Viasat to Deliver the World’s First Link 16-Capable LEO Spacecraft

May 22, 2019 – Viasat announced it has been awarded a contract by the Administrator of the Space Enterprise Consortium, under the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles XVI program, to deliver and test the first-ever Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft. Leveraging the Company’s leadership in satellite innovation and military communications, the Viasat-designed spacecraft is intended…

Arianespace to Orbit Spanish SEOSat/Ingenio EO Satellite

May 20, 2019 – Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA/Earth Observation Programs directorate) announced the signature of a launch services contract with a Vega launcher for SEOSat (Spanish Earth Observation SATellite) for Spain’s Center for Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI – Centro para el Desarrollo Technologico Industrial). SEOSat/Ingenio is a high-resolution optical imaging mission…

Speedcast Creates Custom Connectivity Solution for Hospitals in Papua New Guinea

May 17, 2019 – Speedcast International Limited announced that it is providing the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority, in Papua New Guinea, with a custom private C-band VSAT network for more reliable, cost-effective connectivity for several local hospitals. This solution will ensure consistent Internet and reliable hospital to hospital communications. Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority…

China Develops New-Generation Rockets for Upcoming Missions

May 16, 2019 – China has developed a number of new-generation carrier rockets to take the country’s space industry to the next level. The Long March-7 is a medium-sized carrier rocket with high reliability and safety. It is designed to launch cargo vehicles during the construction of China’s manned space station project and meet the…

Intellian Introduces the All New 1 Metre Global Xpress Terminal, GX100NX

May 13, 2019 – Intellian, the global leader of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, is unveiling an all new 1m Global Xpress terminal, GX100NX. The Intellian GX100NX offers high-speed data and global operation, and exceptionally efficient RF design for unrivalled link performance on the Fleet Xpress service. It is also future-proof, with support for 2.5GHz…

Airbus to Build Multimission Satellite for MEASAT

May 6, 2019 – Airbus has been selected by MEASAT Global Berhad (MEASAT), the leading Malaysian operator, to build MEASAT-3d, a new multimission telecommunications satellite to replace capacity and augment its core business in Malaysia, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Positioned at 91.5°E collocated with MEASAT-3b, also built by Airbus, MEASAT-3d will deliver improved performances…

OneWeb and Intellian Announce User Terminal Partnership

May 6, 2019 – OneWeb has announced a partnership with Intellian to build user terminals designed specifically for remote enterprise networks, cellular backhaul expansion and remote connectivity needs. The user terminals will be the units provided to customers to enable the high-speed, low latency service that our global satellite constellation will deliver. This partnership represents…

May 2019

  • Viasat Introduces Second-Generation Hybrid Ku-/Ka-band IFC Antenna System
  • Comtech EF Data Awarded Order for Heights Networking Platform from SES Networks
  • Hughes Awarded Contract by Boeing to Develop Protected Tactical Enterprise Service
  • Speedcast Brings Seamless Connectivity to Indian Waters with Nelco Partnership

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Thuraya Signs Strategic Agreement with Elcome to Drive Maritime Growth

May 2, 2019 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), announced it has signed a Service Partner agreement with Elcome, one of the world’s largest marine technology system integrators. Elcome will provide Thuraya’s products and services worldwide across key vertical markets. Headquartered in Dubai and operating out of…

Comtech EF Data Expands Satellite Modem Product Line

May 1, 2019 – Comtech EF Data Corp. expanded its Satellite Modem product line, introducing more form factor choices, the SLM-5650C and SLM-5650C ODU CyberLynx™ Software Defined Modems, and enhanced performance options. The SLM-5650C and SLM-5650C ODU CyberLynx Software Defined Modems are the latest generation modem solutions featuring extremely compact form factors and software options.…

Hughes Announces JUPITER System Enhancements for Highest Possible Performance and Efficiency

May 1, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems announced enhancements to its JUPITER System, the company’s next generation very small aperture terminal (VSAT) platform for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. The Hughes JUPITER System enables operators to achieve the highest possible performance and efficiency for satellite broadband, with enhancements including: support for up…