Hughes Introduces Smart Network Edge Software for Mission-Critical DoD Communications

April 17, 2023 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced availability of Hughes Smart Network Edge software for defense network operations. Leveraging the company’s experience managing widely distributed, multi-transport networks for commercial and government customers, the Hughes Smart Network Edge serves as a virtualized SD-WAN router, interconnecting at the management layer to enable network interoperability across…

Ariane 5 Successfully Launches the JUICE Space Probe for ESA

April 14, 2023 – On Friday, April 14, 2023 at 09:14 am local time, an Ariane 5 launcher, operated by Arianespace, successfully lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying the European Space Agency (ESA) JUICE space probe. The spacecraft, built by Airbus Defence and Space for ESA, will carry out Europe’s first…

MediaTek and Inmarsat Join Forces on Two-way Satellite Communications Direct to Smartphones, IOT Devices and Cars

April 13, 2023 – MediaTek and Inmarsat have expanded their collaboration to bring ultra-reliable, two-way satellite services to smartphones, IoT devices, automotive and other industries. The two industry leaders are focused on enabling mobile operators, smartphone and other device manufacturers to offer satellite services, such as two-way text messaging, emergency communications, device tracking and monitoring,…

SES Secures €75 Million of Multi-Year Video Contract Extensions

April 13, 2023 – SES announced today that it has signed multi-year capacity agreements totalling more than €75 million in backlog with multiple German private and public broadcasters. The majority of renewals span several years and will enable millions of satellite TV households across Germany to continue watching SD and HD content, reinforcing SES’s position…

Intelsat to Extend Life of Satellite with new Mission Extension Pod

April 13, 2023 – Intelsat ordered a Mission Extension Pod (MEP) from Northrop Grumman Corporation’s SpaceLogistics, which will add life to an Intelsat satellite and provide uninterrupted services to many customers. The MEP “jet pack” will be installed by SpaceLogistics’ mission robotic vehicle (MRV) on an Intelsat satellite operating in geosynchronous orbit, ensuring continuity of…

Intelsat 40e High-Throughput Satellite Successfully Launched

April 7, 2023 – Intelsat announced the successful launch of Intelsat 40e (IS-40e), a geosynchronous satellite that relies on spot-beam technology to provide a large amount of capacity over North America for Intelsat’s commercial aviation, mobility and network service customers. The Maxar-manufactured IS-40e satellite launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force…

Perdana Petroleum Berhad Picks MEASAT for Managed Bandwidth Services

April 5, 2023 – MEASAT Global Berhad has successfully secured a contract with Intra Oil Services Berhad (“Intra Oil Services”) for the provision of Mobility Managed Bandwidth Services for broadband access and VoIP phone lines. The contract will cover up to 50% of the fleet operated by Intra Oil Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Perdana…

NTT and SES Partner to Deliver Satellite-based Edge and Private 5G Solutions

April 4, 2023 – NTT Ltd., a leading global IT infrastructure and services company, and SES announced a multi-year partnership to use SES satellites to deliver NTT’s Edge as a Service to enterprise customers. The collaboration will bring together NTT’s expertise in networking and enterprise managed services with SES’s unique satellite capabilities to deliver reliable…

April 2023

  • Eutelsat and Intelsat Sign Multi-Orbit Contract Enhancing Connectivity with OneWeb Services
  • MEASAT Selects the Hughes JUPITER System to Help Connect the Unconnected across Malaysia
  • Intellian and SES to Develop and Deploy Two New SES O3b mPOWER Customers Terminals
  • SES’s Fourth and Fifth C-band Satellites for the United States Successfully Launched

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Speedcast Achieve New Industry Milestone, Supplying Highest Continuous Capacity in Cruise History

March 28, 2023 – Speedcast announced the successful implementation of a specialized connectivity solution delivering unparalleled data rates for an international cruise line’s newest vessel. The innovative, satellite-to-ship tracking solution was deployed for the ship, which runs on liquified natural gas and can accommodate 6,500 passengers. The cruise line’s new connectivity service was launched as…

Axelspace Collaborates in the “Development and Demonstration of Inter-satellite Optical Communication Network System”

March 28, 2023 – Axelspace Corporation is pleased to announce that we have been selected for the “Development and demonstration of inter-satellite optical communication network systems” by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). This is under the “Key and Advanced Technology R&D through Cross Community Collaboration Program”. Through this development and demonstration project,…

Thales Alenia Space Wins Contracts for IRIDE Radar and Optical Satellites

March 27, 2023 – Thales Alenia Space has won contracts from the European Space Agency (ESA) to supply a first batch of six small satellites with synthetic aperture radars (SAR) and one satellite based on optical technology for the Italian Earth observation constellation, IRIDE. This innovative new constellation, based on a number of different sensing…

TAP Digital Media Contracts Additional Video Capacity on ABS-2

March 27, 2023 – TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation (TAPDMV) has extended its satellite broadcast partnership with ABS by adding four further channels on ABS-2. The four SD Channels will be on the MCPC media platform on the ABS-2 C-band East Hemi beam offering the highest reliability for national TV networks and primary cable services.…

Japanese Approval for SAILOR XTR VSAT Antennas

March 23, 2023 – Cobham Satcom has received Japanese Radio Law certification for use of the innovative SAILOR 1000 XTR and SAILOR 600 XTR Ku VSAT antennas with the ST Engineering iDirect MDM3315 satellite modem. The new modem option provides users with a supported platform for current and future usage whilst offering choice and availability…

AtomBeam Technologies Join Inmarsat’s ELEVATE Programme

March 23, 2023 – AtomBeam Technologies, a data compaction software company, today announced it has joined Inmarsat’s ELEVATE programme. ELEVATE is a development programme, ecosystem and marketplace for providers of software, hardware and solutions, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in commercial land markets. As an ELEVATE partner, AtomBeam Technologies will provide customers with a reliable…