India & UK Space Companies Sign Memorandum of Understanding

January 19, 2020 – In an official online ceremony this week, Methera Global Communications Ltd, the UK based MEO satellite constellation start-up, and Telecommunication Consultants India Ltd, a Government of India enterprise specialising in ground segment installation and integration exchanged their signed MOU. This strategic relationship ceremony was officiated and assisted by key representatives of…

Satellogic and SpaceX Announce Multiple Launch Agreement

January 19, 2021 – Satellogic today announced a Multiple Launch Services Agreement (MLA) with SpaceX. Through the agreement, SpaceX becomes Satellogic’s preferred vendor for rideshare missions. The first launch, scheduled for June 2021, will deliver Satellogic satellites to Low Earth Orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket. Today’s agreement with SpaceX will enable Satellogic to maintain…

OneWeb Secures Investment from Softbank and Hughes Network Systems

January, 15, 2021 – OneWeb, jointly owned by the UK Government and Bharti Global, has secured additional funding from SoftBank Group Corp. (“SoftBank”) and Hughes Network Systems LLC (“Hughes”), bringing OneWeb’s total funding to $1.4 billion. The capital raised to date positions the Company to be fully funded for its first-generation satellite fleet, totaling 648…

January 2021

  • AsiaSat Adds HERMES Live’s Streaming Service to its Media Solution Offerings
  • Viasat Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire RigNet
  • Hughes Selected by OneWeb for Ground System Development and Production
  • Eutelsat Entrusts Arianespace with the Launch of its Next-Generation EUTELSAT 10B Satellite

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Airbus Signs Multi-satellite Contract with Intelsat for OneSat Flexible Satellites

January 8, 2021 – Airbus has signed a contract with Intelsat to build two OneSat satellites operating in multiple frequency bands for Intelsat’s next-generation software-defined network. The contract was signed on 31 December 2020. The satellites will be based on Airbus’ OneSat product line, the latest generation of fully flexible, in orbit reconfigurable, Software Defined…

Delta Selects Viasat’s In-flight Connectivity

January 5, 2021 – Viasat today announced Delta Air Lines selected Viasat’s Ka-band satellite in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution for more than 300 mainline narrow-body aircraft, including both new delivery and retrofits on A321ceo, 737-900ER and select 757-200 aircraft. Delta expects to bring the Viasat technology onboard these aircraft starting summer 2021, with Delta having the…

AsiaSat Adds HERMES Live’s Streaming Service to its Media Solution Offerings

December 23, 2020 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited announced further expansion of its media solution offerings by partnering with HERMES Live to provide broadcast-grade live streaming service to its global customers. This streaming service will enable AsiaSat to provide complete solution that addresses customers’ increasing need for distributing content flexibly, cost effectively and for…

CGWIC Successfully Launches Four Satellites aboard Long March-8 Maiden

December 22, 2020 – Long March-8 (LM-8) launch vehicle made its debut from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, successfully sending five satellites into pre-determined orbit. China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC), provides the launch services for four satellites aboard including HiSea-1 ,Yuanguang Satellite, TQ-08, and SS-01A.…

Viasat Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire RigNet

December 21, 2020 – Viasat today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a leading provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications, in an all-stock transaction that values RigNet at an enterprise value of approximately $222 million based on Viasat’s share price as of the date of the agreement…

Hughes Selected by OneWeb for Ground System Development and Production

December 16, 2020 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC has been chosen by OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellite communications company, to develop and manufacture essential ground system technology for the new LEO constellation. In a three-year contract valued at approximately $250 million, Hughes will produce the gateway electronics for the OneWeb system as…

Intellian Poised to Deliver OneWeb User Terminals for 2021

December 14, 2020 – Intellian has announced that it will be starting production of a wide range of dedicated user terminals for the global low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications provider OneWeb, ready for delivery in 2021 and beyond. OneWeb is focused on scaling its satellite constellation to begin commercial services starting at the end of…

Speedcast Launches Next Generation IoT Platform

December 9, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited has launched a next generation Internet of Things (IoT) platform designed to simplify connectivity, provisioning, and device management through a single console. Designed for onshore and offshore customers, the next generation Speedcast IoT Center is deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to increase computing power and interoperability with…