SES’s O3b mPOWER System Starts Providing High-performance Connectivity Services

April 24, 2024 – SES announced today that O3b mPOWER, its second-generation software-enabled satellite system, is now operational and can provide high-performance connectivity services around the globe. With the first six O3b mPOWER satellites operating at medium Earth orbit (MEO) or 8,000km away from the Earth and with extensive ground infrastructure built around the world,…

uAvionix Partners with Viasat to Deliver Seamless Global Communication Service for Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles

April 23, 2024 – Viasat announced collaboration with uAvionix, a pioneer in the development of certified avionics for crewed and uncrewed aviation. uAvionix will join Viasat’s Velaris Partner Network. Following a strategic alliance agreement between the companies to develop products and services for the uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) market, uAvionix has begun integrating Viasat’s Velaris…

mu Space and RBC Signals Sign MOU for Satellite Ground Station Facilities Project

April 23, 2024 – mu Space and Advance Technology Co., Ltd (“mu Space”), a leading satellite technology company based in Thailand, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RBC Signals International Inc. (“RBC Signals”), an innovative provider of global satellite data communication products and solutions. The MOU, effective from March 1, 2024, is…

ST Engineering and EY Sign MOU in Space Technology and Geospatial Analytics for Sustainability Purposes

April 17, 2024 – ST Engineering’s earth observation and geospatial analysis business, ST Engineering Geo-Insights Pte. Ltd. (ST Engineering Geo-Insights), and EY Corporate Advisors Pte. Ltd. (EY) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in space technology and geospatial analytics, aimed at tackling pressing environmental challenges. Under the MOU, both parties will explore…

Kratos Demonstrates Fully Virtualized SATCOM Ground System for U.S. Army Futures Command over SES’s O3b MEO Constellation

April 17, 2024 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. and SES successfully executed a fully virtualized satellite communications (SATCOM) ground system demonstration for the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command, both announced today. Kratos and SES successfully showed a flexible network architecture facilitating simultaneous communication pathways for resilient SATCOM. This virtualized and containerized architecture…

Intelsat Signs Two Major Broadcast Managed Services Deals in Latin America

April 15, 2024 – Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of in-flight connectivity (IFC), has signed agreements with two of the biggest names in broadcasting in Latin America, MVS Television (Mexico) and Caracol Television (Colombia) to manage broadcast distribution services. Under the agreement with MVS…

Comtech Partners with Eutelsat OneWeb to Deliver LEO Connectivity Services to Antarctica

April 15, 2024 – Comtech, a global technology leader, in partnership with Eutelsat OneWeb, GEO-LEO connectivity provider in satellite communications, announces trial services to deliver Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity services to multiple regions of Antarctica. Launched in January 2024, the service provides connectivity to customers in Antarctica. Through this trial, Comtech’s market-leading ELEVATE…

Astroscale’s ADRAS-J Completes Successful Rendezvous and Initiates Proximity Approach

April 11, 2024 – Astroscale Japan Inc. (“Astroscale Japan”), a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, announced that its commercial debris inspection demonstration satellite, Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J), has achieved a major technical milestone: completion of the rendezvous phase of…

NASA, Japan Advance Space Cooperation, Sign Agreement for Lunar Rover

April 10, 2024 – NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Masahito Moriyama have signed an agreement to advance sustainable human exploration of the Moon. Japan will design, develop, and operate a pressurized rover for crewed and uncrewed exploration on the Moon. NASA will provide the launch…

Kacific and Microsoft Partner to Reach 10 Million People in the Asia Pacific with Internet Access Initiative

April 8, 2024 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group and Microsoft are collaborating to bring high-speed satellite internet access to 750 rural educational and healthcare institutions with a geographical coverage of 10 million across the Asia Pacific over the next two years using high-powered Ka-band beams from the Kacific1 satellite. The initiative will connect schools and…

Hughes Awarded Production Contract by GA-ASI to Connect Gray Eagle UAS with Next Gen Satellite Communications

April 8, 2024 – Hughes Network Systems announced its it has been awarded a production contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to produce a key component of the next-generation satellite communications (SATCOM) system for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle 25M Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Under the contract, Hughes will provide advanced, ruggedized HM400 modems,…

April 2024

  • Intelsat Advances Multi-Orbit Strategy with Expansion of Eutelsat Group LEO Agreement
  • RCSC Selects Hughes JUPITER System to Help Bridge the Digital Divide in Kazakhstan
  • Thaicom Strengthens its Fleet at 119.5 Degrees East with Thaicom-9, Provided by Astranis
  • Successful Launch of EUTELSAT 36D Satellite

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Euroconsult and Spacetec Partners Merge to Form Novaspace – the Global Leading Consulting Firm in the Space Sector

April 5, 2024 – Two prominent space consulting players, Euroconsult and SpaceTec Partners, are merging after three years of increasingly successful collaboration, to shape the future of the space sector with unparalleled expertise and strategic insights. This merger creates Novaspace, a powerhouse in professional services dedicated to the space industry. Euroconsult, with its 40-year legacy…

Kratos Demonstrates Fully Virtualized SATCOM over LEO for U.S. Army

April 4, 2024 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a technology company in the defense, national security and global markets, announced today that it successfully demonstrated a fully virtualized satellite communications (SATCOM) ground system using Kratos’ OpenSpace® Platform for the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T). With demonstration partners Telesat…

Hughes Enables Worldwide LEO Connectivity with Eutelsat OneWeb Approval of New ESA

April 2, 2024 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced the commercial availability of the Hughes HL1120W Terminal. This electronically steerable antenna-based (ESA) terminal has received Eutelsat OneWeb approval for operation in its low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network and this milestone enables Hughes to bring Eutelsat OneWeb’s enterprise-grade, low-latency, high-speed connectivity to customers across the…