SES Announces NHK WORLD-JAPAN Joins Growing TV Channels on Ethiosat

February 26, 2020 – SES announced that NHK WORLD-JAPAN has launched on the Ethiosat TV platform, bringing the total channel count of the bouquet to 43. NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the international broadcast service of Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, provides the latest news, NHK NEWSLINE along with technology, lifestyle and entertainment programs such as great gear, Dining…

Arianespace Orbits JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B

February 18, 2020 – Arianespace successfully launched two satellites using an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America): JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). JCSAT-17, built by Lockheed Martin Space, will offer flexible broadband…

Intersputnik’s Business Development Program Underway in Mongolia

February 17, 2020 – In January 2020 Intersputnik transferred to Mongolian operator Isatcom LLC an interest-free loan in the amount of USD 300,000 for the purchase of hub station and user terminal equipment to be used to upgrade and expand Isatcom’s VSAT network in the territory of Mongolia. Made available under a program for the…

KT SAT Names Kyung Min Song as new CEO

February 7, 2020 – KT SAT, KT Group’s satellite communication company, announced that it has appointed Kyung Min Song as its new CEO. Song graduated from Seoul National University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and completed his master’s degree at Seoul National University Business School before joining KT in 1992 and serving as the head of…

ST Engineering Launches GEOEARTH

February 6, 2020 – ST Engineering announced the launch of GEOEARTH, a cloud-based geospatial analytics platform that provides one-stop and immediate access to satellite imagery data and analytics tools that will help businesses to derive new insights as well as to accelerate decision making. Moving away from traditional standalone systems that are costly, time consuming…

Airbus Unveils New Portfolio of Earth Observation Satellites

February 6, 2020 – Airbus has redefined its portfolio of turnkey Earth observation systems, specifically designed for the international market. Responding to current market trends, the company now offers a portfolio of end-to-end systems that complies with the increasing variety of user requirements and business models of its customers. This new portfolio encompasses off-the-shelf products…

February 2020

  • Comtech Telecommunications to Acquire Gilat Satellite Networks
  • Entry into Commercial Service of EUTELSAT 7C
  • SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft
  • Thales Alenia Space to Build Amazonas Nexus for HISPASAT

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PJ Beylier Resigns as CEO of SpeedCast

February 3, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited advises that the Board has accepted the resignation of PJ Beylier as CEO, effective from 1 February 2020. While the preliminary view of the FY19 result is a little greater than 10% below the Company’s previous guidance, that result includes a number of items (such as procurement savings…

Maxar Technologies to Build Next-generation Intelsat Epic Satellite

February 3, 2020 – Intelsat has selected Maxar Technologies to manufacture Intelsat 40e, a next-generation geostationary communications satellite scheduled to launch in 2022. Maxar will integrate NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) payload with the Intelsat 40e satellite. Based on Maxar’s proven 1300-class satellite platform and Intelsat Epic, Intelsat 40e will provide Intelsat customers…

Inmarsat and ITC Global to Expand Connectivity for Energy, Maritime and Yachting Customers

January 29, 2020 – Inmarsat and ITC Global have announced a five-year strategic collaboration. The partnership enables the organizations to combine their highly complementary, market-leading services to offer broadband connectivity, paired with high-value connectivity solutions to customers in the maritime, yachting and offshore energy sectors. ITC Global will offer Inmarsat’s market-leading Fleet Xpress service, incorporating…

Comtech Telecommunications to Acquire Gilat Satellite Networks

January 29, 2020 – Comtech Telecommunications and Gilat Satellite Networks jointly announced that Comtech has agreed to acquire Gilat in a cash and stock transaction for $10.25 per Gilat ordinary share of which 70% will be paid in cash and 30% in Comtech common stock, resulting in an enterprise value of approximately $532.5 million. Founded…

Entry into Commercial Service of EUTELSAT 7C

January 27, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications’ EUTELSAT 7C satellite has entered full commercial service and is ready to support broadcast customers across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey. transponders. Successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on 20 June 2019, the satellite is co-located with EUTELSAT 7B at 7° East, increasing capacity at this dynamic…

Thaicom Migrates Thaicom 5 Satellite Customers

January 17, 2020 – Thaicom Public Company Limited would like to update progress on the incident regarding a technical anomaly on the Thaicom 5 satellite resulting in technical limitations to monitoring the status of the satellite, as reported earlier by the company. Thaicom together with the satellite’s manufacturer and a team of specialists have performed…