Kratos Introduces OpenSpace™ Platform Supporting Dynamic, Software-Defined Satellite Ground Systems

October 20, 2020 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced today the release of OpenSpace™, a software platform and family of virtual products that enable satellite operators, Ground-as-a-Service (GSaaS) providers and others in the space services supply chain to create fully software-defined, dynamic ground systems. OpenSpace is a leap forward in ground network technologies…

The Ariane 6 Engines Are Now Ready

October 15, 2020 – With the successful final qualification of the P120C at the European Spaceport (CSG) in Kourou on October 7, the qualification models of three engines for Ariane 6 have now all been tested successfully. The solid-propellant P120C rocket will equip Ariane 62 (Ariane 6 in its configuration with two strap-on boosters) and…

Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD Selected by Kabelio for New Swiss HD Platform

October 15, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video neighborhood has been selected by Switzerland’s Kabelio AG for the launch of a new Swiss direct to home HD platform. This multi-year contract will enable Kabelio to leverage the unparalleled reach of Eutelsat’s premier hotspot to launch a service targeting Swiss audiences both at home and throughout…

Thales Alenia Space on its Way to Reach the Moon

October 14, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space will develop two key modules for the upcoming Lunar Orbital Platform–Gateway (LOP-G): I-HAB (International Habitat) and the ESPRIT communications and refueling module. These two modules are the European contribution for this Gateway. The first tranche of I-HAB contract, (worth 36 million euros, the global amount being 327 million…

Speedcast International Ltd Files Plan of Reorganisation

October 12, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited has filed a Plan of Reorganisation and Disclosure Statement outlining the terms for its financial restructuring under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The documents set out a clear and defined timeline for creditors to submit their votes in advance of a Plan confirmation hearing anticipated…

Eutelsat Announces Successful 8-year Bond Issuance

October 7, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications today announced the successful issue by Eutelsat S.A., of 8-year senior unsecured bonds for a total of €600 million. Eutelsat has taken advantage of the current competitive market environment to raise long-term financing with an 8-year maturity on attractive terms. The transaction was well received by a diversified investor…

October 2020

  • Thales Alenia Space to Start Work on Indonesia’s SATRIA Telecoms Satellite
  • Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Inflight Broadband Now Available on 100 Qatar Airways Aircraft
  • Kratos Introduces OpenSpace Wideband Software Receiver for EO and Remote Sensing Missions
  • Arianespace Successfully Performs the First European Mission to Launch Multiple Small Satellites

and more…

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Comtech and Gilat Terminate Merger Agreement and Settle Litigation

October 5, 2020 – Comtech Telecommunications and Gilat Satellite Networks announced today that the companies have agreed to terminate the merger agreement first announced on January 29, 2020 and have settled all pending litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery. In connection with the termination and settlement agreement, Comtech has agreed to make a payment…

mu Space Uncovered the Plan of Pushing Thai Technology into Space Industry

September 30, 2020 – mu Space revealed the space technology development plan after the press conference of MoU signing between TOT and muSpace for advancement of research and development in space industry. mu Space, led by Mr. James Varayuth Yenbamroong, a space and satellite industry entrepreneur and engineer revealed another space technology development plan, confirming…

Arianespace Announces the Resumption of OneWeb Constellation’s Deployment

September 21, 2020 – Arianespace and OneWeb will resume launch operations to continue the deployment of the OneWeb constellation. The next Soyuz launch is planned as soon as December 2020 from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Pursuant to an amended launch contract with OneWeb, the London-based communications company, Arianespace will perform 16 more Soyuz launches from three…

Intelsat Finalizes Satellite and Launch Vehicle Contracts for U.S. C-band Spectrum Transition

September 17, 2020 – Intelsat has finalized all of its required contracts with satellite manufacturers and launch-vehicle providers to move forward and meet the accelerated C-band spectrum clearing timelines established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this year. The company has entered into a formal agreement with U.S.-based Maxar Technologies to build the final…

Equatorial Space Signs MoU with Space Development Nexus

September 15, 2020 – Singapore’s launcher startup, Equatorial Space Systems, signs an memorandum of understanding with India’s Space Development Nexus-SDNx, for suborbital launch services using the company’s Dorado rocket. The MOU is the first foray of Equatorial Space into the Indian market, and involves extensive collaboration in providing responsive, suborbital launch operations to academic and…