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Bezos to challenge SpaceX/Ariane

Bezos to challenge SpaceX/Ariane

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has confirmed that he will build a family of rockets, called ‘New Glenn’, which will be similar in concept to the reusable rockets already conceived by…

Euroconsult: 1,450 satellites built in next 10 years

Euroconsult’s latest data on the value of the satellite construction industry says that over the next 10 years some 1450 satellites are due to be built, and with a combined…

Boeing satellite for Cayman Islands

Euroconsult’s Paris Business Week saw Boeing confirm it was to build a broadband satellite for the Cayman Islands. GiSAT will provide broadcast and broadband capability to a targeted 35 sub-Saharan…

SpaceX explosion: “It’s complicated”

SpaceX explosion: “It’s complicated”

Elon Musk, founder of rocket company SpaceX, has admitted that the investigation into a September 1st fireball which destroyed the rocket and its Israeli-owned Amos-6 satellite, says the examination was…

SES orders HTS/IFE satellite from Thales

Satellite operator SES, already extremely busy in the In-Flight Entertainment space, has ordered a new High Throughput Satellite from Thales Alena to increase further  its services to the airline industry.…

Intelsat suffers problem with I-33e

Intelsat suffers problem with I-33e

Intelsat’s anticipated operational in-service date for its I-33e satellite has slipped from this year into Q1/2017. The reason, according to the company, is that the satellite suffered a primary thruster…

Eutelsat secures new Multichoice capacity

Multichoice/DStv Africa has taken a nine-year lease on an extra transponder from Eutelsat at 36 degrees East. The deal was announced at IBC. Tim Jacobs, MultiChoice Africa CEO, said: “Thanks…

Euroconsult warns on satellite expansion

Euroconsult’s latest report, published in time for its annual ‘Satellite Business Week’ gathering in Paris next week, says the total traffic carried by satellite will reach close to 3.5 Tb/s…

Eutelsat launches HDR UHD channel

Eutelsat is launching from the HOTBIRD video neighbourhood an Ultra HD channel showing HDR (High Dynamic Range) content using HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) technology, the new HDR standard developed by the…

SES to build teleport on Isle of Man

Satellite operator SES has confirmed that SES Satellite Leasing (SESSL), its entrepreneurial investment arm has plans to expand SES’s satellite operations by building a new teleport that will have several earth…