Thales Alenia Space to Build Copernicus CIMR Satellites

November 13, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space has signed a 93 Meuro, first tranche of the 495 Meuro global contract, with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) environmental monitoring satellites. The CIMR mission is part of the expansion of the Copernicus Space Component programme of the European Space…

SES and Gilat Expand Partnership with Follow-on Order for High-Speed Modems

November 9, 2020 – SES and Gilat are expanding their partnership with a multi-million-dollar follow-on order for high-speed modems. Gilat’s modems will deliver multi Gbps throughput, targeting high-end services over SES’s O3b and O3b mPOWER MEO constellations. Gilat’s high-throughput modems will support SES in delivering fiber-equivalent services for government and high-end enterprise solutions. “Gilat highly…

ST Engineering and Polyverse Join Forces on Leading Cybersecurity for Mission-Critical Platforms

November 5, 2020 – ST Engineering and cybersecurity solutions provider Polyverse Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to provide leading-edge, secure operating systems solutions for critical platforms, a game changer in the evolving cloud and Internet of Things (IoT)/edge computing landscape in the Asia-Pacific region. With an increasing proliferation of cyberattacks that undermine the security…

Eutelsat Successfully Launches Sat.tv

November 3, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications has successfully launched Sat.tv, its enhanced Electronic Program Guide for Free-to-Air channels. The service is already operating at the 7/8° West position, serving over 56 million Arabic-speaking homes across the Middle East and North Africa and is being progressively deployed at other Eutelsat video neighborhoods. Sat.tv gives TV audiences…

ST Engineering iDirect Provides High-performance Ground System for SES O3b mPOWER

November 3, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a global leader in satellite communications, has announced that it will provide its high-performance ground infrastructure for O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system. Pairing ST Engineering iDirect’s breakthrough ground technology with spacecraft innovations, O3b mPOWER will enable a flexible, low-latency, high-speed, fiber-like experience for…

Speedcast Completes Sale of Speedcast Managed Assets to NBN

November 2, 2020 – Following a two-year partnership, which has delivered NBN Co’s Business Satellite Services to businesses across Australia, Speedcast International Limited has announced it has sold selected functions of its wholly-owned subsidiary and dedicated entity, Speedcast Managed Services, to Australian government-owned infrastructure provider, NBN Co. Speedcast Managed Services helped build and operate the…

Comtech EF Data Receives $1.5 Million Satellite Modem Order

October 22, 2020 – Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a $1.5 million order for Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) satellite modems from a Tier 1 defense contractor. The satellite modems will be utilized by a defense entity to upgrade and expand its existing network that included the…

Inmarsat and Hughes Bring Inflight Connectivity to North America

October 20, 2020 – A major strategic collaboration with Inmarsat and Hughes Network Systems, LLC marks an important new step change for North American commercial airlines and their passengers. GX+ North America is a transformational aviation connectivity solution has been specifically designed for North American commercial airlines and is available today. It seamlessly integrates the…

Kratos Introduces OpenSpace™ Platform Supporting Dynamic, Software-Defined Satellite Ground Systems

October 20, 2020 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced today the release of OpenSpace™, a software platform and family of virtual products that enable satellite operators, Ground-as-a-Service (GSaaS) providers and others in the space services supply chain to create fully software-defined, dynamic ground systems. OpenSpace is a leap forward in ground network technologies…

The Ariane 6 Engines Are Now Ready

October 15, 2020 – With the successful final qualification of the P120C at the European Spaceport (CSG) in Kourou on October 7, the qualification models of three engines for Ariane 6 have now all been tested successfully. The solid-propellant P120C rocket will equip Ariane 62 (Ariane 6 in its configuration with two strap-on boosters) and…

Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD Selected by Kabelio for New Swiss HD Platform

October 15, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video neighborhood has been selected by Switzerland’s Kabelio AG for the launch of a new Swiss direct to home HD platform. This multi-year contract will enable Kabelio to leverage the unparalleled reach of Eutelsat’s premier hotspot to launch a service targeting Swiss audiences both at home and throughout…

Thales Alenia Space on its Way to Reach the Moon

October 14, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space will develop two key modules for the upcoming Lunar Orbital Platform–Gateway (LOP-G): I-HAB (International Habitat) and the ESPRIT communications and refueling module. These two modules are the European contribution for this Gateway. The first tranche of I-HAB contract, (worth 36 million euros, the global amount being 327 million…