Newtec Collaborates with Arabsat to Deploy Newtec Dialog Hubs in Europe

March 12, 2019 – Newtec announced it has successfully deployed two Newtec Dialog hubs in the UK and Finland for Middle East satellite operator Arabsat to enable the company to deliver High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services into the Middle East and African markets. Arabsat is the leading satellite service provider in the Arab world and…

iSAT Selects ND SatCom’s SKYWAN 5G for Secure Data Transmission

March 11, 2019 – ND SatCom announced the partnership with iSAT Africa, a fast growing fixed-satellite solution service provider in Africa. iSAT Africa is establishing new VSAT networks using the highly reputable and reliable SKYWAN 5G technology. ND SatCom FZE, situated in Dubai, UAE, is delivering the product and providing technical support. In a current…

Thales Alenia Space to Supply Nepal with Telecommunication Satellite

March 11, 2019 – The Nepal Telecommunications Authority and Thales Alenia Space signed an agreement under which Thales Alenia Space will build the national satellite telecommunication system for Nepal. This agreement is following the Letter of Intent previously signed on March 5 in Paris. This very high-performance C/Ku Band satellite, yet to be named by…

Russian Satellite Communications Company Joins the Unmanned Navigation Project

March 7, 2019 – Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has joined the pilot project of Maritime Unmanned Navigation (MUNIN). In this project, the company intends to provide communication services on mobile platforms using the maritime VSAT technology. The MUNIN pilot project provides the development and testing of technologies for automated navigation and remote control of…

March 2019

  • SpaceX Launches Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite
  • SES-12 Goes Operational to Serve Asia-Pacific and the Middle East
  • Intelsat Introduces Mobile Reach Manage
  • Arianespace Launches the First of 21 Launches for OneWeb Constellation

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NASA, SpaceX Launch First Flight Test of Space System Designed for Crew

March 4, 2019 – For the first time, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from American soil, has arrived at the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 2:49 a.m. EST Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space…

Himalaya HD Bolsters MEASAT’s HD Video Neighbourhood

March 4, 2019 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT) announced the launch of Himalaya TV HD (“HTV”) for distribution across Nepal and Asia Pacific via the MEASAT-3 satellite. HTV, founded in 2010 is a Kathmandu-based private television company of Nepal. HTV produces news and entertainment programs that raises awareness of human issues and embraces…

Arianespace Launches the First of 21 Launches for OneWeb Constellation

February 27, 2019 – Arianespace’s second launch of the year took place on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:37 p.m., (Kourou time) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana (South America). By operating this maiden flight, the first of 21 launches contracted by OneWeb in 2015, Arianespace contributes to the fulfilment of…

OneWeb Announces First Two Client Agreements

February 27, 2019 – OneWeb, the global satellite-powered communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone, everywhere, announces that it has secured its first customer contracts to deliver its high speed, low latency, global communications services. OneWeb has signed an agreement to provide Talia Limited, the market-leading teleport, satellite and network operator, with…

SES-12 Goes Operational to Serve Asia-Pacific and the Middle East

February 26, 2019 – SES announced that its newest satellite, SES-12, is now ready to serve its video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The powerful satellite, which is designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East. SES-12 is the latest…

Intelsat Introduces Mobile Reach Manage

February 25, 2019 – Intelsat has introduced Mobile Reach Manage, a new end-to-end managed service that enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to quickly and cost effectively deploy their 2G/3G/4G network infrastructure into areas once considered unreachable. In the past, many MNOs faced business and geographic challenges when looking to expand coverage across hundreds of sites…

SpaceX Launches Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite

February 22, 2019 – SpaceX’s second mission of the year has launched the Nusantara Satu, also known as PSN 6, satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. Along with the primary payload were two secondary payloads organised by rideshare service provider Spaceflight, including the Beresheet lunar lander from Israeli non-profit firm SpaceIL. The mission, powered by a…

Comtech EF Data Awarded $1.7 Million RF Equipment Order

February 20, 2019 – Comtech EF Data Corp. has been awarded a $1.7 million RF equipment order from a leading satellite antenna manufacturer. The satellite antenna manufacturer, which provides full motion antenna solutions for marine and other mobility applications, will continue to team Comtech EF Data products with its innovative, full-motion antenna products to provide…

CETel Secures Capacity on SES-12

February 20, 2019 – CETel, a leading German service provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, signed a substantial lease contract for satellite capacity with its strategic partner SES Networks. The capacity is secured on the recently launched satellite SES-12, which is one of the largest geostationary satellites that SES has ever procured. The satellite…

US Air Force Awards Launch Service Contracts

February 19, 2019 – The United States Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has been awarded a $297 million firm-fixed-price contract, for launch services to deliver AFSPC-44, NROL-85, and NROL-87…

Satcom Global Upgrades Aura VSAT to iDirect Velocity Platform

February 18, 2019 – Satcom Global announced the successful migration of its Aura VSAT network to the iDirect Velocity platform, enabling customers of the high-speed Ku-band service to benefit from higher capacity per vessel, improved satellite network management, as well as the ability to fully capitalize on the coverage and additional capacity of primary network…

Comtech EF Data Receives Delivery Order for Satellite Earth Station Equipment

February 14, 2019 – Comtech EF Data Corp. received a delivery order in support of the recently awarded contract from the US Naval Warfare Systems Command. This latest delivery order, against the $59.0 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”) contract, is for $1.8 million. The delivery order specified Comtech EF Data’s SLM-5650B Satellite Modems and firmware…