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Inmarsat CEO and the $1 Billion Target

By | November 20, 2017

Can Inmarsat create a $1 billion dollar revenue stream in aviation? Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce is confident the company can do this in around 10 years’ time. It is an ambitious projection, but recent deals with the likes of Qatar Airways and Avianca underline there is still huge potential in this business for Inmarsat and […]

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Aerial & Maritime nanosatellite prototype. Photo: Gomspace/Facebook.

Aerial & Maritime Secures $5 Million for Nanosatellite Network

Aerial & Maritime (A&M) has secured an additional investment of $5 million from a group of investors to scale up its nanosatellite network, bringing its total funding to $12.2 million. A&M is the first spin-out project from GomSpace which has now attracted further investment. According to Gomspace, this is proof that the company can enhance the […]

By | November 20, 2017

Our Telekom plans to expand its satellite broadband from the Solomon Islands' capital city of Honiara to the outer islands. Photo: Jenny Scott (Flickr)

Our Telekom to Roll Out 4G/LTE with SES Capacity

Our Telekom is boosting its capacity with SES Networks to support the launch of its upcoming 4G/LTE network across the Solomon Islands archipelago. SES announced that Our Telekom is upgrading fiber-like high throughput capacity again on the O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite fleet to roll out a suite of 4G/LTE services for consumers and […]

By | November 20, 2017

This image was compiled using data gathered by NASA's Aqua satellite on Sept. 3, 2010. Credit: NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio.

$518 Million Down the Drain: Weather Satellite Will Never Launch

Although NOAA added new weather reporting capabilities with the launch of Joint Polar Satellite System 1 (JPSS 1) over the weekend, scientists have expressed dismay at the aging infrastructure monitoring climate change at the poles. Will the private industry have to step in to avoid a blind spot in important weather data collection? Read more […]

By | November 20, 2017

ULA's Delta 2 rocket lifts off for the JPSS 1 mission. Photo: ULA.

NASA, ULA Launch JPSS 1 Weather Satellite for NOAA

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days. The Joint Polar Satellite System 1 (JPSS 1) lifted off on a United Launch Alliance Delta […]

By | November 20, 2017

Florianopolis, the capital and second largest city of the state of Santa Catarina. Photo: UNESCO.

TV Catarina Introduces Programming in Brazil Via Intelsat 14

Brazilian regional television broadcaster TV Catarina is the latest television programmer to join Intelsat 14, Intelsat’s new video neighborhood covering the Latin America region. Under the multi-year agreement, TV Catarina will use C-band satellite services on Intelsat 14 in Santa Catarina, a state in southern Brazil, to support the distribution of television programming to Ultra […]

By | November 20, 2017

Photo: Via Satellite.

How to Ensure Your Startup Survives the NewSpace Bubble

According to some financial experts, the space startup industry is in the midst of a bubble — but that may not necessarily be such a bad thing. During a Nov. 15 panel discussing equity financing at the 2017 NextSpace Investor Conference, a group of Venture Capitalists (VCs) noted that the influx of capital coming into […]

By | November 17, 2017

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Vector Considers Vandenberg to Establish Launch Operations

Nanosatellite launch company Vector announced it will explore an arrangement with Harris Corporation to establish commercial launch operations of the Vector-R launch vehicle at Harris Spaceport Systems on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The initial steps of the pathfinding operations at Space Launch Complex 8 feature a demonstration of a full-scale engineering development version […]

By | November 17, 2017

The underside of a cell tower. Photo: Pixabay.

SIA Lauds FCC For Maintaining Satellite Spectrum

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) has commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its decision to maintain spectrum in the 48.2-50.2 GHz and 40-42 GHz bands for satellite use. This high frequency millimeter wave spectrum could prove to be useful for a number of business opportunities for satellite, including supporting 5G wireless applications. The SIA […]

By | November 17, 2017

MUOS SV 3 (MUOS 5) final SAWA installation at Lockheed's satellite manufacturing facility. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin Hands Over 5th MUOS Satellite to the US Navy

The U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The milestone follows the successful completion of the MUOS 5 satellite’s on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to fly […]

By | November 17, 2017

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