Articles by Veronica Magan

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

Nabors Land Drilling

Speedcast Supports Nabors Sites in South America

An affiliate of Nabors Industries has selected Speedcast International to provide new IT communications equipment and cloud-based connectivity services to 40 land-based sites in Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Argentina. Speedcast will leverage satellite Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) connectivity to deliver communications to the remote land-based sites throughout South America. The cloud-based service will be […]

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

Ky2, a Toyota RAV4 equipped with a Kymeta KyWay terminal.

Kymeta to Support First Responders During Total Solar Eclipse

Projected to welcome between 100,000 and 500,000 visitors during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, the Greenville, South Carolina’s police department is keeping its force connected with help from Redmond, Washington-based Kymeta. The company is taking its satellite-connected Toyota RAV4 on the road to provide field-trial mobile communications to the Greenville Police Department as cellular […]

By | August 18, 2017

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket launching NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-M from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida August 18, 2017.

After Recovering from Damages, NASA’s Satellite Finally Launches

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket has successfully orbited NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-M from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The TDRS-M launch was in jeopardy after one of the satellite’s antennas was damaged during final spacecraft closeout activities in July. The issue was resolved […]

By | August 18, 2017

3D printed antenna bracket for a Sentinel-1 Earth Observation Satellite. Photo: Ruag.

Additive Manufacturing in the Space Industry to Reach $4.7 Billion

Research and Markets’ new report is projecting that the yearly value of additive manufactured parts in the space industry will reach $4.7 billion, driving nearly $1 billion in yearly sales of 3D-printed equipment, software and materials. The “Additive Manufacturing for Space Industry Applications – From Earth to Orbit and Beyond: An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year […]

By | August 18, 2017

The Proton rocket lifting off with the Blagovest №11 satellite on August 17, 2017. Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Proton M Rocket Launches Satellite for Russia’s Ministry of Defense

International Launch Services (ILS) announced the Proton Breeze M launch vehicle successfully orbited the Blagovest №11 satellite for the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The Aug. 17 launch was the 100th heavy lift for Proton M, which has been in use since 2001, and the 414th launch in the Proton rocket since its […]

By | August 18, 2017

Lockheed Martin Makes Final Preparations for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 4 Earth Imaging Satellite before Launch.

DigitalGlobe Predicts $83 Million from New Australian Gov Contract

DigitalGlobe has signed a Direct Access Program (DAP) contract with the Australian Department of Defense. This multi-year agreement will allow the Australian government to access DigitalGlobe’s commercial satellite imaging constellation to support defense and intelligence missions. The company expects the contract to deliver $83 million in incremental revenue over four years, beginning in January 2018. […]

By | August 17, 2017

Boudicca in Flam Norway

Speedcast to Provide Managed Comms for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

U.K.-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has selected Speedcast International to provide end-to-end communication services for voice and data on board its fleet. Speedcast will leverage satellite Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) and land-based 4G/LTE connectivity to deliver communications for Fred. Olsen guests and crew on board its fleet of four cruise ships Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca […]

By | August 17, 2017

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