Eutelsat Raises its Shareholding in OneWeb

October 6, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications has exercised a call option on a portion of the latest OneWeb funding round subscribed by Bharti, for a consideration of $165 million, taking its shareholding from 17.6% to 22.9%. The transaction was undertaken on identical financial terms to Eutelsat’s initial investment of $550 million announced in April and…

Sirius TV Partners with SES to Broadcast TV Channels across Malaysia

October 5, 2021 – Sirius TV, a brand of Smart Digital International Sdn Bhd – the 2nd DTH (direct-to-home) operator in Malaysia – has signed a multi-year contract with SES, the leading global content connectivity solutions provider, to deliver a new bouquet of satellite TV channels across Malaysia. The Sirius Basic subscription package launched last…

Arianespace to Launch GSAT-24 Satellite for NSIL with Ariane 5

October 5, 2021 – On September 28, 2021, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) entrusted Arianespace with the launch of its GSAT-24 telecommunications satellite. GSAT-24 is scheduled for launch in the 1st quarter of 2022, from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on one of the seven Ariane 5 missions remaining to be…

Hughes and SES Demonstrate Multi-Orbit SATCOM for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

September 22, 2021 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced the successful first demonstration of a new multi-orbit satellite communications (SATCOM) capability for remotely piloted aircraft. Conducted for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the demonstration paired Hughes HM series software-defined modems and Resource Management System (RMS) with SES’s satellites that operate in geosynchronous (GEO) and…

Kymeta Announces Patent for Multi-beam Capabilities Enabling Simultaneous Multi-orbit Connectivity

September 22, 2021 – Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded Kymeta Corporation a US Patent for its multi-beam antenna configuration, enabling redundant, simultaneous, multi-orbit satellite connectivity. Kymeta’s innovative patented technology can generate two beams simultaneously with a single antenna panel, enabling the tracking…

Express-AM5 Satellite Will Warn about Seismic Activity

September 20, 2021 – Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and an international service provider Hunter Communications have put in place communication channels to monitor the earth’s seismic activity. High-precision seismometers are installed in a number of regions of Yakutia, transmitting data via the Express-AM5 communications and broadcasting satellite located in geostationary orbit at 140° E.…

SES Sees Uptake in Cloud-Enabled Media Playout Service Worldwide

September 15, 2021 – An increasing number of broadcasters and channel operators worldwide are adopting SES’s Cloud Playout service to better manage their linear TV channels and content assets flexibly and cost-effectively, announced SES today. This recent shift to cloud-based services means that SES now has more than 60 TV channels from Africa, Europe and…

Yahsat Selects SpaceX to Launch Thuraya 4-NGS Satellite

September 9, 2021 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company has selected SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch Thuraya 4-NGS, the Group’s advanced satellite, which employs the latest satellite communications technologies, to expand Thuraya’s coverage across Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Thuraya 4-NGS is expected to spur Yahsat’s growth across new and existing product…

Hughes JUPITER System Selected by DTP to Connect Citizens in Papua and Indonesia with Satellite Broadband

September 8, 2021 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced that Indonesian Internet Service Provider PT. Dwi Tunggal Putra (DTP) has selected its JUPITER™ System platform to deploy satellite connectivity across 1,400 rural locations. DTP joins more than half a dozen other operators that have implemented the Hughes JUPITER platform across thousands of cellular backhaul and…

Kymeta and OneWeb Successfully Tests LEO-GEO Capable Land and Maritime Flat Panel User Terminal

September 7, 2021 – Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, and OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, announced today the successful testing of the Kymeta u8 based LEO terminal with OneWeb’s LEO satellite constellation. Kymeta and OneWeb performed a series of LEO satellite acquisition, tracking and throughput measurements in Toulouse, France.…

Yahsat Selects GMV to Provide Spacecraft Control Systems for Upcoming Thuraya 4-NGS Satellite

September 2, 2021 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company has selected the Spanish group, GMV, to supply the Spacecraft Control & Flight Dynamics Systems for Thuraya 4-NGS, a next-generation L-band mobile communications satellite system scheduled to begin operations in 2024. Through this new partnership, GMV’s best-in-class solutions will provide Yahsat’s Thuraya 4-NGS with an advanced,…

OneWeb Signs a Mission Critical Launch Insurance Agreement through Marsh

September 2, 2021 – OneWeb, has signed an insurance agreement for an aggregate insured value of more than $1 billion through Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. Marsh arranged a multi-launch insurance programme covering physical loss or damage to the remaining GEN 1 satellites and launch vehicles with a global panel of…

ThinKom Satellite Antennas Qualified for Operation on Intelsat Flex Networks

August 31, 2021 – ThinKom Solutions today announced that its land-mobile ThinSat 300® phased-array antenna has been qualified for use on Intelsat’s FlexMove for Government satellite network. The qualification was awarded following an extensive battery of over-the-air tests conducted at Intelsat’s Mountainside Teleport in Maryland with Intelsat General. As a result, the ThinSat 300 is…

Arabsat Chooses AXESS for Delivering C-Band Services on Arabsat 5A Appendix 30B

August 31, 2021 – AXESS Networks has been chosen by ARAB Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) to provide connectivity and teleport services on Appendix 30B C-Band space segment on-board its ARABSAT-5A Satellite at an orbital location of 30.5°E with coverage footprint across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. AXESS global infrastructure is recognized by the WTA (World…

Panasonic Avionics Unveils Performance Data from Commercial Flight Using its XTSM Service on APSTAR 6D

August 26, 2021 – Panasonic Avionics Corporation, China Eastern Airlines, APT Mobile SatCom Limited and China Telecom Satellite Communications (“CTSat”) today achieved a new performance milestone for in-flight connectivity service over China, using Panasonic Avionics’ new Extreme Throughput Satellite (XTS) service on the APSTAR 6D communications satellite. On a recent China Eastern Airlines’ flight MU5105,…