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Greg Wyler, founder of O3b Networks

Greg Wyler Talks OneWeb

[Via Satellite 03-10-2015] One of the highlights of SATELLITE 2015 will be a speech given by Greg Wyler, the founder of O3b Networks, who will be telling the world about his latest satellite project, OneWeb, which counts with the backing of the Virgin Group and Qualcomm. The plan is to put up a 648 Low […]

By | March 9, 2015

Sea Launch Zenit

New Rocket, New Location Two Possibilities for Sea Launch This Year

[Via Satellite 03-10-2015] Within the next couple of months Sea Launch plans to announce a big decision influencing the future of the company. Since the last launch of the Zenit 3SL rocket with the 6-ton Eutelsat 3b satellite in May 2014, there has been a gap in launch activity that put the company in a […]

By | March 9, 2015

5th Boeing GPS IIF Spacecraft Sends Initial Signals from Space

Boeing continues to deliver GPS capabilities to the nation.

By Boeing | Mar 26, 2014

SWOT Panel Displays Confidence Against Terrestrial Threat

The tone of SATELLITE 2011 Strengths, Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) panel took an optimistic turn as satellite executives tried to deflate talking points centered on terrestrial threats to the industry.    Throughout the show, some industry analysts speculated that the sheer size of the $60 billion cellular market would enable satellite’s terrestrial competitors to […]

By | March 29, 2011

More Broadband Opportunities Emerge for Satellite

One of the closing panels  of SATELLITE 2011 focused on a highly discussed topic in terms of the future of the satellite sector — broadband. The panel “Satellite Broadband: Ready for Real Market Impact?” brought together speakers from O3b Networks, ViaSat, Hughes Network Systems, Eutelsat and Thaicom to discuss the opportunities available for satellite players. […]

By | March 29, 2011

Satellite Sector Looks Fit for Longevity

While reviewing the last 30 years of history during SATELLITE 2011 many of the discussions during the show looked not at the position the satellite sector holds today but where satellite players might find themselves 30 years into the future     The leaders of the four largest FSS companies set the direction of this discussion […]

By | March 29, 2011

Mobile Sector Survivors Ready to Join Spotlight Again

As I pointed out previously, the FSS players remain at the center of satellite sector. But MSS players who busted on to the satellite world, flamed out and then rose again, look ready to rejoin the front-burner discussions. While MSS giant Inmarsat continues to reaffirm its leading position in the market, Iridium and Globalstar, long […]

By | March 17, 2011

MSS Players Persevere As Market Repositions

The MSS CEO session at SATELLITE 2011’s MSUA-8 track was narrowed to four panelists, but highlighted a transformative year for the sector’s remaining players.    Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch said he was pleased by how his company and the entire sector developed during the past year. “It’s good to be moving forward. The competition […]

By | March 17, 2011

Mobile Industry Poses Challenges for Service Providers

Amid continuing change in the MSS sector, distributors are looking for new strategies to remain profitable, officials said during “The Changing World of MSS Distribution: Views From the Front Lines” session.    “It is a great business, but you have to think on the fly and be much quicker than you did before to survive,” […]

By | March 17, 2011

Big Four CEOs Have Impact on Multiple Sessions

The CEOs of the four largest FSS players again kicked off the SATELLITE 2011 show, but while their time in the spotlight last just less than two hours, the impact of their comments can be felt throughout the day.     The concerns of Eutelsat, Intelsat, SES and Telesat about satellite manufacturing costs, launch prices and […]

By | March 16, 2011

FSS CEOs See Traditional Business Areas Undergoing Transformation

As SATELLITE 2011 celebrates its 30th anniversary, the CEOs of the largest FSS operators, Eutelsat, Intelsat, SES and Telesat, discussed the challenges for the sector as they look to stay prosperous and relevant during the next 30 years.     The issue of launch services was central to the agenda, and was brought into focus by […]

By | March 16, 2011

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