ILS Opens New Era with New Launch Pricing

April 12, 2019 – International Launch Services (ILS), a U.S.-based global commercial launch services provider, is inaugurating a new era in its 25-plus-year history, and in the life of the historic Proton M launch vehicle, company officials have declared. Cost savings have been achieved through benefits realized from quality improvement initiatives coupled with significantly lower…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launches Arabsat-6A

April 12, 2019 – On Thursday, April 11 at 6:35 p.m. EDT, Falcon Heavy launched the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 34 minutes after liftoff. Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2…

Hughes Awarded Contract by Boeing to Develop Protected Tactical Enterprise Service

April 10, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems announced it has been awarded a contract from Boeing to develop mission management, system control, networking and ground hub capabilities in support of an anti-jam satellite communications capability for the Air Force’s Protected Tactical Enterprise Service (PTES) program. The PTES program will provide tactical warfighters with a joint…

April 2019

  • Thales Alenia Space to Supply Nepal with Telecommunication Satellite
  • Long March Rockets Complete 300 Launches
  • Hughes and PSN Launch Community Wi-Fi Service throughout Indonesia
  • Speedcast Media Network Expands Global Connectivity and Media Service Offerings

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SES Reach Grows to 355 Million Homes Worldwide

April 2, 2019 – SES strengthens its position as the world’s leading video distributor via satellite as the number of TV households it serves increased by more than 4 million to over 355 million in 2018. The results from the SES’s annual market research highlighted further growth in SES’s technical reach and underlined the important…

iForte of Indonesia Signs Contracts for Capacity on Telesat’s Telstar 18 VANTAGE

April 2, 2019 – Telesat announced that PT iForte Solusi Infotek (iForte), a leading provider of USO (Universal Service Obligation) VSAT services in Indonesia, has signed major contracts for Ku-band HTS and C-band capacity on Telesat’s new Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite. The contracts result from iForte’s recent selection by Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information…

Viasat Introduces Second-Generation Hybrid Ku-/Ka-band IFC Antenna System

April 2, 2019 – Viasat announced the introduction of its second-generation Ku-/Ka-band shipset, inclusive of an advanced hybrid antenna and complementary radome. The latest dual-band system, aimed at the commercial wide-body aircraft market, will keep passengers and crew connected across commercial Ku- and Ka-band Geosynchronous and Non-Geosynchronous satellite networks, virtually anywhere they fly around the…

Speedcast Media Network Expands Global Connectivity and Media Service Offerings

March 28, 2019 – Speedcast International Limited has expanded its Speedcast Media Network™ global infrastructure by integrating satellite, fiber, and cellular networks from Globecomm, the company’s recent acquisition. Speedcast Media Network provides secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint live and linear digital video delivery anywhere in the world, with low latency and high availability. Speedcast has also…

ST Engineering Enters Agreement to Acquire Ownership in Newtec Group

March 27, 2019 – Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering or the Group) announced that its subsidiary Singapore Technologies Engineering (Europe) Ltd, has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement to acquire a 100% ownership in Newtec Group NV (Newtec) (the “Proposed Acquisition”), an established Belgium-based company in the satellite communications (satcom) industry. The consideration…

Comtech Introduces New Micro Deployable X/Y Antennas to the LEO/MEO and HAPS Markets

March 22, 2019 – Comtech Telecommunications’ Space & Component Technology division, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, has introduced an exciting line of transportable, full motion antennas for tracking Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites and High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS). The Micro Deployable X/Y Tracking Antennas utilize the same…

Hughes and PSN Launch Community Wi-Fi Service throughout Indonesia

March 22, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems and PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), the oldest private telecommunication and information service provider in Indonesia, have announced the deployment of their 2,000th Community Wi-Fi Hotspot in the country. With an average of 500 people having access to each hotspot, Hughes and PSN now enable Internet access for…

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…