Kymeta and Comtech Announce Technology and Business Development Partnership

August 25, 2021 – Kymeta and Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced a technology and business development partnership. As a result, Kymeta has diversified its service offerings via network compatibility with Comtech’s UHP-200 Universal Satellite Router and the Kymeta™ u8 terminal, and Comtech has expanded distribution of its recently acquired UHP product line and strengthened its ability…

Maxar Awarded Contract to Build SXM-10 Satellite for SiriusXM

August 24, 2021 – Maxar Technologies has received an order to build another geostationary communications satellite for longtime customer SiriusXM, following the SXM-9 satellite order that was announced earlier this month. SXM-10, a high-powered digital audio radio satellite, will be built on Maxar’s proven 1300-class platform at the company’s manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California.…

OneWeb Announces LEO Flat-Panel Device for Terrestrial Broadband Service

August 23, 2021 – OneWeb unveils its newest and smallest user terminal to offer high-speed Internet connectivity to businesses, governments and communities across the globe and in remote locations. Developed in partnership with Intellian Technologies, Inc. and Collins Aerospace, the Compact-Electronically Steered Antenna OW1 user terminal, will play a key role in realising OneWeb’s vision…

OneWeb Confirms Another Successful Launch, Accelerating Business Momentum

August 22, 2021 – OneWeb confirmed the next successful launch of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch follows the successful completion of OneWeb’s ‘Five to 50’ mission and highlights the momentum of the business as it prepares to both introduce commercial service and focus on scaling to global service. This latest…

SES’s O3b mPOWER Tapped by Microsoft for Azure Network Cloud Services

August 18, 2021 – SES announced Microsoft as the first cloud provider customer for its next-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system – O3b mPOWER. Microsoft plans to leverage the MEO high-performance connectivity services to showcase its Azure Orbital solutions that integrate satellite connectivity with Azure services. Microsoft will use SES’s current MEO to provide connectivity…

South Korean Equity Partner Hanwha Joins OneWeb

August 12, 2021 – Hanwha has announced a USD $300m equity investment by Hanwha Systems (“Hanwha”) in OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company. Hanwha brings further defence capabilities and the latest antenna technologies to OneWeb, alongside relationships to new government customers and expanded geographical reach. This investment brings OneWeb’s total equity investment…

MEASAT to Retire MEASAT-3

August 6, 2021 – MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) will retire its MEASAT-3 satellite after an anomaly on 21 June 2021. The incident resulted in a complete outage of service and is still under investigation in partnership with our satellite provider Boeing Satellite Systems (“BSS”). Despite maintaining continuous telemetry and command control of MEASAT-3, further testing…

SES Networks Expands Partnership with Orange to Enhance Maritime Services

August 3, 2021 – Orange maritime customers will now be able to accelerate their digital transformation with higher-capacity satellite connectivity services provided jointly by SES Networks and Orange. With this innovative agreement, Orange will integrate its own global infrastructure with the global network coverage powered by SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform. Together it will enable…

SES Enters Multi-Transponder Agreement with NewSpace India Limited via SES-8

July 29, 2021 – ES announced today that it had entered into a multi-transponder agreement for its SES-8 satellite with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under Department of Space (DoS) based in Bengaluru, India. The nine-transponder capacity agreement on SES-8 at 95 degrees East will be used to support India’s…

Eutelsat ADVANCE, a New End-to-End Managed Connectivity service, Gains Early Traction in Maritime

July 29, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications today announced that the first agreements have been signed with maritime connectivity operators for Eutelsat ADVANCE, its new end-to-end managed connectivity solution. Several operators have selected Eutelsat ADVANCE to enhance their portfolios of connectivity services. Leveraging Eutelsat’s powerful Ku-band in-orbit resources, Eutelsat ADVANCE will be integrated into the offerings,…

Inmarsat Unveils ORCHESTRA Communications Network

July 29, 2021 – Inmarsat unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, their communications network of the future. In the largest ever transformation of its current world-class services, Inmarsat ORCHESTRA will bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution. Whether for a ship in a crowded…