Space X Launches 60 Starlink Satellites

March 18, 2020 – SpaceX launched its sixth Starlink mission. Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the Iridium-7 NEXT mission in July 2018, the SAOCOM 1A mission in October 2018, the Nusantara Satu mission in February 2019, and the…

Intelsat Selects SpaceX to Launch Intelsat 40e Satellite

March 17, 2020 – Intelsat has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for Intelsat 40e (IS-40e). The launch is planned for 2022 on SpaceX’s American-built Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Intelsat 40e is an advanced geostationary satellite that will provide Intelsat’s government and enterprise customers across North and Central America with high-throughput, “coast-to-coast” services. The satellite’s…

TheAngle and ABS Consolidate Their Relationship to Serve Customers in the MENA Region

March 10, 2020 – ABS and TheAngle, a satellite network services integrator, has announced they have extended their joint activities in the MENA region, serving customers across the ABS’ footprints at 75 degrees East. The collaboration focusses on providing energy, enterprise and government customers with bespoke, cost-effective communication solutions including ground segment facilities and flexible…

hiSky Partners with ST Engineering iDirect to Enable IoT Over Satellite

March 10, 2020 – hiSky aims to be the world’s leading provider of satellite-connected IoT services, bringing its innovative integrated terminal and cloud-based processing technology to the rapidly expanding satellite-based M2M/IoT communications market. The solution to be offered in conjunction with ST Engineering iDirect will enable their mature network of service-provider partners to leverage their…

Intellian Signs Production Contract to Build a Range of OneWeb User Terminals

March 9, 2020 – Intellian has signed a contract with OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere, to manufacture User Terminals for use on the OneWeb Network. OneWeb and Intellian announced their partnership to develop a wide range of User Terminal types for fixed enterprise and maritime markets…

Hughes and OneWeb Announce Global Distribution Partnership for LEO Satellite Service

March 9, 2020 – Hughes Network Systems and OneWeb announced that Hughes has become a worldwide distribution partner for OneWeb. OneWeb’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites will expand Hughes service offerings and ensure its customers can access low-latency, high-speed connectivity, wherever they are. Applications will include enterprise and government networking, cellular backhaul and…

ST Engineering iDirect Previews IoT Platform-as-a-Service Solution

March 6, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a company of ST Engineering North America, will preview a new, cost-effective IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution at the SATELLITE 2020 conference in Washington DC, March 9-12. The new solution will provide its service provider partners the ability to offer satellite-based connectivity for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT)…

March 2020

  • Kratos to Build Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System
  • Orange and SES Team up on O3b mPOWER Communications System
  • Intelsat Introduces “FlexMove” Managed Service
  • Maxar to Build Intelsat Epic Satellite with NASA Hosted Payload

and more…

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SES Announces Next Phase of Strategic Transformation

March 2, 2020 – SES is launching a comprehensive programme to position itself for future growth and deliver maximum value to current and future customers and stakeholders. The programme, called Simplify and Amplify and executed throughout 2020, comprises a series of strategic actions to enable SES to best deliver against its declared purpose of doing…

Thaicom 5 Satellite Ends Service

February 27, 2020 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the successful migration of its customers from the Thaicom 5 satellite to Thaicom 6 and other satellites. The Company has put in its best effort to resolving the technical anomaly in order to ensure the continuity of services to its customers. The migration and service restoration…

SES Announces NHK WORLD-JAPAN Joins Growing TV Channels on Ethiosat

February 26, 2020 – SES announced that NHK WORLD-JAPAN has launched on the Ethiosat TV platform, bringing the total channel count of the bouquet to 43. NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the international broadcast service of Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, provides the latest news, NHK NEWSLINE along with technology, lifestyle and entertainment programs such as great gear, Dining…

Arianespace Orbits JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B

February 18, 2020 – Arianespace successfully launched two satellites using an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America): JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). JCSAT-17, built by Lockheed Martin Space, will offer flexible broadband…

Intersputnik’s Business Development Program Underway in Mongolia

February 17, 2020 – In January 2020 Intersputnik transferred to Mongolian operator Isatcom LLC an interest-free loan in the amount of USD 300,000 for the purchase of hub station and user terminal equipment to be used to upgrade and expand Isatcom’s VSAT network in the territory of Mongolia. Made available under a program for the…

KT SAT Names Kyung Min Song as new CEO

February 7, 2020 – KT SAT, KT Group’s satellite communication company, announced that it has appointed Kyung Min Song as its new CEO. Song graduated from Seoul National University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and completed his master’s degree at Seoul National University Business School before joining KT in 1992 and serving as the head of…