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Viasat, Gazprom and TMC to Bring In-Flight Connectivity Services to Russia

February 10, 2021 – Viasat, Russian satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) and Russian telecom operator TMC today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aims to advance in-flight connectivity (IFC) for airlines flying into and over Russia. Russia is a key region for in-flight communications, comprised of 11 time zones, and…

NASA Selects SpaceX to Launch Initial Elements for Lunar Outpost

February 9, 2021 – NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) and Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO), the foundational elements of the Gateway. As the first long-term orbiting outpost around the Moon, the Gateway is critical to supporting sustainable astronauts…

Eutelsat to Host EGNOS GEO-4 Payload Again for the European GNSS Agency

February 9, 2021 – The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has selected Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for the development, integration and operation of its next-generation EGNOS GEO-4 service. The contract agreed between Eutelsat and GSA covers 15 years of service provision and represents a total value of €100m, of which €85m is subject to the…

Telesat to Redefine Global Broadband Connectivity with Telesat Lightspeed

February 9, 2021 – Telesat announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Thales Alenia Space to be the prime manufacturer of Telesat’s global LEO constellation, Lightspeed, initially comprised of a fleet of 298 next-generation satellites integrated with an advanced ground network. Lightspeed is the most innovative, cutting-edge broadband satellite network ever conceived.…

Eutelsat and TelOne to Bring High Quality Broadband Connectivity to Zimbabwe

February 1, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications and TelOne, one of Zimbabwe’s leading Internet Service Providers, have signed a master service agreement to bring high quality satellite broadband to Zimbabwe. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement with Eutelsat’s broadband division, Konnect Africa, beginning in March 2021, TelOne (Pvt) Limited will leverage the operational flexibility and…

Telemedia Partners with ABS for Earth Station and Teleport Services

February 1, 2021 – Telemedia has partnered with ABS, to provide teleport services for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Under this agreement the companies are forming a strong alliance with ABS gaining a full suite of telecom services provided by Telemedia at its Johannesburg teleport. Its diverse facility provides seamless integration of satellite…

Tototheo Maritime to Offer Reliable Connectivity Services via SES Networks’ Managed Data Services

January 29, 2021 – Tototheo Maritime, a leading Cyprus-based maritime communications company, will be able to enjoy the benefits of seamless, reliable data connectivity services delivered by SES Networks. The five-year agreement between Tototheo Maritime and SES will be delivered via SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform, the two companies announced today. Tototheo Maritime’s customers will…

Tidewater Aaccelerates Digitalisation Strategy with Fleet Xpress

January 27, 2021 – Inmarsat has secured a fleet-wide agreement with offshore support vessel major Tidewater to advance its digitalisation strategy by upgrading the majority of its active fleet to Fleet Xpress. Inmarsat has developed a product roadmap of advanced vessel technology efficiencies solutions and enhanced and reliable communications for crews, which bring competitive advantages…

ESA Books Two Payload Missions on Airbus Bartolomeo Platform

January 21, 2021 – The European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus have agreed on service orders for two independent payload missions to be launched to the Bartolomeo payload hosting facility on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022 and 2024, respectively. The first payload mission is ESA’s Exobiology Platform (EXPO). This facility carries a set…

Satellogic and SpaceX Announce Multiple Launch Agreement

January 19, 2021 – Satellogic today announced a Multiple Launch Services Agreement (MLA) with SpaceX. Through the agreement, SpaceX becomes Satellogic’s preferred vendor for rideshare missions. The first launch, scheduled for June 2021, will deliver Satellogic satellites to Low Earth Orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket. Today’s agreement with SpaceX will enable Satellogic to maintain…

India & UK Space Companies Sign Memorandum of Understanding

January 19, 2020 – In an official online ceremony this week, Methera Global Communications Ltd, the UK based MEO satellite constellation start-up, and Telecommunication Consultants India Ltd, a Government of India enterprise specialising in ground segment installation and integration exchanged their signed MOU. This strategic relationship ceremony was officiated and assisted by key representatives of…