islands and upgraded Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation’s (TTC) network to bolster essential connectivity to its population. International and inter-island voice and data connectivity in Tuvalu is provided exclusively by the deployment of satellite links. Due to the…

Comtech Telecommunications Closes Acquisition of UHP Networks

March 3, 2021 – Comtech Telecommunications announced today that it has closed the acquisition of UHP Networks Inc., a leading provider of innovative and disruptive satellite ground station technology solutions. Founded in 2011, UHP is based in Canada and has developed revolutionary technology that is transforming the growing Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) market. UHP’s…

PSLV-C51 Successfully Launches Amazonia-1 and 18 Co-passenger Satellites

February 28, 2021 – India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51 successfully launched Amazonia-1 along with 18 co-passenger satellites today (February 28, 2021) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C51 lifted off from the First Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR at 10:24 hours (IST) as planned. After a flight of about 17 minutes 23 seconds,…

SES Extends Long-term Partnership with Sky UK

February 25, 2021 – Sky UK has extended its contract with SES for satellite capacity in a new agreement that will add over EUR 90 million in secured backlog. This renewal is in addition to capacity already under contract that extends through 2027. By the end of the renewed contract, Sky UK will have been…

NHK WORLD-JAPAN Extends Multi-year Contract with SES on ASTRA 19.2 Degrees East

February 23, 2021 – Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of Japan’s sole public broadcaster NHK and official distributor of NHK WORLD-JAPAN, has renewed its multi-year contract with SES for satellite capacity. The agreement will permit NHK’s free-to-air, English-language news and information channel in High Definition (HD) to continue to be distributed in SES’s…