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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

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

Vector Space Systems Vector-R

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

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

General Atomics' Maritime Predator B UAS. Photo: General Atomics.

Intelsat, General Atomics Demo UAS Beam Switching Capabilities

Intelsat General, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, announced that it has successfully demonstrated beam switching capabilities of an in-flight Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operating on the company’s Intelsat 29e satellite. The tests validated the compatibility of the Intelsat Epic platform with the newly developed beam switching capability of the Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 from […]

By | November 17, 2017

Aerial view of Gaborone, Botswana. Photo: Wikimedia.

Botswana Grants Globalstar’s First International Terrestrial Spectrum Approval

The Botswana Communications Regulator Authority (BOCRA) has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar’s Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to 2500 MHz. In 2014, in partnership with Broadband Botswana Internet (BBi), Globalstar announced the construction of its commercial gateway located in Gaborone, Botswana. This project brought […]

By | November 17, 2017

Artist rendition of Ariane 64 ESA

Ariane 6 Rocket to Get Comms Transmitter from Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ArianeGroup — prime contractor and design authority of the upcoming Ariane 6 rocket — to design, develop, qualify and manufacture the telemetry transmitter of the new European launch vehicle. The telemetry transmitter is responsible for transmitting to the ground the data generated by the launcher throughout the […]

By | November 16, 2017

Cathay Pacific Group In-Flight Connectivity IFC

Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon to Get Satellite IFC Next Year

The Cathay Pacific Group has announced it will introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets from mid-2018, in response to its customers’ growing demand for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). This follows the successful introduction of broadband services to its Airbus A350-900 aircraft, according to the company. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will […]

By | November 16, 2017

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