NEWS

APSCC News | Industry News | Monthly News

ST Engineering and Polyverse Join Forces on Leading Cybersecurity for Mission-Critical Platforms

November 5, 2020 – ST Engineering and cybersecurity solutions provider Polyverse Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to provide leading-edge, secure operating systems solutions for critical platforms, a game changer in the evolving cloud and Internet of Things (IoT)/edge computing landscape in the Asia-Pacific region. With an increasing proliferation of cyberattacks that undermine the security…

Eutelsat Successfully Launches Sat.tv

November 3, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications has successfully launched Sat.tv, its enhanced Electronic Program Guide for Free-to-Air channels. The service is already operating at the 7/8° West position, serving over 56 million Arabic-speaking homes across the Middle East and North Africa and is being progressively deployed at other Eutelsat video neighborhoods. Sat.tv gives TV audiences…

ST Engineering iDirect Provides High-performance Ground System for SES O3b mPOWER

November 3, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a global leader in satellite communications, has announced that it will provide its high-performance ground infrastructure for O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system. Pairing ST Engineering iDirect’s breakthrough ground technology with spacecraft innovations, O3b mPOWER will enable a flexible, low-latency, high-speed, fiber-like experience for…

Speedcast Completes Sale of Speedcast Managed Assets to NBN

November 2, 2020 – Following a two-year partnership, which has delivered NBN Co’s Business Satellite Services to businesses across Australia, Speedcast International Limited has announced it has sold selected functions of its wholly-owned subsidiary and dedicated entity, Speedcast Managed Services, to Australian government-owned infrastructure provider, NBN Co. Speedcast Managed Services helped build and operate the…

Comtech EF Data Receives $1.5 Million Satellite Modem Order

October 22, 2020 – Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $1.5 million order for Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) satellite modems from a Tier 1 defense contractor. The satellite modems will be utilized by a defense entity to upgrade and expand its existing network that included the…

Inmarsat and Hughes Bring Inflight Connectivity to North America

October 20, 2020 – A major strategic collaboration with Inmarsat and Hughes Network Systems, LLC marks an important new step change for North American commercial airlines and their passengers. GX+ North America is a transformational aviation connectivity solution has been specifically designed for North American commercial airlines and is available today. It seamlessly integrates the…

Kratos Introduces OpenSpace™ Platform Supporting Dynamic, Software-Defined Satellite Ground Systems

October 20, 2020 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced today the release of OpenSpace™, a software platform and family of virtual products that enable satellite operators, Ground-as-a-Service (GSaaS) providers and others in the space services supply chain to create fully software-defined, dynamic ground systems. OpenSpace is a leap forward in ground network technologies…

The Ariane 6 Engines Are Now Ready

October 15, 2020 – With the successful final qualification of the P120C at the European Spaceport (CSG) in Kourou on October 7, the qualification models of three engines for Ariane 6 have now all been tested successfully. The solid-propellant P120C rocket will equip Ariane 62 (Ariane 6 in its configuration with two strap-on boosters) and…

Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD Selected by Kabelio for New Swiss HD Platform

October 15, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video neighborhood has been selected by Switzerland’s Kabelio AG for the launch of a new Swiss direct to home HD platform. This multi-year contract will enable Kabelio to leverage the unparalleled reach of Eutelsat’s premier hotspot to launch a service targeting Swiss audiences both at home and throughout…

Thales Alenia Space on its Way to Reach the Moon

October 14, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space will develop two key modules for the upcoming Lunar Orbital Platform–Gateway (LOP-G): I-HAB (International Habitat) and the ESPRIT communications and refueling module. These two modules are the European contribution for this Gateway. The first tranche of I-HAB contract, (worth 36 million euros, the global amount being 327 million…

Speedcast International Ltd Files Plan of Reorganisation

October 12, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited has filed a Plan of Reorganisation and Disclosure Statement outlining the terms for its financial restructuring under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The documents set out a clear and defined timeline for creditors to submit their votes in advance of a Plan confirmation hearing anticipated…

Eutelsat Announces Successful 8-year Bond Issuance

October 7, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications today announced the successful issue by Eutelsat S.A., of 8-year senior unsecured bonds for a total of €600 million. Eutelsat has taken advantage of the current competitive market environment to raise long-term financing with an 8-year maturity on attractive terms. The transaction was well received by a diversified investor…