Telesat's first high throughput satellite, Telstar 12 Vantage, before shipping to the launch site.

Telesat Orders New HTS Telstar 19 Vantage from SSL to Launch in 2018

[Via Satellite 11-25-2015] Just after successfully launching its latest satellite, Telstar 12 Vantage, Telesat has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL) to build its new High Throughput Satellite (HTS), Telstar 19 Vantage. The new satellite will be based on the SSL 1300 platform and have two high throughput payloads, one in Ku-band and the other in [...]

By | November 25, 2015


KBZ Selects Hughes Jupiter System for New Satellite Network in Myanmar

[Via Satellite 11-25-2015] KBZ Gateway, a subsidiary of Myanmar’s KBZ Group of Companies, has selected Hughes Network Systems’ Jupiter system as the platform for a new high-availability satellite broadband network in Myanmar. Currently under construction, the Jupiter ground control gateways and remote terminals will operate over both Ku- and C-band satellite links to power broadband [...]

By | November 25, 2015

Amos 5 C-band coverage map. Photo: Spacecom

Contact Lost with the AMOS 5 Satellite, CETel Provides Business Contingency

[Via Satellite 11-23-2015] Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, today announced that all communications and signals from the AMOS 5 satellite at the 17 degrees east orbital position have been lost. The failure occurred Saturday, Nov. 21. The company is currently employing all of its capabilities and those of its partners to re-establish communication [...]

By | November 23, 2015

Hera Systems

Hera Systems Announces New EO Constellation Launching in 2016

[Via Satellite 11-20-2015] Starting with nine satellites and later scaling up to 48, San Jose, Calif.-based Hera Systems revealed its intentions to launch a constellation of high-resolution Earth Observation (EO) satellites starting in October 2016. The company recently completed its Series A round of investment funding, with Firsthand Capital as the lead investor. Hera Systems used [...]

By | November 20, 2015

Foxcom Opens Defense, Security and Aeronautics Division

[Via Satellite 11-20-2015] Foxcom, a Global Invacom company, has launched a new division called Foxcom DSA to focus on the Defense, Security and Aeronautics (DSA) markets. The division’s offerings include Iridium and GPS repeaters, military radio links, and timing and reference distribution. Foxcom’s capabilities cover 1KHz to 18GHz, and have been deployed around the world [...]

By | November 20, 2015

Atlantic Council The Space Race in Business

Space Business Leaders Look to the Future of the Satellite Market

[Via Satellite 11-19-2015] Business leaders across the satellite and space sector met in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 18 at the Atlantic Council’s “Space Race in Business Panel” to discuss how they plan to adapt for the evolving provision of services that require the space segment to acclimate to a new frontier. The panelists, including senior [...]

By | November 19, 2015

ViaSat and Cobham Release Collaborative MSS Terminals

[Via Satellite 11-19-2015] ViaSat and Cobham Satcom have joined forces to offer new product and service offerings to the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) market. The companies are starting with the release of a collaborative terminal, the Explorer 122, a compact, vehicle-mount, real-time IP satellite terminal designed to complement the Explorer PTT-2 system for mission-critical voice and [...]

By | November 19, 2015

Aquila Space Astro Digital Landmaper

30 Satellite Landmapper Constellation Preps for Near Term Launch

[Via Satellite 11-18-2015] Two Silicon Valley companies, Aquila Space and Astro Digital, are readying for the launch of a two-part, 30-satellite Earth observation constellation next year. The companies are designing a constellation known as Landmapper, comprised of 10 Broad Coverage (BC) satellites and 20 High Definition (HD) satellites to increase the supply of imagery available [...]

By | November 18, 2015

Astra SES

SES Expands Africa Services with Newtec Dialog

[Via Satellite 11-18-2015] SES subsidiary SES Techcom Services is expanding its Astra Connect broadband service in Africa via the Newtec Dialog multiservice platform. Newtec is supplying the new platform, which is due for launch in the first quarter of 2016. SES Techcom Services will employ the platform to leverage the West Africa Ku-band beam of [...]

By | November 18, 2015

Eurostar Neo Neosat

ESA, Airbus Defence and Space Reaffirm Neosat Project

[Via Satellite 11-17-2015] Through a new contract, the European Space Agency (ESA), and partner Airbus Defence and Space have agreed to further development of Eurostar Neo, a new generation of platforms for geostationary telecommunication satellites. Under phase C/D of the Neosat program, this contract will lead to the development of the complete Eurostar Neo product [...]

By | November 18, 2015

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