SatADSL, APT Satellite and iSAT Partner to Provide Connectivity in Africa

September 6, 2018 – A new partnership between professional VSAT services provider SatADSL, iSAT Africa, and APT Satellite will see affordable broadband via satellite offered across Africa. Under the agreement, SatADSL will provide its innovative Cloud-based Service Delivery Platform (C-SDP). This will enable iSAT to offer a suite of new services, including voucher services, VNOFlex…

Inmarsat Unveils Major New IoT Service for the Shipping Industry

September 5, 2018 – Inmarsat unveils Fleet Data, a new Internet of Things (IoT) service, which will enable ship owners and managers to access and analyse real-time onboard data more efficiently, and as a result will help accelerate the adoption of IoT across the maritime industry. Developed in partnership with Danelec Marine, Fleet Data will…

September 2018

  • Inmarsat Awards Contract for GX-5 Ground Infrastructure to VT iDirect
  • Speedcast Announces Acquisition of Globecomm
  • SpaceX Launched SSL-built Merah Putih Satellite for PT Telkom
  • ISS-Reshetnev Company to Build Two Satellites for RSCC

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Intellian Launches New 85cm Ku to Ka band Convertible Maritime VSAT Antenna

September 3, 2018 – Intellian, the world’s leading provider of satellite communication antenna systems, is launching its new 85cm Ku to Ka band convertible maritime VSAT antenna, the Intellian v85NX, the first to be developed based on the high-performance more reliable NX platform. The v85NX is a future-proof system that supports GEO constellations as well…

Telesat’s Telstar 19 VANTAGE Satellite Now Operational

August 27, 2018 – Telesat announced that its new Telstar 19 VANTAGE high throughput satellite (HTS) is fully operational at 63 degrees West and has entered commercial service. Telstar 19 VANTAGE was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on July 22nd and will serve growing consumer, enterprise and mobility markets across the Americas and…

Chinese Private Space Company to Launch First Carrier Rocket

August 23, 2018 – China will launch its first solid-propellant carrier rocket developed by a Chinese private company late this year. The ZQ-1 rocket was developed by Landspace, a Beijing-based rocket-maker. Its technicians are former state-owned aerospace industry workers. Carrying a small satellite, the rocket will be launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in…

Kacific Appoints Brandon Seir to Head Broadband Marketing of Products

August 23, 2018 – Kacific Broadband Satellites has appointed Brandon Seir as Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Asia & International Carriers. He is a marketing, sales and strategic planning specialist with over a decade of experience working in leading international telecommunications, internet service providers and digital technology companies. He spent 11 years over two…

ISS-Reshetnev Company to Build Two Satellites for RSCC

August 16, 2018 – ISS-Reshetnev Company has won a contract to build two new telecommunications satellites Express-AMU3 and Express-AMU7. Contracts for the manufacture of Express-AMU3 and Express-AMU7 have already come into effect. The new satellites are intended to augment Russia’s national orbital constellation of communications and broadcasting satellites. The contracts signed by ISS-Reshetnev Company, RSCC…

AsiaSat Distributes Live Coverage of 2018 Asian Games

August 15, 2018 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited supports live coverage of the 2018 Asian Games with AsiaSat 5. The 18th Asian Games, co-hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang of Indonesia, includes 40 sports, to be contested by over 11,000 athletes from 45 participating countries and regions. Live HD coverage of the…

Inmarsat Awards Contract for GX-5 Ground Infrastructure to VT iDirect

August 14, 2018 – VT iDirect announced that Inmarsat has awarded the ground infrastructure contract for Inmarsat’s fifth Global Xpress (GX-5) high-speed, broadband communications satellite to VT iDirect. VT iDirect’s Velocity platform and iQ Series remotes support Inmarsat in delivering the high-speed broadband capabilities of GX-5 at a very low cost per bit. Inmarsat terminals…

Arianespace to Launch Spire Small Satellites on Vega SSMS POC Flight

August 8, 2018 – The multi-launch contract with Spire, a company providing weather, maritime, and aviation data to public and private customers, will cover a significant number of CubeSats to be launched on Vega as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service Proof Of Concept (POC) flight in 2019, as well as options on subsequent…

APSTAR-6C Completed In-Orbit Delivery Successfully

August 8, 2018 – APSTAR-6C satellite was launched on May 4, 2018 by the Long March 3B launch vehicle from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan, China. The satellite conducted LEOP operations, including five apogee firings and perigee engine firings, and positioned at the designated orbit slot for in-orbit test while APT Satellite control…

SpaceX Successfully Launched SSL-built Merah Putih Satellite for PT Telkom

August 7, 2018 – Falcon 9 successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida carrying the Merah Putih mission for PT Telkom Indonesia. The satellite is part of the critical telecommunications backbone connecting thousands of islands in Indonesia, other parts of Southeast Asia, and it expands service…

August 2018

  • Eutelsat Partners with Intelsat and SES in U.S. C-band Spectrum Proposal
  • Bangladesh Opens Satellite Ground Stations
  • mu Space Makes History for Asia with Successful Blue Origin Flight
  • Arianespace Orbits Four More Galileo Satellites

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Yahsat Completes Acquisition of Thuraya

August 5, 2018 – Yahsat completed the acquisition of a majority and controlling stake in the mobile satellite services operator Thuraya. The acquisition of the UAE’s first home grown satellite operator, Thuraya, is set to significantly expand Yahsat’s current satellite solutions portfolio on both commercial and government fronts and creates a strong platform to capture…