Gilat Receives Over $10M Contract Extension for Cellular Backhaul Services

9 July 2024 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced that Gilat received a follow-on 6 year order for over $10M from Internet Para Todos (IPT) to deliver Cellular Backhaul services across rural areas in Peru. IPT is a sustainable global collaborative initiative between Telefónica, Meta,…

Europe’s New Ariane 6 Rocket Powers into Space

9 July 2024 – Europe’s new heavy-lift rocket, Ariane 6, made its inaugural flight from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana at 16:00 local time on 9 July. Ariane 6 is the latest in Europe’s Ariane rocket series, taking over from Ariane 5, and featuring a modular and versatile design that can launch missions from low-Earth…

KSAT Establishing Tokyo Office to Expand Presence in Japan

8 July 2024 – KSAT demonstrates its strong commitment to the growing Asian space industry by opening an office in Tokyo. The establishment follows more than 20 years of service to the Japanese market. For KSAT, Japan is home to important customers and partners. Being close to the customers is essential for developing services further…

Azercosmos Signed a Memorandum with the Chinese Star.vision Company

3 July 2024 – Azercosmos has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese technology company Star.vision. The signing ceremony took place at Azercosmos during the visit of the Star.vision company delegation to our country. The main goal of the memorandum is to engage in strategic cooperation for the joint development and application of the…

MEASAT Partners with Sun TV for Global Multi-Language Channels Distribution

1 July 2024 – MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) – Malaysia’s premier satellite solutions provider, has signed an agreement with Sun TV Network Limited (“Sun TV”), one of India’s largest media conglomerates, to support the distribution of 37 TV channels via the MEASAT-3d satellite. These channels broadcast in seven languages, will reach over 140 million households…

Comtech Launches Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Public Safety Solution

June 27, 2024 – Comtech announced the launch of SmartAssist™, an artificial intelligence (“AI”)-backed solution developed to answer low-priority non-emergency calls without engaging a telecommunicator. SmartAssist is designed to help Emergency Communications Centers (“ECCs”) and Public Safety Answering Points (“PSAPs”) manage call and Internet of Things device volumes by using AI chatbots to answer and…

Intelsat, Starfish Space Reach Deal for Satellite Servicing Mission

June 26, 2024 – Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, signed a contract for a Starfish Otter servicing vehicle to provide life extension services to an Intelsat geostationary satellite, beginning in 2026. This landmark agreement reinforces Intelsat’s commitment to utilizing satellite servicing technologies to maximize the value its satellites can…

ASTRA 1P Communications Satellite Successfully Launched

June 21, 2024 – ASTRA 1P communications satellite has successfully been launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. As prime contractor for ASTRA 1P, Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), is responsible for the satellite’s design, manufacture and assembly, integration and testing (AIT), as…

SKY Perfect JSAT Signs Contribution Agreement with the UN World Food Programme to Provide Emergency Satellite Internet in the Philippines

June 18, 2024 – SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation announced it has signed a contribution agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This partnership aims to contribute to WFP’s emergency operations by providing satellite-based internet connection that can be utilized in the case of emergencies in the Philippines to facilitate timely emergency food assistance…

mu Space and ITEL Join Forces

June 17, 2024 – In a landmark collaboration, mu Space and Advanced Technology Co., Ltd. (“mu Space”) and Interlink Telecom Public Company Limited (“ITEL”) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore new opportunities in satellite and telecommunications networks and services. Effective from March 1st, 2024, this MOU sets the stage for combining the…

Eutelsat Group Confirms Participation in Latest Round of Fund-raising by Seraphim Space

June 17, 2024 – Eutelsat Group confirms its participation in Seraphim Space’s second VC fund, SSV II. Eutelsat’s investment aims to foster technological innovation within the space sector, supporting dynamic start-ups in Seraphim’s portfolio. Through this partnership, Eutelsat Group and Seraphim will support the development of advanced capabilities to meet the growing market demand for…

Historic Approach to Space Debris: Astroscale’s ADRAS-J Closes in by 50 Meters

June 14, 2024 – Astroscale Japan Inc. (“Astroscale Japan”), a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), a market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, announced that its commercial debris inspection demonstration satellite, Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J), has achieved another unprecedented milestone for a commercial company. ADRAS-J successfully completed…