Thales Alenia Space Reaches Key Milestone for NanoRacks’ Airlock Module

March 20, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space has announced that the shell for Bishop airlock module is ready for ship to the NanoRacks integration facility in Houston, Texas. The NanoRacks airlock module – dubbed “Bishop” – is the first-ever commercial airlock that will operate on the International Space Station. Owned and operated by NanoRacks, Bishop…

Ariane 6 Maiden Flight Will Deploy Satellites of the Oneweb Constellation

March 19, 2019 – OneWeb is the developer of a new global, high-speed, low latency satellite-based network designed to address the most demanding global connectivity challenges worldwide. Ariane 6 will be available to OneWeb from the second half of 2020 to provide launch capacity that supports the full deployment and replenishment of the OneWeb constellation.…

OneWeb Secures $1.25 Billion in New Funding After Successful Launch

March 18, 2019 – OneWeb has secured its largest fundraising round to date with the successful raise of $1.25 billion in new capital. This brings the total funds raised to $3.4 billion. This round was led by SoftBank Group Corp., Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and the Government of Rwanda. The new funds, following the…

Lockheed Martin Develops World-first LTE-over-Satellite System

March 14, 2019 – Lockheed Martin has developed a new LTE-over-Satellite system designed to provide connectivity to remote regions, including areas without cellphone coverage, boats off-shore, or during natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, catastrophic floods or volcanoes. New hotspots connect existing phones to satellites for reliable 4G connections. Typically, during an emergency that knocks…

Long March Rockets Complete 300 Launches

March 13, 2019 – With a Long March-3B rocket putting a new communications satellite into orbit on March 10, China’s Long March carrier rocket series completed 300 launches, having sent more than 500 spacecraft into space since 1970. The Long March carrier rocket series, developed by CASC, is responsible for about 96.4 percent of all…

Newtec Collaborates with Arabsat to Deploy Newtec Dialog Hubs in Europe

March 12, 2019 – Newtec announced it has successfully deployed two Newtec Dialog hubs in the UK and Finland for Middle East satellite operator Arabsat to enable the company to deliver High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services into the Middle East and African markets. Arabsat is the leading satellite service provider in the Arab world and…

iSAT Selects ND SatCom’s SKYWAN 5G for Secure Data Transmission

March 11, 2019 – ND SatCom announced the partnership with iSAT Africa, a fast growing fixed-satellite solution service provider in Africa. iSAT Africa is establishing new VSAT networks using the highly reputable and reliable SKYWAN 5G technology. ND SatCom FZE, situated in Dubai, UAE, is delivering the product and providing technical support. In a current…

Thales Alenia Space to Supply Nepal with Telecommunication Satellite

March 11, 2019 – The Nepal Telecommunications Authority and Thales Alenia Space signed an agreement under which Thales Alenia Space will build the national satellite telecommunication system for Nepal. This agreement is following the Letter of Intent previously signed on March 5 in Paris. This very high-performance C/Ku Band satellite, yet to be named by…

Russian Satellite Communications Company Joins the Unmanned Navigation Project

March 7, 2019 – Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has joined the pilot project of Maritime Unmanned Navigation (MUNIN). In this project, the company intends to provide communication services on mobile platforms using the maritime VSAT technology. The MUNIN pilot project provides the development and testing of technologies for automated navigation and remote control of…

March 2019

  • SpaceX Launches Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite
  • SES-12 Goes Operational to Serve Asia-Pacific and the Middle East
  • Intelsat Introduces Mobile Reach Manage
  • Arianespace Launches the First of 21 Launches for OneWeb Constellation

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NASA, SpaceX Launch First Flight Test of Space System Designed for Crew

March 4, 2019 – For the first time, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from American soil, has arrived at the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 2:49 a.m. EST Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space…

Himalaya HD Bolsters MEASAT’s HD Video Neighbourhood

March 4, 2019 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT) announced the launch of Himalaya TV HD (“HTV”) for distribution across Nepal and Asia Pacific via the MEASAT-3 satellite. HTV, founded in 2010 is a Kathmandu-based private television company of Nepal. HTV produces news and entertainment programs that raises awareness of human issues and embraces…

Arianespace Launches the First of 21 Launches for OneWeb Constellation

February 27, 2019 – Arianespace’s second launch of the year took place on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:37 p.m., (Kourou time) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana (South America). By operating this maiden flight, the first of 21 launches contracted by OneWeb in 2015, Arianespace contributes to the fulfilment of…

OneWeb Announces First Two Client Agreements

February 27, 2019 – OneWeb, the global satellite-powered communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone, everywhere, announces that it has secured its first customer contracts to deliver its high speed, low latency, global communications services. OneWeb has signed an agreement to provide Talia Limited, the market-leading teleport, satellite and network operator, with…

SES-12 Goes Operational to Serve Asia-Pacific and the Middle East

February 26, 2019 – SES announced that its newest satellite, SES-12, is now ready to serve its video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The powerful satellite, which is designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East. SES-12 is the latest…

Intelsat Introduces Mobile Reach Manage

February 25, 2019 – Intelsat has introduced Mobile Reach Manage, a new end-to-end managed service that enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to quickly and cost effectively deploy their 2G/3G/4G network infrastructure into areas once considered unreachable. In the past, many MNOs faced business and geographic challenges when looking to expand coverage across hundreds of sites…

SpaceX Launches Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite

February 22, 2019 – SpaceX’s second mission of the year has launched the Nusantara Satu, also known as PSN 6, satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. Along with the primary payload were two secondary payloads organised by rideshare service provider Spaceflight, including the Beresheet lunar lander from Israeli non-profit firm SpaceIL. The mission, powered by a…