Europe

Carlo Elia, Head of the Telecommunications Technologies, Products and Systems Department, ESA, and Gerhard Bethscheider, Managing Director of SES TechCom Services, SES Networks

Industry Consortium Partners with ESA for Government Platform

SES is leading a European consortium of industry partners to sign an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to set up Pacis 1, a new satellite communication platform for governments aimed at making secure satellite communications accessible and available to governments and institutions. Pacis 1 is part of the ESA’s Govsatcom Precursor program and […]

By | November 24, 2017

Rendition of the all-electric Eutelsat 172B satellite. Photo: Eutelsat.

Eutelsat’s New All-Electric Satellite Goes Live

Eutelsat Communications’ all-electric Eutelsat 172B satellite that went into full commercial service this morning is now offering enhanced flexibility, power and connectivity for users in a region stretching from the West coast of the Americas to Asia, Oceania and across the Pacific, the company stated. The operator completed transfer of services to Eutelsat 172B from […]

By | November 21, 2017

Rupert Pearce by philip gatward

Inmarsat CEO and the $1 Billion Target

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 […]

By | November 20, 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

Gerry O'Sullivan, executive Vice President of Global TV and Video at Eutelsat.

Eutelsat Appoints New EVP for Global TV and Video

Eutelsat Communications has appointed Gerry O’Sullivan as executive vice president for global TV and video. In his new role, O’Sullivan will drive the product development strategy that ensures that Eutelsat continues to expand video services across its global footprint. Video accounts for 65 percent of Eutelsat’s business. The company’s neighborhoods broadcast 6,700 TV channels, of […]

By | November 16, 2017

Aerial view of the Ardennes in Luxembourg. Photo: Pixabay.

Spire Raises $70 Million in Latest Funding Round

Spire Global announced it raised $70 million in its Series C financing round, and stated too that it will be opening a new office in Luxembourg, which will serve as its European headquarters. The Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF) announced it has committed to becoming a shareholder in Spire. According to Spire, the new office and […]

By | November 15, 2017

A lighthouse off the coast of Unst in the Shetlands. Photo: Shetlands.org.

Small UK Island Could Be the Next Premier Spaceport

A study supported by the UK Space Agency revealed the northernmost island in the Shetlands, Unst, could be a promising new spaceport for launching satellites. According to a Sceptre report, rockets launched from the island could carry very large payloads with low risk to inhabitants in the event of a mission failure. But could a […]

By | November 15, 2017

Tricolor TV's new service will allow subscribers to stream TV on Wi-Fi in public spaces. Photo: Pexels.

Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Launch Mobile TV Platform

Russian TV operator Tricolor TV is taking a step to expand its audience with a new service called Territoria Tricolor, launched in partnership with Eutelsat Communications. According to Tricolor TV, the new satellite-based service enables consumers in hotels, airports, rail stations and other public venues to have free Wi-Fi access to TV channels on their […]

By | November 15, 2017

A paramedic leaves his ambulance. Photo: Scottish Ambulance Service.

ViaSat to Help Pilot Connected Ambulance Service in Scotland

ViaSat announced it is working with The University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Rural Health, NHS Highland and the Scottish Ambulance Service on a pilot program called SatCare, which will enable paramedics to send high-resolution video and ultrasound images from connected ambulances to hospital-based medical experts ahead of a patient’s hospital arrival. The connected ambulances will […]

By | November 13, 2017

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor. Photo: Flickr/Pro Medienmagazin.

Germany to Fund Development of Three New Spy Satellites

Germany has allocated 400 million euros ($465 million) to build three spy satellites for the country’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND). If launched by the 2020s as is expected, the system, known as “Georg,” will be the first domestic space hardware launched for the intelligence service. Does this mean Germany is on its way to catch up to […]

By | November 8, 2017

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