MEASAT-3d Enters Commercial Service

July 22, 2022 – Following the launch of MEASAT-3d on 22 June 2022 from Kourou, French Guiana, MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”), Malaysia’s premier satellite operator, has successfully completed in-orbit testing for the MEASAT-3d satellite today, ahead of schedule. MEASAT-3d, the company’s latest and most advanced satellite has now entered commercial service, after its handover by…

Virgin Atlantic Selects Viasat for In-Flight Connectivity on its New Airbus A330-900 Fleet

July 12, 2022 – Virgin Atlantic has selected Viasat’s industry-leading in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution for its new Airbus A330-900 aircraft. Viasat’s IFC system can enable high quality, full video streaming, browsing, messaging, social media scrolling and more to every connected device on the aircraft, operating with a level of connectivity made possible through the Company’s…

ST Engineering iDirect and MEASAT Reaffirm Partnership with Significant Network Expansion to Power Next Generation HTS Satellite

July 12, 2022 – ST Engineering iDirect announced today that Malaysian satellite operator MEASAT, is significantly expanding its iDirect Evolution-based satellite network to deliver a plethora of services to enterprises and communities located in rural and ultra-rural areas across Malaysia. MEASAT-3d, launched on June 22, 2022, will provide C, Ku and Ka-band HTS capacity so…

Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales to Take 5G into Space

July 11, 2022 – Ericsson, Thales, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. are planning to take 5G out of this world and across a network of Earth-orbiting satellites. After having each conducted detailed research, which included multiple studies and simulations, the parties plan to enter smartphone-use-case-focused testing and validation of 5G non-terrestrial networks (5G NTN). The result…

Inmarsat and hiSky Announce Successful Test Completion for New Cost-effective, High-value IoT Service Offering

July 5, 2022 – hiSky Ltd has completed compatibility testing of its Smartellite™ terminals with the highly sophisticated, award-winning and high-speed Global Xpress (GX) network from Inmarsat. The move marks the first step in a long-term partnership between the two companies, utilising Inmarsat’s geostationary (GEO) Ka-band capabilities to provide a low-cost, high-value offering to hiSky’s…

Airbus to Provide 42 Satellite Platforms and Services to Northrop Grumman for the US Space Development Agency Program

July 5, 2022 – Airbus US Space & Defense, Inc., has been contracted to provide 42 satellite platforms as well as assembly, integration, and test (AIT), launch, and space vehicle commissioning support services to Northrop Grumman to satisfy the US Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer prototype constellation (T1TL) award. The Transport Layer…

July 2022

  • ST Engineering iDirect Streamlines Site Installation Process for Intelsat FlexEnterprise Customers
  • Hughes Successfully Tests 5G Satellite Backhaul, Verifies Interoperability
  • Viasat Receives Stockholder Approval for Proposed Acquisition of Inmarsat
  • GISTDA and Airbus to Cooperate Further on the Future Space Missions in Thailand

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OneWeb Granted Landing Rights License in Brazil

July 4, 2022 – OneWeb has received approval from Brazil’s telecommunications regulator for a satellite Landing Rights license in the country. Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) has granted a 15-year license for OneWeb’s cutting-edge satellite technology to address the connectivity needs of thousands of Brazilian and international businesses. This license will also enable OneWeb to…

Relativity Space and OneWeb Sign Multi-launch Agreement for Terran R

June 30, 2022 – Relativity Space has signed a multi-year, multi-launch Launch Services Agreement (LSA) with OneWeb. Under the agreement, Relativity will launch OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites on Terran R, the first fully reusable and entirely 3D printed rocket, starting in 2025. These launches will support OneWeb’s deployment of its Gen 2 satellite…

Thailand Marine Department to Deploy Several Thousand Globalstar SPOT Gen4 Satellite Trackers via Thaicom to Safeguard Island Visitors

June 30, 2022 – Globalstar announces that SPOT Gen4 satellite messengers will be deployed by Thailand Marine Department to provide safety and security for all travellers on and around the island of Phuket. Phuket and surrounding islands typically welcome 20,000 visitors daily. As part of a major government programme to revitalise tourism, it is envisaged…

SES’s C-band Satellite Successfully Launched Onboard SpaceX Rocket

June 29, 2022 – SES announced today that the SES-22 satellite was successfully launched into space onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States. The first of SES’s C-band satellites dedicated to freeing up the lower 300 MHz of C-band spectrum…

ST Engineering iDirect Streamlines Site Installation Process for Intelsat FlexEnterprise Customers

June 28, 2022 – ST Engineering iDirect has enabled a simplified site installation solution for Intelsat’s FlexEnterprise platform, reducing the amount of coordination required to quickly activate new sites. The Satmotion solution, developed by Integrasys, is now integrated into iDirect’s Velocity platform which underpins the global FlexEnterprise service fabric to enable even faster deployment of…

Intelsat Selects Versa for Global FlexEnterprise Managed SD-WAN Service

June 22, 2022 – Intelsat is strengthening its global FlexEnterprise offering with a fully managed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service based on Versa Networks’ leading Secure SD-WAN solution, a component of Versa SASE. FlexEnterprise connectivity-as-a-service leverages the world’s largest and most advanced integrated satellite fleet and ground infrastructure to enable service providers to extend…