OneWeb to Acquire TrustComm and Create New Government Subsidiary

May 10, 2021 – OneWeb has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Texas-based TrustComm Inc., which will enable OneWeb to offer its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network and connectivity services to U.S. government clients and TrustComm customers. Based at the highly secure Ellington Joint Base in Houston, Texas, TrustComm was established in 1999 as…

May 2021

  • Eutelsat Enters LEO Space through Investment in OneWeb
  • 18th Vega Mission Marks Arianespace’s Second Successful Launch in 72 Hours
  • SES’s Next-gen NGSO System Readies for Launch with 8 Initial O3b mPOWER Satellite Ground Stations
  • Thales Alenia Space Selected as a Key Contract in the Development of Galileo Second Generation

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Eutelsat Expands Use of Express Wi-Fi in Partnership with Facebook to Extend Wi-Fi Connectivity throughout Sub-Saharan Africa

May 7, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications is expanding its use of the Express Wi-Fi platform in partnership with Facebook to provide broadband services via satellite across several regions in Sub-Saharan Africa. With Express Wi-Fi, Eutelsat aims to connect thousands of people in rural and underserved communities spanning Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire,…

Global Eagle Entertainment Signs Capacity Extension with ABS

May 6, 2021 – ABS, a global satellite operator announced today that Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), the leading provider of high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for worldwide mobility markets, has renewed and expanded its multi-year, multi-transponder agreements for its growing demand for mobility connectivity capacity. Besides securing existing ABS capacity on ABS-6 C-band, ABS-3A C-band…

Eutelsat Enters LEO Space through Investment in OneWeb

April 27, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications has entered into an agreement with OneWeb for the subscription of a c.24% equity stake, becoming a leading shareholder of the company alongside the UK Government and Bharti Global. Eutelsat will invest $550 million in OneWeb, with closing expected in H2 2021 subject to regulatory authorisations. Eutelsat’s investment leaves…

Kratos Demonstrates SATCOM Situational Awareness to an Operationally Secure Environment

April 26, 2021 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced today that they were the first to successfully exhibit an integrated SATCOM capability providing real-time Situational Awareness (SA) to an operationally secure environment. The demonstration included roaming among different networks to optimize wideband satellite communications (SATCOM) using Enterprise Management and Control (EM&C). EM&C is an…

SES Joins UN Global Compact Initiative, Accelerates Purpose-led ESG Programme in 2021

April 21, 2021 – SES today announced it has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, underscoring the company’s purpose-led Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programme. By committing to the UN Global Compact framework, SES is now firmly aligning its long-standing societal and environmental impact efforts to the company’s purpose…

OneSat Final Design Review Successfully Achieved

April 21, 2021 – Airbus has passed an important milestone for the OneSat flexible satellite product line, with the Final Design Review successfully achieved with customers and space agencies. The fully reconfigurable OneSat product line features major innovations and disruptive technologies including the latest digital processing and active antennas enabling several thousand beams. In addition,…

SES Signs MoU with Kazakhstan Government on O3b mPOWER Connectivity Services

April 19, 2021 – The Republican Center for Space Communications (RCSC), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry, and SES, the leading global content connectivity solutions provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore service agreements for satellite-enabled, high-speed connectivity services using SES’s O3b mPOWER communications system in…

ST Engineering iDirect Launches Mx-DMA MRC

April 13, 2021 – ST Engineering iDirect has successfully delivered its transformational Mx-DMA MRC (Multi Resolution Coding) technology to its flagship customers, including satellite service provider Ningbo BIRDSAT which is leveraging the technology to offer differentiated services in the highly competitive fishing market. Building on the award-winning Mx-DMA HRC (High Resolution Coding) technology, Mx-DMA MRC…

Astrobotic Selects SpaceX for Griffin-VIPER Moon Mission

April 13, 2021 – Astrobotic announced today its selection of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket in a competitive commercial procurement to launch its Griffin lunar lander to the Moon in late 2023. Griffin will be carrying NASA’s water-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER). Astrobotic was awarded a task order in 2020 from NASA to deliver…

OneWeb and Government of Kazakhstan Develop Partnership to Accelerate Connectivity

April 12, 2021 – OneWeb has announced that it has signed an MoU with subsidiaries of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry: national satellite operator Republican Centre of Space Communications JSC, national company Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary, and Ghalam LLP, a spacecraft component supplier. The MoU develops OneWeb’s partnership with the Government of…