SES Unveils First TV Market Reception Survey Results in the Philippines

May 27, 2020 – SES has revealed the results of its first-ever TV market reception survey in the Philippines. Out of the 3,000 residential households interviewed across the Philippines, SES unveiled that households who subscribed to satellite TV ranked highest in terms of satisfaction with their TV service. A large majority of satellite TV households…

OneWeb Seeks to Increase Satellite Constellation up to 48,000 Satellites

May 27, 2020 – OneWeb submitted a modification request to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase the number of satellites in its constellation up to 48,000 satellites. This larger OneWeb constellation will allow for greater flexibility to meet soaring global connectivity demands. In 2017, OneWeb was the first LEO constellation to receive approval…

Thales Alenia Space Wins Two Contracts from ESA to Study EGNOS Upgrades

May 18, 2020 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded two contracts to Thales Alenia Space concerning EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service). These contracts, fully financed under the European Commission H2020 programme, concern study phases on the system evolution. They will call on Thales Alenia Space’s expertise as program prime contractor for over…

The Global Satellite Industry and COVID19

While the COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed society and life as we knew it, the satellite industry ensured broad connectivity and service continuity for public and private users alike, connecting and empowering them to strengthen critical networks while also providing valuable insight into environmental, social and economic changes in society. Numerous examples in this article show how…

May 2020

  • SES Delivers over 8,300 TV Channels to 367 Million Homes Worldwide
  • NEC to Provide Vietnam with Earth Observation Satellite System
  • Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Mission Extension Vehicle
  • Airbus to Support France and India to Monitor Climate Change

and more…

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Eutelsat Selected by Telenor Maritime for Maritime Mobility Services

May 6, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year contract with Telenor Maritime to provide Ku coverage on a regional basis for sailing areas in Europe, Trans-Atlantic crossings, the Caribbean and South East Asia. Eutelsat will leverage several of its satellites in order to deliver targeted capacity with guaranteed levels of throughput to specific…

Airbus and Xenesis Sign Payload Contract for New Bartolomeo Platform on the ISS

May 5, 2020 – Airbus and Xenesis have signed a contract for a payload slot on the International Space Station (ISS) Bartolomeo platform for the demonstration of their Xen-Hub optical communication space terminal. The Xen-Hub is a greater than 10 gigabyte per second optical communications terminal. The terminal was enabled with a technology transfer from…

Inmarsat and Cobham Launch New Solution Connecting Remote Workers

May 5, 2020 – Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM have launched a comprehensive new Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) push-to-talk (PTT) solution to connect remote workers using vehicles across the globe. The solution provides real-time data transfer and PTT communications to enable remote utilities, mining, aid and NGO, agricultural work and more, as well as for…

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

April 30, 2020 – Thuraya and SCOTTY Group have announced that they have secured line-fit offerability for the Thuraya Aero mobile connectivity solution on Airbus H145 and H135 helicopters. For the first time, Airbus customers can install and customize their Thuraya Aero kit when ordering new aircraft. The system will be fitted on the production…

Arianespace to Resume its Launch Campaigns at the Guiana Space Center

April 29, 2020 – Following the measures presented by the French government on April 28 as part of the gradual resumption of activity planned from May 11, and the announcement of a restart of operational activities at the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace confirms its following launch objectives: Flight VV16/SSMS – The first “rideshare” Vega launch,…

Inmarsat Supports Aid and NGO Sector during Covid-19 Crisis

April 28, 2020 – Inmarsat has announced that it will provide further enhanced support to the vital aid and NGO sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. These new initiatives will enable enhanced offerings across both platforms and come as a direct response to the additional challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring emergency responders can continue…

NSR Webinar: Satcom Pricing in 2020 and Beyond

NSR Webinar: Satcom Pricing in 2020 and Beyond Join the NSR Free Webinar on Satcom Pricing in 2020 and Beyond on May 13, 2020 (10:00AM EDT)   April 24, 2020 – Pricing has been a soft spot for the satcom industry over the past 4 years, as OTT pressure on video and data segment competition…

SES Delivers over 8,300 TV Channels to 367 Million Homes Worldwide

April 23, 2020 – SES has announced that the number of global TV households it reaches directly or indirectly via satellite has increased by 12 million to 367 million in 2019. Findings from the company’s annual Satellite Monitor market research validates, once again, SES’s position as the world’s leading video content distributor via satellite and…