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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 […]

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Astrocast Oversubscribes Seed Round for a Total of $4.1 Million

Astrocast (formerly known as Else) announced its latest seed round funding was oversubscribed by $1.1 million Swiss Francs ($1.1 million), bringing the total seed round to $4.1 million. Investiere.ch, a Swiss start-up investor, provided the additional capital, adding to the current seed investors which includes Airbus Ventures as well as numerous additional Swiss- and internationally-based […]

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Kymeta Launches Mobile Satellite Internet with Kalo

Kymeta and partner Intelsat announced that Kalo internet access is now available with broad initial geographic coverage. According to Kymeta, Kalo will make purchasing mobile satellite communications as easy to buy as a mobile phone plan. Kalo internet services, powered by the IntelsatOne Flex network, deliver connectivity when paired with Kymeta’s flat-panel, electronically-steered satellite terminals […]

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Prometheus Rocket Engine Gets Funding for Demonstrators

The European Space Agency (ESA) and ArianeGroup, the 50/50 joint venture between Airbus and Safran, have signed a 75 million euro ($88.3 million) contract for the design, manufacturing and testing of the first two examples of the Prometheus demonstrator engine. The French Space Agency (CNES) is leading in the early design process, and testing is […]

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