Airbus Signs Multi-satellite Contract with Intelsat for OneSat Flexible Satellites

January 8, 2021 – Airbus has signed a contract with Intelsat to build two OneSat satellites operating in multiple frequency bands for Intelsat’s next-generation software-defined network. The contract was signed on 31 December 2020. The satellites will be based on Airbus’ OneSat product line, the latest generation of fully flexible, in orbit reconfigurable, Software Defined…

Delta Selects Viasat’s In-flight Connectivity

January 5, 2021 – Viasat today announced Delta Air Lines selected Viasat’s Ka-band satellite in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution for more than 300 mainline narrow-body aircraft, including both new delivery and retrofits on A321ceo, 737-900ER and select 757-200 aircraft. Delta expects to bring the Viasat technology onboard these aircraft starting summer 2021, with Delta having the…

AsiaSat Adds HERMES Live’s Streaming Service to its Media Solution Offerings

December 23, 2020 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited announced further expansion of its media solution offerings by partnering with HERMES Live to provide broadcast-grade live streaming service to its global customers. This streaming service will enable AsiaSat to provide complete solution that addresses customers’ increasing need for distributing content flexibly, cost effectively and for…

CGWIC Successfully Launches Four Satellites aboard Long March-8 Maiden

December 22, 2020 – Long March-8 (LM-8) launch vehicle made its debut from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, successfully sending five satellites into pre-determined orbit. China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC), provides the launch services for four satellites aboard including HiSea-1 ,Yuanguang Satellite, TQ-08, and SS-01A.…

Viasat Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire RigNet

December 21, 2020 – Viasat today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a leading provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications, in an all-stock transaction that values RigNet at an enterprise value of approximately $222 million based on Viasat’s share price as of the date of the agreement…

Hughes Selected by OneWeb for Ground System Development and Production

December 16, 2020 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC has been chosen by OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellite communications company, to develop and manufacture essential ground system technology for the new LEO constellation. In a three-year contract valued at approximately $250 million, Hughes will produce the gateway electronics for the OneWeb system as…

Intellian Poised to Deliver OneWeb User Terminals for 2021

December 14, 2020 – Intellian has announced that it will be starting production of a wide range of dedicated user terminals for the global low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications provider OneWeb, ready for delivery in 2021 and beyond. OneWeb is focused on scaling its satellite constellation to begin commercial services starting at the end of…

Speedcast Launches Next Generation IoT Platform

December 9, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited has launched a next generation Internet of Things (IoT) platform designed to simplify connectivity, provisioning, and device management through a single console. Designed for onshore and offshore customers, the next generation Speedcast IoT Center is deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to increase computing power and interoperability with…

Arianespace to Orbit on a Vega C Launcher the CO3D Constellation

December 7, 2020 – Arianespace has signed a contract with Airbus to launch four new-generation optical observation satellites of the CO3D (Composante Optique 3D) constellation, to be orbited using the Vega C launcher. Weighing approximately 300 kg. each, these satellites will be launched together as co-passengers on a single flight and deployed into polar orbit…

ST Engineering iDirect’s VSAT Modem Hits 600Mbps Speed

December 3, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a global leader in satellite communications, today announced that its MDM5010 modem has achieved an aggregate speed of 600Mbps, making it the industry’s fastest satellite modem for shared bandwidth capacity networks. While these speeds have previously only been achieved with single channel per carrier (SCPC) point-to-point modems, bandwidth-sharing…

Comtech Wins $2.0M Contract for Asia-Pacific Next Generation Emergency Communication System

December 3, 2020 – Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its first quarter of fiscal 2021, Comtech Solacom Technologies, Inc., a division of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, was awarded a Next Generation emergency communications contract from an Asia-Pacific country. The contract includes multiple support years and is fully funded. Comtech Solacom will provide a full…

HISe, Inc. is Engaged in Indonesia’s Multi-Functional Satellite Project

December 1, 2020 – HISe, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a three-year contract to act as an Independent Supervisory Consultant (ISC) for Indonesia’s Multi-Functional Satellite (SMF) Project. SMF is Indonesia’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) project to enable Badan Aksesibilitas Telecomunikasi dan Informasi (BAKTI), a unit of Indonesian Ministry of Communications (KOMINFO), to use…