Kratos to Acquire Satellite Antenna Manufacturer ASC Signal for $35 Million

June 16, 2020 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. will acquire CPI ASC Signal Division, Inc. (ASC) from Communications & Power Industries LLC(CPI) for $35 million in cash. ASC is a manufacturer of high-performance, highly engineered antenna systems for satellite communications, radar, electronic warfare (EW), and high-frequency (HF) applications. The transaction is expected to…

RCS and SES Networks Expand Partnership with SD-WAN Service

June 18, 2020 – RCS Communication, an ICT company in South Sudan, has adopted a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) built upon SES Networks’ SD-WAN service that will enable RCS to deliver an improved user experience while optimising resiliency and bandwidth usage, SES announced today. SES Networks’ SD-WAN service is the first of its kind…

Arianespace to Perform the Small Spacecraft Mission Service Proof of Concept Flight

June 12, 2020 – With this mission, designated Flight VV16, Arianespace underscores its comprehensive range of innovative and competitive services to address the nano- and micro-satellite market sub-segment, serving both institutional and commercial needs. The creation of such a new service using the company’s light-lift Vega led to the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) project.…

June 2020

  • Cignal TV Selects Hughes JUPITER System to Launch Satellite Internet Service in Philippines
  • Inmarsat and Cobham Launch New Solution Connecting Remote Workers
  • Thales Alenia Space Wins Two Contracts from ESA to Study EGNOS Upgrades
  • Airbus Wins ESA Contract to Construct Third European Service Module for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

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Inmarsat Launches Tailings Insight

June 2, 2020 – Inmarsat has launched Tailings Insight, a new Internet of Things (IoT) solution for monitoring mining tailings storage facilities (TSFs), which builds on and upgrades our award-winning Tailings Dam Monitoring Solution. Available in two new propositions: Tailings Insight – Cloud and Tailings Insight – Plus, the flexible solutions are designed to respond…

MEASAT Enhances its VSAT Service Management with DataMiner

June 2, 2020 – Skyline Communications has announced that MEASAT Satellite Systems (MEASAT), a Malaysian-based satellite operator, has recently deployed the award-winning DataMiner system. And that means another major project, considering MEASAT is a premium supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators. MEASAT provides their diverse customer…

SES Unveils First TV Market Reception Survey Results in the Philippines

May 27, 2020 – SES has revealed the results of its first-ever TV market reception survey in the Philippines. Out of the 3,000 residential households interviewed across the Philippines, SES unveiled that households who subscribed to satellite TV ranked highest in terms of satisfaction with their TV service. A large majority of satellite TV households…

Thales Alenia Space Wins Two Contracts from ESA to Study EGNOS Upgrades

May 18, 2020 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded two contracts to Thales Alenia Space concerning EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service). These contracts, fully financed under the European Commission H2020 programme, concern study phases on the system evolution. They will call on Thales Alenia Space’s expertise as program prime contractor for over…

The Global Satellite Industry and COVID19

While the COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed society and life as we knew it, the satellite industry ensured broad connectivity and service continuity for public and private users alike, connecting and empowering them to strengthen critical networks while also providing valuable insight into environmental, social and economic changes in society. Numerous examples in this article show how…

May 2020

  • SES Delivers over 8,300 TV Channels to 367 Million Homes Worldwide
  • NEC to Provide Vietnam with Earth Observation Satellite System
  • Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Mission Extension Vehicle
  • Airbus to Support France and India to Monitor Climate Change

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Eutelsat Selected by Telenor Maritime for Maritime Mobility Services

May 6, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year contract with Telenor Maritime to provide Ku coverage on a regional basis for sailing areas in Europe, Trans-Atlantic crossings, the Caribbean and South East Asia. Eutelsat will leverage several of its satellites in order to deliver targeted capacity with guaranteed levels of throughput to specific…

Airbus and Xenesis Sign Payload Contract for New Bartolomeo Platform on the ISS

May 5, 2020 – Airbus and Xenesis have signed a contract for a payload slot on the International Space Station (ISS) Bartolomeo platform for the demonstration of their Xen-Hub optical communication space terminal. The Xen-Hub is a greater than 10 gigabyte per second optical communications terminal. The terminal was enabled with a technology transfer from…

Inmarsat and Cobham Launch New Solution Connecting Remote Workers

May 5, 2020 – Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM have launched a comprehensive new Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) push-to-talk (PTT) solution to connect remote workers using vehicles across the globe. The solution provides real-time data transfer and PTT communications to enable remote utilities, mining, aid and NGO, agricultural work and more, as well as for…