NASA, SpaceX Launch First Flight Test of Space System Designed for Crew

March 4, 2019 – For the first time, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from American soil, has arrived at the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 2:49 a.m. EST Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space…

Himalaya HD Bolsters MEASAT’s HD Video Neighbourhood

March 4, 2019 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT) announced the launch of Himalaya TV HD (“HTV”) for distribution across Nepal and Asia Pacific via the MEASAT-3 satellite. HTV, founded in 2010 is a Kathmandu-based private television company of Nepal. HTV produces news and entertainment programs that raises awareness of human issues and embraces…

Arianespace Launches the First of 21 Launches for OneWeb Constellation

February 27, 2019 – Arianespace’s second launch of the year took place on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:37 p.m., (Kourou time) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana (South America). By operating this maiden flight, the first of 21 launches contracted by OneWeb in 2015, Arianespace contributes to the fulfilment of…

OneWeb Announces First Two Client Agreements

February 27, 2019 – OneWeb, the global satellite-powered communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone, everywhere, announces that it has secured its first customer contracts to deliver its high speed, low latency, global communications services. OneWeb has signed an agreement to provide Talia Limited, the market-leading teleport, satellite and network operator, with…

SES-12 Goes Operational to Serve Asia-Pacific and the Middle East

February 26, 2019 – SES announced that its newest satellite, SES-12, is now ready to serve its video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The powerful satellite, which is designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East. SES-12 is the latest…

Intelsat Introduces Mobile Reach Manage

February 25, 2019 – Intelsat has introduced Mobile Reach Manage, a new end-to-end managed service that enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to quickly and cost effectively deploy their 2G/3G/4G network infrastructure into areas once considered unreachable. In the past, many MNOs faced business and geographic challenges when looking to expand coverage across hundreds of sites…

SpaceX Launches Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite

February 22, 2019 – SpaceX’s second mission of the year has launched the Nusantara Satu, also known as PSN 6, satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. Along with the primary payload were two secondary payloads organised by rideshare service provider Spaceflight, including the Beresheet lunar lander from Israeli non-profit firm SpaceIL. The mission, powered by a…

Comtech EF Data Awarded $1.7 Million RF Equipment Order

February 20, 2019 – Comtech EF Data Corp. has been awarded a $1.7 million RF equipment order from a leading satellite antenna manufacturer. The satellite antenna manufacturer, which provides full motion antenna solutions for marine and other mobility applications, will continue to team Comtech EF Data products with its innovative, full-motion antenna products to provide…

CETel Secures Capacity on SES-12

February 20, 2019 – CETel, a leading German service provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, signed a substantial lease contract for satellite capacity with its strategic partner SES Networks. The capacity is secured on the recently launched satellite SES-12, which is one of the largest geostationary satellites that SES has ever procured. The satellite…

US Air Force Awards Launch Service Contracts

February 19, 2019 – The United States Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has been awarded a $297 million firm-fixed-price contract, for launch services to deliver AFSPC-44, NROL-85, and NROL-87…

Satcom Global Upgrades Aura VSAT to iDirect Velocity Platform

February 18, 2019 – Satcom Global announced the successful migration of its Aura VSAT network to the iDirect Velocity platform, enabling customers of the high-speed Ku-band service to benefit from higher capacity per vessel, improved satellite network management, as well as the ability to fully capitalize on the coverage and additional capacity of primary network…

Comtech EF Data Receives Delivery Order for Satellite Earth Station Equipment

February 14, 2019 – Comtech EF Data Corp. received a delivery order in support of the recently awarded contract from the US Naval Warfare Systems Command. This latest delivery order, against the $59.0 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”) contract, is for $1.8 million. The delivery order specified Comtech EF Data’s SLM-5650B Satellite Modems and firmware…

Arianespace to Launch Satellite Deployment Solution from Open Cosmos

February 12, 2019 – Arianespace and Open Cosmos, a company providing turnkey space missions, announced that they have signed a contract for the launch of an innovative CubeSat deployment solution. Launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana using a Soyuz rocket, the CubeSat deployment platform is a key to the commercial offering from…

February 2019

  • Thaicom Signs Long-term Contract with TrueVisions
  • Newtec Boosts Affordable Broadband across Asia-Pacific on Kacific1
  • STCS Launches First iDirect DVB-S2X Network in Middle East
  • New Shepard Successfully Flies 8 NASA Research & Technology Payloads to Space

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Newtec Partners with Paradigm to Host New High-Throughput Modem Board

February 6, 2019 – Newtec has partnered with satellite communications solution provider Paradigm, which has become the first company to host its Newtec Dialog® SMB3310 high-throughput modem board. The two-way, high-throughput SMB3310 satellite modem board is now successfully embedded into Paradigm’s field-proven Paradigm Interface Module (PIM) terminal controller, which provides a common terminal interface for…