AT&T and AST SpaceMobile Announce Definitive Commercial Agreement

May 16, 2024 – AT&T and AST SpaceMobile have entered a definitive commercial agreement to provide a space-based broadband network direct to everyday cell phones. This agreement extends until 2030. Previously the companies were working together under a MoU. This summer, AST SpaceMobile plans to deliver its first commercial satellites to Cape Canaveral for launch…

DISH TV and Hughes Debut First Bundled Service Offering to Enhance Connectivity and Entertainment across Rural America

May 16, 2024 – DISH Network and Hughes Network Systems, both EchoStar companies, announced a new bundled service offering that brings the power of DISH satellite TV together with Hughesnet® satellite internet to create a superior solution in TV and internet for rural America. In today’s fast-paced, ultra-connected world, quality entertainment and reliable connectivity are…

Thuraya Unveils Groundbreaking Next Generation IP NEO Terminal Developed in Collaboration with Cobham Satcom

May 15, 2024 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced IP NEO, the first in a new family of next-generation satellite communications products packed with advanced features and technology. The state-of-the-art IP NEO has been designed to deliver powerful simultaneous voice and data transfer capabilities making it the ideal product for government, non-governmental organisations, the energy…

mu Space: Pioneering the Future of Space Tech and Smart Electronics in Thailand

May 9, 2024 – In addition to its endeavors in space technology, mu Space has also received a second BOI approval for the development of Advanced Inference Machine for Oculars (AIMO) products. This initiative reflects the company’s commitment to advancing smart electronics and leveraging emerging technologies to drive growth in this sector. These innovative products…

QVC Signs Multi-Year Contract Extensions with SES in Germany and the UK

May 7, 2024 – Home shoppers across Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland will continue to receive an immersive, high-quality in-home shopping experience as QVC Germany and QVC UK have extended their partnerships with SES in multi-year agreements. For QVC Germany, the extension secures capacity on…

SES’s O3b mPOWER System Launches Service via Gilat’s SkyEdge IV Platform

May 7, 2024 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that its SkyEdge IV platform is enabling SES’s O3b mPower System to deliver high-performance connectivity services. SkyEdge IV is Gilat’s next-generation multi-service platform. It is the industry’s first VSAT platform enabling multi-orbit operations supporting service…

May 2024

  • SES to Acquire Intelsat in Compelling Transaction Focused on the Future
  • Arianespace to Launch the First Four Second-Generation Satellites for Galileo on Ariane 6
  • SES’s O3b mPOWER System Starts Providing High-performance Connectivity Services
  • Airbus Expands its Earth Observation Constellation with Pléiades Neo Next

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SES to Acquire Intelsat in Compelling Transaction Focused on the Future

April 30, 2024 – SES and Intelsat announce an agreement for SES to acquire Intelsat through the purchase of 100% of the equity of Intelsat Holdings S.a.r.l. for a cash consideration of $3.1 billion (€2.8 billion) and certain contingent value rights. The combination will create a stronger multi-orbit operator with greater coverage, improved resiliency, expanded…

Airbus Expands its Earth Observation Constellation with Pléiades Neo Next

April 29, 2024 – Airbus has launched the Pléiades Neo Next programme to expand its very high resolution Earth observation constellation. This new programme will result in new satellite assets and capabilities, including enhanced native resolution. As a first step of Pléiades Neo Next, Airbus is developing a new satellite which will be launched in…

Hughes Opens New Manufacturing Facility and Private 5G Incubation Center in Maryland

April 26, 2024 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar company, today announced the opening of a new cutting-edge manufacturing facility and private 5G incubation center in Germantown, Maryland, underscoring the long-standing commitment of Hughes to technological advancement and fostering local talent in the region. The Hughes Manufacturing Facility (EXM) produces U.S.-made hardware that…

SES’s O3b mPOWER System Starts Providing High-performance Connectivity Services

April 24, 2024 – SES announced today that O3b mPOWER, its second-generation software-enabled satellite system, is now operational and can provide high-performance connectivity services around the globe. With the first six O3b mPOWER satellites operating at medium Earth orbit (MEO) or 8,000km away from the Earth and with extensive ground infrastructure built around the world,…

uAvionix Partners with Viasat to Deliver Seamless Global Communication Service for Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles

April 23, 2024 – Viasat announced collaboration with uAvionix, a pioneer in the development of certified avionics for crewed and uncrewed aviation. uAvionix will join Viasat’s Velaris Partner Network. Following a strategic alliance agreement between the companies to develop products and services for the uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) market, uAvionix has begun integrating Viasat’s Velaris…

mu Space and RBC Signals Sign MOU for Satellite Ground Station Facilities Project

April 23, 2024 – mu Space and Advance Technology Co., Ltd (“mu Space”), a leading satellite technology company based in Thailand, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RBC Signals International Inc. (“RBC Signals”), an innovative provider of global satellite data communication products and solutions. The MOU, effective from March 1, 2024, is…