South Korean Equity Partner Hanwha Joins OneWeb

August 12, 2021 – Hanwha has announced a USD $300m equity investment by Hanwha Systems (“Hanwha”) in OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company. Hanwha brings further defence capabilities and the latest antenna technologies to OneWeb, alongside relationships to new government customers and expanded geographical reach. This investment brings OneWeb’s total equity investment…

August 2021

  • Double Success for Ariane 5: Satellites Star One D2 and EUTELSAT QUANTUM Placed in Orbit
  • Eutelsat ADVANCE, a New End-to-End Managed Connectivity service, Gains Early Traction in Maritime
  • Inmarsat Unveils ORCHESTRA Communications Network
  • KT SAT Selects DataMiner as Strategic Choice for Kumsan Operations

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MEASAT to Retire MEASAT-3

August 6, 2021 – MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) will retire its MEASAT-3 satellite after an anomaly on 21 June 2021. The incident resulted in a complete outage of service and is still under investigation in partnership with our satellite provider Boeing Satellite Systems (“BSS”). Despite maintaining continuous telemetry and command control of MEASAT-3, further testing…

SES Networks Expands Partnership with Orange to Enhance Maritime Services

August 3, 2021 – Orange maritime customers will now be able to accelerate their digital transformation with higher-capacity satellite connectivity services provided jointly by SES Networks and Orange. With this innovative agreement, Orange will integrate its own global infrastructure with the global network coverage powered by SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform. Together it will enable…

SES Enters Multi-Transponder Agreement with NewSpace India Limited via SES-8

July 29, 2021 – ES announced today that it had entered into a multi-transponder agreement for its SES-8 satellite with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under Department of Space (DoS) based in Bengaluru, India. The nine-transponder capacity agreement on SES-8 at 95 degrees East will be used to support India’s…

Eutelsat ADVANCE, a New End-to-End Managed Connectivity service, Gains Early Traction in Maritime

July 29, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications today announced that the first agreements have been signed with maritime connectivity operators for Eutelsat ADVANCE, its new end-to-end managed connectivity solution. Several operators have selected Eutelsat ADVANCE to enhance their portfolios of connectivity services. Leveraging Eutelsat’s powerful Ku-band in-orbit resources, Eutelsat ADVANCE will be integrated into the offerings,…

Inmarsat Unveils ORCHESTRA Communications Network

July 29, 2021 – Inmarsat unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, their communications network of the future. In the largest ever transformation of its current world-class services, Inmarsat ORCHESTRA will bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution. Whether for a ship in a crowded…

Intelsat 2Ku Now Available as a Linefit Option on Airbus A320-Family Aircraft

July 22, 2021 – Intelsat (formerly Gogo Commercial Aviation) today announced that the first factory-installed Intelsat 2Ku system has been delivered on an A321neo aircraft. The 2Ku system was installed by Airbus at its factory in Hamburg, Germany as part of its High Bandwidth Connectivity Service (HBCS) and delivered to Cathay Pacific. The Intelsat 2Ku…

Comtech EF Data Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for WAN Optimization Equipment

July 21, 2021 – Comtech Telecommunications Corp., a world leader in next-generation 911 emergency systems and secure wireless communications technologies, announced today, that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, its subsidiary Comtech EF Data Corp., a leading provider of satellite communications equipment (together Comtech), was awarded a multi-million dollar order for WAN optimization equipment…

MEASAT-3 Satellite Update Affirms Resiliency of MEASAT Fleet

July 21, 2021 – MEASAT Global Berhad announced today that while MEASAT has maintained continuous telemetry and command control of the MEASAT-3 satellite since the previously reported anomaly on 21 June 2021, an in-depth investigation is still being conducted with Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS) to determine the root cause of the anomaly. To date, almost…

KT SAT Selects DataMiner as Strategic Choice for Kumsan Operations

July 19, 2021 – KT SAT, Korea’s leading satellite communication operator, offering services to global customers and partners, has chosen DataMiner as the future-proof end-to-end multi-vendor management system to upgrade their teleport station operation. KT SAT made this strategic decision in order to support their transition towards new technologies while integrating their legacy infrastructure connected…