Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Launches Space & Sensing Systems Division

June 5, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. has launched a Space & Sensing Systems division at its Cypress, CA headquarters. The new division will sell satellite on-board equipment, including solar array panels, lithium-ion batteries, and RF equipment. The division will also sell the company’s Mobile Mapping System (MMS) and centimeter-level high-accuracy positioning receiver (AQLOC). MMS…

Inmarsat Orders 3 New GX Satellites from Airbus

May 30, 2019 – Airbus has signed a contract with Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, to design, manufacture and build the first in their next generation of geostationary Ka-band satellites, Inmarsat GX7, 8 & 9. The three satellites are the first to be based on Airbus’ new OneSat product line, which…

Viasat Delivers 18-Inch Ka-band IFC Antenna System

May 29, 2019 – Viasat Inc. announced the availability of its new Ka-band Global Aero Terminal (GAT-5518) to provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services on government and business aviation aircraft – from government-focused Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and fixed-wing military platforms to VIP business and corporate jets. The compact terminal delivers the industry’s highest data rates for an 18…

Marlink Extends Partnership with Newtec to Enhance its Global VSAT Network

May 29, 2019 – Newtec and Marlink, the world’s leading provider of end-to-end managed connectivity and IT solutions for enterprise and maritime industries, have extended their partnership to future-proof Marlink’s global VSAT network. As the confirmed Number 1 maritime VSAT provider in the industry, Marlink will adopt the Newtec Dialog® platform to evolve and enhance its industry-leading VSAT services…

SpaceX Rocket Brings First Batch of 60 Internet Satellites into Space

May 24, 2019 – SpaceX launched its first batch of 60 Starlink satellites into space on May 23, in an effort to build a 12,000-strong satellite network capable of providing broadband internet services. The Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the satellites, was lifted off at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (1430 GMT) from Space Launch Complex…

Viasat to Deliver the World’s First Link 16-Capable LEO Spacecraft

May 22, 2019 – Viasat announced it has been awarded a contract by the Administrator of the Space Enterprise Consortium, under the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles XVI program, to deliver and test the first-ever Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft. Leveraging the Company’s leadership in satellite innovation and military communications, the Viasat-designed spacecraft is intended…

Arianespace to Orbit Spanish SEOSat/Ingenio EO Satellite

May 20, 2019 – Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA/Earth Observation Programs directorate) announced the signature of a launch services contract with a Vega launcher for SEOSat (Spanish Earth Observation SATellite) for Spain’s Center for Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI – Centro para el Desarrollo Technologico Industrial). SEOSat/Ingenio is a high-resolution optical imaging mission of Spain –…

Speedcast Creates Custom Connectivity Solution for Hospitals in Papua New Guinea

May 17, 2019 – Speedcast International Limited announced that it is providing the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority, in Papua New Guinea, with a custom private C-band VSAT network for more reliable, cost-effective connectivity for several local hospitals. This solution will ensure consistent Internet and reliable hospital to hospital communications. Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority…

China Develops New-Generation Rockets for Upcoming Missions

May 16, 2019 – China has developed a number of new-generation carrier rockets to take the country’s space industry to the next level. The Long March-7 is a medium-sized carrier rocket with high reliability and safety. It is designed to launch cargo vehicles during the construction of China’s manned space station project and meet the long-term demand…

Intellian Introduces the All New 1 Metre Global Xpress Terminal, GX100NX

May 13, 2019 – Intellian, the global leader of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, is unveiling an all new 1m Global Xpress terminal, GX100NX. The Intellian GX100NX offers high-speed data and global operation, and exceptionally efficient RF design for unrivalled link performance on the Fleet Xpress service. It is also future-proof, with support for 2.5GHz…

Airbus to Build Multimission Satellite for MEASAT

May 6, 2019 – Airbus has been selected by MEASAT Global Berhad (MEASAT), the leading Malaysian operator, to build MEASAT-3d, a new multimission telecommunications satellite to replace capacity and augment its core business in Malaysia, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Positioned at 91.5°E collocated with MEASAT-3b, also built by Airbus, MEASAT-3d will deliver improved performances…

OneWeb and Intellian Announce User Terminal Partnership

May 6, 2019 – OneWeb has announced a partnership with Intellian to build user terminals designed specifically for remote enterprise networks, cellular backhaul expansion and remote connectivity needs. The user terminals will be the units provided to customers to enable the high-speed, low latency service that our global satellite constellation will deliver. This partnership represents…

May 2019

  • Viasat Introduces Second-Generation Hybrid Ku-/Ka-band IFC Antenna System
  • Comtech EF Data Awarded Order for Heights Networking Platform from SES Networks
  • Hughes Awarded Contract by Boeing to Develop Protected Tactical Enterprise Service
  • Speedcast Brings Seamless Connectivity to Indian Waters with Nelco Partnership

and more…

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