SES Secures Worldwide Satellite Distribution of BVN TV

April 7, 2020 – Public broadcaster BVN TV has signed a long-term worldwide distribution agreement with SES for the use of its satellite capacity and services. SES is delivering BVN TV via the company’s premium neighbourhood at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East across Europe and on the SES-5 satellite at 5 degrees East across Africa. In…

April 2020

  • DataMiner Increases Operational Agility at SES
  • Intelsat Selects SpaceX to Launch Intelsat 40e Satellite
  • Mitsubishi Electric Begins Developing the GOSAT-GW Satellite
  • Hughes and OneWeb Announce Global Distribution Partnership for LEO Satellite Service

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Hughes Awarded Follow-on Contract from NAVAIR to Enhance Airborne Communications

March 30, 2020 – Hughes Network Systems announced its selection by the U.S. Naval Air Systems (NAVAIR) to provide SATCOM systems integration for the U.S. Coast Guard on its HC-27J aircraft. Under the agreement, Hughes will integrate Beyond Line of Sight (BLoS) systems to strengthen the Coast Guard’s missions requiring airborne Communications-on-the-Move (COTM), including Intelligence,…

Mitsubishi Electric Begins Developing the GOSAT-GW Satellite

March 30, 2020 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has been designated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as the contractor of the Global Observing SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water cycle (GOSAT-GW), the third in the GOSAT series, and has already initiated development activities. GOSAT-GW will have two missions: greenhouse gases observation…

OneWeb Files for Chapter 11 Restructuring to Execute Sale Process

March 27, 2020 – OneWeb announced that the Company and certain of its controlled affiliates have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Company intends to use these proceedings to pursue a sale of its business in order…

NASA Awards Artemis Contract for Gateway Logistics Services

March 27, 2020 – NASA has selected SpaceX as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo, experiments and other supplies to the agency’s Gateway in lunar orbit. The award is a significant step forward for NASA’s Artemis program that will land the first woman and next man on…

Space X Launches 60 Starlink Satellites

March 18, 2020 – SpaceX launched its sixth Starlink mission. Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the Iridium-7 NEXT mission in July 2018, the SAOCOM 1A mission in October 2018, the Nusantara Satu mission in February 2019, and the…

Intelsat Selects SpaceX to Launch Intelsat 40e Satellite

March 17, 2020 – Intelsat has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for Intelsat 40e (IS-40e). The launch is planned for 2022 on SpaceX’s American-built Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Intelsat 40e is an advanced geostationary satellite that will provide Intelsat’s government and enterprise customers across North and Central America with high-throughput, “coast-to-coast” services. The satellite’s…

TheAngle and ABS Consolidate Their Relationship to Serve Customers in the MENA Region

March 10, 2020 – ABS and TheAngle, a satellite network services integrator, has announced they have extended their joint activities in the MENA region, serving customers across the ABS’ footprints at 75 degrees East. The collaboration focusses on providing energy, enterprise and government customers with bespoke, cost-effective communication solutions including ground segment facilities and flexible…

hiSky Partners with ST Engineering iDirect to Enable IoT Over Satellite

March 10, 2020 – hiSky aims to be the world’s leading provider of satellite-connected IoT services, bringing its innovative integrated terminal and cloud-based processing technology to the rapidly expanding satellite-based M2M/IoT communications market. The solution to be offered in conjunction with ST Engineering iDirect will enable their mature network of service-provider partners to leverage their…

Intellian Signs Production Contract to Build a Range of OneWeb User Terminals

March 9, 2020 – Intellian has signed a contract with OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere, to manufacture User Terminals for use on the OneWeb Network. OneWeb and Intellian announced their partnership to develop a wide range of User Terminal types for fixed enterprise and maritime markets…

Hughes and OneWeb Announce Global Distribution Partnership for LEO Satellite Service

March 9, 2020 – Hughes Network Systems and OneWeb announced that Hughes has become a worldwide distribution partner for OneWeb. OneWeb’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites will expand Hughes service offerings and ensure its customers can access low-latency, high-speed connectivity, wherever they are. Applications will include enterprise and government networking, cellular backhaul and…

ST Engineering iDirect Previews IoT Platform-as-a-Service Solution

March 6, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a company of ST Engineering North America, will preview a new, cost-effective IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution at the SATELLITE 2020 conference in Washington DC, March 9-12. The new solution will provide its service provider partners the ability to offer satellite-based connectivity for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT)…

March 2020

  • Kratos to Build Advanced Space Radio Monitoring System
  • Orange and SES Team up on O3b mPOWER Communications System
  • Intelsat Introduces “FlexMove” Managed Service
  • Maxar to Build Intelsat Epic Satellite with NASA Hosted Payload

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SES Announces Next Phase of Strategic Transformation

March 2, 2020 – SES is launching a comprehensive programme to position itself for future growth and deliver maximum value to current and future customers and stakeholders. The programme, called Simplify and Amplify and executed throughout 2020, comprises a series of strategic actions to enable SES to best deliver against its declared purpose of doing…

Thaicom 5 Satellite Ends Service

February 27, 2020 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the successful migration of its customers from the Thaicom 5 satellite to Thaicom 6 and other satellites. The Company has put in its best effort to resolving the technical anomaly in order to ensure the continuity of services to its customers. The migration and service restoration…