Arianespace Launches EUTELSAT KONNECT and GSAT-30

January 16, 2020 – For its year-opening flight of 2020, Arianespace successfully placed two communications satellites into geostationary orbit: EUTELSAT KONNECT for the operator Eutelsat; and GSAT-30 for ISRO, the Indian space agency. The launch took place onboard Ariane 5, on January 16 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.…

OneWeb and SatixFy to Launch a Digital Technology Pathway Payload in 2021

January 13, 2020 – OneWeb and SatixFy UK announced plans to add a digital technology pathway payload that will include a full digital payload into OneWeb’s launch schedule during 2021. This new technology will pave the way for satellites with a higher level of flexibility to efficiently support peaks in demand without oversizing the constellation.…

Thales Alenia Space to build Amazonas Nexus for HISPASAT

January 10, 2020 – HISPASAT has awarded to Thales Alenia Space the construction of the Amazonas Nexus satellite, which will replace and expand the capacities of Amazonas 2 satellite, in orbit at 61º West. The new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) will enable HISPASAT to access new customers and markets, by delivering high capacity mobility services…

Speedcast and Blue Arcus to Power 4G LTE Infrastructure for Australia

January 8, 2020 – Speedcast has been awarded a US$3 million project to modernize the network infrastructure of Norfolk Island Telecom in Australia. Speedcast has partnered with Blue Arcus Technologies, a leading supplier of turnkey network solutions, to provide Norfolk Island Telecom with a cutting-edge 4G LTE mobile network, associated support systems, and PSTN soft-switch…

SpaceX Successfully Launches Third Batch of Starlink Satellites

January 7, 2020 – SpaceX successfully launched its third batch of 60 Starlink satellites – the second designated “production” hardware, after launching an initial group of 60 early in 2019 to test the technology. This group launched aboard a Falcon 9 with a first-stage booster that has already seen service in three previous missions, including…

Arianespace and ESA Announce the Euclid Satellite’s Launch Contract

January 7, 2020 – Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the signature of a launch services contract for the Euclid satellite – with the mission’s timeframe for liftoff starting in mid-2022 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Euclid is a medium-class astronomy and astrophysics space mission in ESA’s Cosmic…

January 2020

  • Successful Launch of JCSAT-18 Communications Satellite
  • Hughes to Power Community Wi-Fi Hotspots across the Philippines
  • Panasonic Avionics Teams up with Eutelsat to Deliver XTS In-flight Connectivity
  • Blue Origin’s 12th Mission Is A Success

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Successful Launch of JCSAT-18 Communications Satellite

December 17, 2019 – SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation announced the successful launch of the JCSAT-18 communications satellite. JCSAT-18 was launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon9 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA at 9:10 a.m. on December 17, 2019 Japan Standard Time (JST). The satellite…

Blue Origin’s 12th Mission Is A Success

December 12, 2019 – New Shepard had a wholly successful mission on December 11, 2019. This mission was another step towards verifying New Shepard for human spaceflight as we continue to mature the safety and reliability of the vehicle. This was the 6th flight for this particular New Shepard vehicle. Blue Origin has so far…

December 2019

  • KT SAT Conducts Satellite 5G Connection
  • Ariane’s 250th Mission is a Success: TIBA-1 and Inmarsat GX5 are in Orbit!
  • The Satellite Industry Welcomes WRC-19 Decisions
  • IPSTAR Launches Broadband Service with VSAT Technology from UHP Networks in New Zealand

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Panasonic Avionics Teams up with Eutelsat to Deliver XTS In-flight Connectivity

December 5, 2019 – Panasonic Avionics Corporation has signed a multi-year agreement for Ku-band capacity on two multi-beam payloads on the EUTELSAT 10B satellite, due to be launched in 2022. This contract with Eutelsat Communications will enable Panasonic to provide multiple gigahertz of new extreme throughput (XTS1) Ku-band connectivity to airlines and their passengers flying…

Hughes JUPITER System to Power Ground Network for SES-17 Satellite

December 4, 2019 – Hughes Network System announced that SES will employ the Hughes JUPITER System to enable services on its SES-17 satellite, which is being built by Thales Alenia Space and expected to launch in 2021. The agreement calls for Hughes to supply its next-generation ground network system, including data centers and hub equipment,…

Thales Alenia Space to Build Nilesat-301 Satellite

December 4, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a contract with the Egyptian operator Nilesat to build the Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite, winning the contract against an international field of competitors. Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will work with Nilesat-201 to provide Ku-band services for the Middle East and North Africa.…

Azercosmos and RSCC Sign Satellite Communications Cooperation Agreement

December 3, 2019 – RSCC and Azercosmos signed a cooperation agreement pertaining to satellite communications and broadcasting services in Baku, Azerbaijan. The agreement is aimed at joining the efforts and making arrangements for the collaboration of both Azerbaijani and Russian operators in the domain of creation and development of satellite communications and broadcasting networks for…