APSCC Welcomes AWS as New Member

28 June 2021, Seoul, Korea – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) announced that global giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the trade group, augmenting its already-broad reach in the space and satellite industry across the Asia Pacific region. “APSCC is proud to welcome AWS as our newest member, and we are grateful for…

Eutelsat Launches Eutelsat ADVANCE for End-to-End Managed Connectivity Services

June 24, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications has launched Eutelsat ADVANCE, a global network solution for unlimited reach in a world where increasing digitalisation is having a massive impact on connectivity requirements for businesses. Eutelsat ADVANCE is an end-to-end managed connectivity service, including network interconnection, a management portal and APIs for service providers and their clients,…

HIGH VIEW Renews Contract with SES

June 24, 2021 – HIGH VIEW has extended its partnership with SES in a new multi-year contract and secured long-term satellite capacity. Its DELUXE MUSIC channel will continue broadcasting on SES’s satellites in SD and HD quality at its prime TV neighbourhood at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East. Reaching up to four million viewers a day,…

SES Expands Cloud Leadership as Amazon Web Services Direct Connect Partner

June 17, 2021 – SES has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Delivery Partner program. Through a technical and business review process, AWS validated SES’s ability to connect its customers directly to their AWS services over its network of multi-orbit satellites. This provides SES customers flexible, secure, reliable access to their cloud-based applications…

Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio Win Contract for SICRAL 3

June 16, 2021 – Thales Alenia Space have signed a contract with the Italian Ministry of Defense, represented by TELEDIFE / Secretariat General of Defense, for the development of the SICRAL 3 secure satellite communications system, including its ground segment. Covering the development of phases B and C1, the contract is worth a total of…

JAXA and Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

June 16, 2021 – President Yamakawa of JAXA and Director General Marciano of the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) have signed today a Memorandum of Cooperation on Space Development and Application. The signing ceremony was graced by the presence of H.E. Mr. Jose Castillo Laurel V, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Japan, and…

SES Renews Long-Term Relationship with Comcast Technology Solutions

June 15, 2021 – SES will continue delivering Comcast Technology Solutions’ Managed Satellite Distribution service, formerly known as Headend in the Sky (HITS), that reaches hundreds of multichannel video programming distributor systems across the US. SES recently renewed its long-term relationship with Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS), a division of Comcast Cable that provides media and…

Thales Alenia Space to Provide Optical Inter Satellite Links for Telesat’s Lightspeed Constellation

June 11, 2021 – As prime contractor for the construction of Telesat’s Lightspeed constellation, Thales Alenia Space is announcing today that the Optical Inter Satellite Links (OISL) on-board the Lightspeed satellites will be its advanced Optel-C product. Optical Inter Satellite Links will allow Lightspeed to provide global, mesh coverage around the world, including above the…

Philippines MULA Earth Observation Satellite Passes Qualification Status Review at SSTL

June 9, 2021 – Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and the Advanced Satellite for the Philippines and Know-how Transfer for the Philippines (ASP) Project of the Space Technology Applications Mastery, Innovation and Advancement (STAMINA4Space) program are pleased to announce that the newly-named MULA (Multi-spectral Unit for Land Assessment) satellite has passed its Qualification Status Review…

Yahsat and Airbus Complete Preliminary Design Review of Thuraya 4-NGS

June 9, 2021 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company and Airbus announced the realisation of a key milestone in the construction of the Thuraya 4-NGS next generation mobile telecommunications system, the successful completion of its Preliminary Design Review (PDR). Thuraya 4-NGS is part of a transformational programme delivering a comprehensive, new L-band ecosystem with the…

Kymeta Achieves ISO 9001 Certification for Global Quality

June 3, 2021 – Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, is proud to announce it has received ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001:2015 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard. This standard was selected to validate Kymeta’s quality management system specifically to meet the quality expectations and requirements of Kymeta’s customers, partners, and…

Thuraya Launches SatTrack, a Tracking and Monitoring Service for its Maritime Customers

June 3, 2021 – Thuraya has launched its web-based SatTrack maritime tracking and monitoring service in partnership with FrontM, a leading international developer of software applications. Developed for vessels and fleets serviced by the Thuraya MarineStar Solution (supporting voice, tracking and monitoring), SatTrack facilitates sustainable fishing practices, improved crew welfare and safety, better fleet visibility…

Viasat Signs Ka-Band Capacity Lease Deal with Avanti Communications

June 3, 2021 – Viasat Inc., a global communications company, today announced it signed a Ka-band capacity lease agreement with Avanti Communications Group plc (Avanti) to provide additional coverage and capacity across the Middle East and Western Europe – ahead of its ViaSat-3 global constellation – to support Viasat’s expanding global mobility and enterprise businesses,…

Successful Launch Brings OneWeb Closer to ‘Five to 50’ Ambition

May 29, 2021 – OneWeb confirmed the next successful launch of 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This launch brings OneWeb a step closer to completing its ‘Five to 50’ ambition and the start of commercial service by the end of the year. Liftoff occurred on 28 May at 18:38 BST. OneWeb’s satellites…