Eutelsat’s Konnect Ramps up Retail Distribution of New Capacity

November 23, 2020 – Leveraging the availability of the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite, Eutelsat Communications’ new direct arm, konnect, has kick-started the retail distribution of next-generation satellite Broadband across Europe and Africa. The service is currently being rolled out across both continents, with broadband packages designed to address the needs of individuals, small businesses and institutions…

Rocket Lab Launches 16th Mission, Completes Booster Recovery

November 20, 2020 – Rocket Lab has successfully launched its 16th Electron mission and deployed 30 small satellites to orbit – the largest number of satellites deployed by Electron to date on a single mission. The ‘Return to Sender’ mission also saw Rocket Lab complete a successful splashdown and recovery of the first stage of…

Speedcast Sells Maritime Customer Contracts to Inmarsat

November 16, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited and Inmarsat have reached agreement on the sale of Speedcast’s primary Fleet Xpress, FleetBroadband and Fleet One service contracts to Inmarsat. The agreement marks another significant step for Speedcast as it looks to emerge from its Chapter 11 proceedings announced earlier this year, and is subject to approval…

Thales Alenia Space to Build Copernicus CIMR Satellites

November 13, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space has signed a 93 Meuro, first tranche of the 495 Meuro global contract, with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) environmental monitoring satellites. The CIMR mission is part of the expansion of the Copernicus Space Component programme of the European Space…

SES and Gilat Expand Partnership with Follow-on Order for High-Speed Modems

November 9, 2020 – SES and Gilat are expanding their partnership with a multi-million-dollar follow-on order for high-speed modems. Gilat’s modems will deliver multi Gbps throughput, targeting high-end services over SES’s O3b and O3b mPOWER MEO constellations. Gilat’s high-throughput modems will support SES in delivering fiber-equivalent services for government and high-end enterprise solutions. “Gilat highly…

ST Engineering and Polyverse Join Forces on Leading Cybersecurity for Mission-Critical Platforms

November 5, 2020 – ST Engineering and cybersecurity solutions provider Polyverse Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to provide leading-edge, secure operating systems solutions for critical platforms, a game changer in the evolving cloud and Internet of Things (IoT)/edge computing landscape in the Asia-Pacific region. With an increasing proliferation of cyberattacks that undermine the security…

Eutelsat Successfully Launches Sat.tv

November 3, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications has successfully launched Sat.tv, its enhanced Electronic Program Guide for Free-to-Air channels. The service is already operating at the 7/8° West position, serving over 56 million Arabic-speaking homes across the Middle East and North Africa and is being progressively deployed at other Eutelsat video neighborhoods. Sat.tv gives TV audiences…

ST Engineering iDirect Provides High-performance Ground System for SES O3b mPOWER

November 3, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a global leader in satellite communications, has announced that it will provide its high-performance ground infrastructure for O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system. Pairing ST Engineering iDirect’s breakthrough ground technology with spacecraft innovations, O3b mPOWER will enable a flexible, low-latency, high-speed, fiber-like experience for…

Speedcast Completes Sale of Speedcast Managed Assets to NBN

November 2, 2020 – Following a two-year partnership, which has delivered NBN Co’s Business Satellite Services to businesses across Australia, Speedcast International Limited has announced it has sold selected functions of its wholly-owned subsidiary and dedicated entity, Speedcast Managed Services, to Australian government-owned infrastructure provider, NBN Co. Speedcast Managed Services helped build and operate the…

Comtech EF Data Receives $1.5 Million Satellite Modem Order

October 22, 2020 – Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $1.5 million order for Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) satellite modems from a Tier 1 defense contractor. The satellite modems will be utilized by a defense entity to upgrade and expand its existing network that included the…

Inmarsat and Hughes Bring Inflight Connectivity to North America

October 20, 2020 – A major strategic collaboration with Inmarsat and Hughes Network Systems, LLC marks an important new step change for North American commercial airlines and their passengers. GX+ North America is a transformational aviation connectivity solution has been specifically designed for North American commercial airlines and is available today. It seamlessly integrates the…

Kratos Introduces OpenSpace™ Platform Supporting Dynamic, Software-Defined Satellite Ground Systems

October 20, 2020 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced today the release of OpenSpace™, a software platform and family of virtual products that enable satellite operators, Ground-as-a-Service (GSaaS) providers and others in the space services supply chain to create fully software-defined, dynamic ground systems. OpenSpace is a leap forward in ground network technologies…