December 2018

  • Inmarsat Enhances Cyber Security Offering for Maritime Industry
  • VT iDirect Joins ESA SATis5 Consortium
  • New SSC Ground Station Established in Thailand
  • Speedcast Aids Digital TV Switchover in Malaysia

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Arianespace Orbits GSAT-11 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for ISRO and KARI

December 5, 2018 – Arianespace has successfully orbited two satellites: GSAT-11 for ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute). The sixth Ariane 5 launch of the year took place on December 4 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. GSAT-11 is the 22nd satellite from…

SpaceX Launches Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express

December 3, 2018 – SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to a low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Carrying 64 payloads, this mission represented the largest single rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle to date. A series of six deployments occurred approximately 13 to…

Speedcast Launches Innovative Fleet Xpress Dual Antenna Solution

November 28, 2018 – Speedcast International Limited has successfully launched an innovative dual antenna solution for Fleet Xpress customers. The company also announced two unique promotions to celebrate this first-to-market launch of Fleet Xpress dual Ka-Band antenna systems onboard commercial maritime vessels, adventure cruise ships, and offshore supply vessels. With dual Ka-Band antennas installed onboard,…

Intellian’s Tri-band and Multi-orbit Antenna Endorsed by SES Networks

November 19, 2018 – Intellian, the world’s leading provider of satellite antenna systems, today announced that SES Networks has endorsed the world’s first and only tri-band, multi-orbit, 2.4-meter antenna, the v240MT, for use on its Ku, Ka and C-band satellites. Intellian’s 2.4m multi-band, Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) broadband antennas provide…

GHGSat Selects Arianespace to Launch GHGSat-C1 on Vega

November 15, 2018 – Arianespace has been selected by GHGSat Inc. to launch the GHGSat-C1 satellite on the Vega launch vehicle as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service flight in 2019. Montreal, Canada-based GHGSat is building the GHGSat-C1 spacecraft to measure greenhouse gases emissions from industrial facilities around the world. GHGSat-C1 is a follow-on…

Inmarsat Enhances Cyber Security Offering for Maritime Industry

November 15, 2018 – Inmarsat has introduced two new components to its maritime cyber security service, Fleet Secure, as it continues to develop solutions that combat ever-increasing cyber threats faced by ship owners and ship managers. Vessel operators will benefit from a powerful, multi-layered endpoint security solution, Fleet Secure Endpoint, which is based on industry…

Speedcast Expands Services around the Globe for Schlumberger

November 12, 2018 – Speedcast International Limited has been awarded multi-year contracts in multiple countries to enhance existing global services for Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services provider. The newest improvements include equipment and network upgrades leveraging the latest in modem and terminal technologies in countries such as Pakistan, China, Australia and New Zealand, adding…

Newtec to Power NIGCOMSAT’s Ka Broadband Services

November 12, 2018 – Newtec announced its technology will be used by leading satellite operator NIGCOMSAT as it expands its enterprise, government and consumer Ka-band broadband services in Nigeria. Following on from its continued success with Newtec’s VSAT platform Newtec Dialog®, NIGCOMSAT – which was founded in 2006 by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communication…

APSCC 2018 Satellite Conference & Exhibition: Final Report

21st Asia-Pacific Satellite Communication, Broadcasting and Space Conference & Exhibition 4 – 6 October 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia     SUMMARY Event: 21st Asia-Pacific Satellite Communication, Broadcasting and Space Conference & Exhibition APSCC 2018 Satellite Conference & Exhibition (APSCC 2018) Date: October 4 – 6, 2018 Venue: Shangri-La hotel Jakarta Theme: #SATECHconnect   The 21st Asia-Pacific…

Arianespace Orbits Metop-C for EUMETSAT

November 6, 2018 – Arianespace has successfully launched the Metop-C satellite for EUMETSAT, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. Arianespace’s eighth launch of the year, and the second using a Soyuz rocket, took place on November 6 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. With the launch of this…

November 2018

  • Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat Establish the C-Band Alliance
  • Kratos to Build Multi-site Ka-band Gateways for SKY Perfect JSAT’s New HTS Network
  • Viasat, SpaceX Enter Contract for a Future ViaSat-3 Satellite Launch
  • Telstar 18 VANTAGE Satellite Now Operational over Asia Pacific

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Hughes India Selected to Enable Retail Automation in India

November 1, 2018 – Hughes Communications India announced that India’s leading state-owned oil companies have selected its JUPITER satellite broadband system to automate retail networking nationwide. Under separate contracts, Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) will each use the JUPITER system to upgrade network connectivity across…