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Anxieties for Astra 2G after aircraft emergency

A giant Russian Antonov aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing around 3am (GMT) October 28th at a remote airfield with a failed engine. The aircraft was carrying Astra 2G, a satellite due for launch next month from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan. Initial Russian reports say that the landing was “smooth” and that there were no injuries […]

O3b gets Christmas gift

O3b is the SES and Google-backed satellite constellation planning to reach the “other 3 billion” people who do not have adequate Internet access. It currently has 8 satellites in orbit and its next quartet of satellites will launch into space on December 18th. The launch will complete Phase 1 of O3b’s plans. The satellites will be lifted by an Arianespace […]

Chinese billionaire to build satellites

Chinese billionaire Wang Jing – worth $6.1 billion according to Forbes’ annual list – wants to start building a low-cost satellite system. Wang, aged 40, is working with Tsinghua University, and plans to have a 5-craft constellation in space within 10 years. Wang is already backing the building of a new $40 billion canal across Nicaragua to link the Pacific and […]

ILS readies Astra 2G for Proton launch

Russia’s Proton rocket will return to its commercial launch manifest later in November. International Launch Services (ILS) which manages commercial activity for the Proton system, says that its first passenger following a Proton failure in May will be SES Astra 2G. There have been successful Proton launches since May but they were for Russian governmental clients. The last commercial flight […]

C Music TV HD channel on AsiaSat 5

AsiaSat, the Asian satellite operator, and C Music Entertainment Limited in London, have signed an agreement to launch ‘C Music TV HD’ across Asia on AsiaSat 5 at 100.5°E from November 1st. This deal makes the classical and film music-video channel available in South East Asia, Australasia and India for the first time. Julian Rigamonti, Founder and CEO of C […]

SES, Es’hailSat consultancy agreement

SES TechCom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, and Es’hailSat, The Qatar Satellite Company registered in the State of Qatar, have confirmed a comprehensive consultancy service agreement. In the framework of the contract, SES TechCom will support Es’hailSat in the development of its new teleport facility. The teleport will be built on a green field site north of Doha. It will […]

VoD, HD fuels LatAm pay-TV growth

The Latin American pay-TV services market is expected to continue its growth trajectory due to the rise in paid subscriptions for DTH TV. The demand for value-added services such as HD and VoD is further spurring market development. Innovative commercialisation models including prepaid plans and multiple-play bundles add to market revenues. Analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market […]

SpaceX accused of “price dumping”

There is considerable commercial rivalry between the France-based Arianespace rocket system, and the US-based Space Exploration (SpaceX) rocket. France’s space minister Genevieve Fioraso has criticised SpaceX, saying it is all but “dumping” their rockets onto the commercial market. The Minister’s rationale for her arguments is that SpaceX is being unfairly helped by the USA’s space agencies and their profitable government […]

Proton success for Russian satellite

A Russian Proton rocket successfully launched the Express AM6 satellite at 7.09pm Moscow time on October 21st. It was the 6th Proton flight this year, but importantly the second success since a malfunction earlier in the year. The Express AM6 telecommunications satellite was built by ISS Reshetnev and will provide services to Russia, Central Europe and the Middle East. The […]

Airtel, Samsung launch India’s first iDTV

India’s Airtel digital TV, the Direct-To-Home (DTH) service from Bharti Airtel, is teaming with Samsung to launch India’s very first Integrated Digital TV (iDTV). As part of this initiative, Samsung’s range of SmartDirect TVs will come designed with an in-built Airtel digital TV Smart Card which will enable DTH signal reception without the need for customers to install an external […]

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