Mark Holmes speaks with Shawkat Ahmed of YahSat

A Look Back at Yahsat’s Plans and the Birth of YahClick

In just over a week’s time, the satellite industry will convene for one of the year’s first major trade shows – CABSAT. The Middle East and Africa remains a great region for satellite communications in many verticals. One of the region’s key players is undoubtedly Yahsat, a relatively new satellite operator that has made a […]

By | January 3, 2018

View of Glasgow, Scotland from Queens Park. Photo: Wikimedia.

Scotland Hopes to Become a Major Player in NewSpace

Scotland has been a fast riser in the new era of space technology, with companies such as Clyde Space setting a high bar for other NewSpace entrants. The Scottish government is pushing to maintain this momentum through a multitude of different agencies that offer incentives to attract young tech companies to set up shop in the […]

By | January 2, 2018

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5 Business Deals That Shook Up Satellite in 2017

According to analysts at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), cost reduction targets are driving more Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in aerospace than ever before. 2017 also marked some of the largest transactions on record, as major corporations consolidated to improve their operational efficiency margins and pursue new markets and technologies. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the […]

By | December 26, 2017

Advanced Military-Grade Satellite Modem at Global MilSatCom 2017

Advantech Wireless showcased its AMT-83L military-grade satellite modem at the Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition one November 7-9, 2017 in London, UK.

By Advantech Wireless | Dec 20, 2017

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lift off from Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 10:43 a.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. NASA/Alan Ault

Flashback to The Most Discussed Topics of 2010 in the Satellite Industry

As we count down the final few days of 2017, we take a look back to see what satellite operators were thinking at the turn of the decade and how far they’ve come since. In this story from January 2011, our Executive Editor Jeff Hill runs down the beginnings of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress service, SpaceX’s […]

By | December 20, 2017

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The Satellite Quiz of the Year

2017 was an exciting year for the satellite industry up to the very last minute. But how much do you actually know about the events that shook the business this year? Test your knowledge with our year-in-review quiz! The prize? Ultimate bragging rights, of course. Create your own user feedback survey Want to guarantee a […]

By , | December 19, 2017

Gwynne Shotwell at the 33rd Space Symposium.

SpaceX, Satellite Images and OneWeb – Year in Review

Like any year in the fast-paced satellite industry, 2017 was brimming with new innovations, earth-shaking business deals, and some competitive drama for good measure. Just in case you missed anything, here’s a wrap-up of our top 10 most read stories of the year. 1. Is This the End of DSTV’s Reign in the Nigerian Pay […]

By | December 18, 2017

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ITC Global on Leveraging HTS to Unlock New Opportunities for NGOs

ITC Global, a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics, sees High Throughput Satellite (HTS) and eventually Extreme High Throughput Satellite (XTS) systems as key to lowering prices for its customers in the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) vertical. Although Panasonic is largely upgrading its network to cater to In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) demands, ITC Global executives asserted in an interview […]

By | December 15, 2017

U.S. Capitol

Legal Legacies: Milestones In Satellite History – From our Archive

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted to repeal net neutrality rules that had been set in place by the previous administration. While it’s unclear what the wider ramifications of this major decision will be, some have lauded the decision as a potential boon for satellite and other Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Here, we take […]

By | December 14, 2017

Iceye plans to bring its SAR data to a range of new markets including agriculture and finance. Photo: Iceye.

Iceye Targets New Use Cases Beyond Ice Monitoring

As Finnish startup Iceye prepares to launch its first satellite in January, the company has set its sights on new markets and use cases beyond the ice monitoring that originally inspired its name. According to co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rafal Modrzewski, Iceye will apply the data derived from its Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)-based […]

By | December 13, 2017

Kymeta mTenna at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

Kymeta “Years Away” from Cracking Aviation Market

Kymeta could be years away from bringing its products to the aviation market, although it made big strides developing relationships with train and bus operators in 2017. Steve Sybeldon, the company’s vice president of business development and sales, told Via Satellite that while Kymeta still has its eye on aviation it does not expect to […]

By | December 12, 2017

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