June 2019

  • Inmarsat Orders 3 New GX Satellites from Airbus
  • China Develops New-Generation Rockets for Upcoming Missions
  • SpaceX Rocket Brings First Batch of 60 Internet Satellites into Space
  • Newtec Enables World’s First 5G Backhaul LEO Satellite Demonstration

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Speedcast Launches Cobham SAILOR 800 HP for Maritime and Offshore Customers

June 6, 2019 – Speedcast International Limited has successfully included the new, innovative Cobham 800 HP VSAT terminal as part of their Maritime and Offshore VSAT portfolio. To celebrate this exclusive new terminal launch, Speedcast is introducing a new Cobham dual system promotion for commercial maritime vessels, adventure cruise ships, and offshore supply vessels. Cobham’s…

Success of China’s First-ever Sea Launch Is Achieved by CZ-11 WEY

June 5, 2019 – CZ-11 Solid-fuel Space Launch Vehicle (CZ-11 WEY), jointly named by CASC and a corporate brand, sees its first sea launch on the Yellow Sea, successfully sending seven commercial satellites into a circular orbit of about 600 kilometers, including Bufeng No.1 A/B Satellite, China125 No. 1 A/B Satellite, Jilin No. 1 High-definition…

Inmarsat, MTI and RINA Join Shipping’s Autonomous Shipping Alliance

June 5, 2019 – Three of the leading influencers in the international maritime sector have joined One Sea, the industry alliance that brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology. Global satellite group Inmarsat and NYK Group research subsidiary MTI (Monohakobi Technology Institute) have joined One Sea as full members, while the Royal Institution of…

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…