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Chris ForresterChris Forrester is one of the most experienced and highly regarded journalists in the field. His insight and analysis, particularly in the satellite and pay-TV arena, is highly prized. He has written for all the major business journals in the sector as well as several national newspapers.

SES demands Intelsat text message disclosure

SES continues with its legal onslaught on Intelsat and a $1.8 billion claim for a greater share of the FCC’s $9.7 million incentive payments, and for punitive damages to be…

SES seeks Summary Judgement against Intelsat

An 80-page document from SES, filed on June 16th with Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy court, lays out in historical detail why it wants the court to heavily penalise Intelsat for…

Intelsat’s Chapter 11 exit delayed?

Intelsat’s exit from its Chapter 11 restructuring could be badly delayed and distributions to other creditors limited by the dispute between SES and Intelsat over C-band payments from the FCC.…

Branson’s ‘financing two-step’ for Virgin Orbit

Sir Richard Branson managed to handle a reverse take-over of his Virgin Galactic space tourism business by a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) and a stock market listing in October…

Yves Feltes RIP

Yves Feltes RIP

Yves Feltes, the former and well-known head of corporate communications at satellite operator Société Européenne des Satellites (SES), has died. Feltes looked after media and corporate relations for SES from…

Thuraya and Airbus wrap design of Thuraya-4

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Al Yah says that Airbus has wrapped the initial Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the company’s upcoming Thuraya 4-NGS. Thuraya 4-NGS will have an L-band ecosystem…

Analyst: “Gilat to see strong sales rebound”

Quilty Analytics has conducted its first examination of prospects for Israel-based Gilat Satellite Networks. The report is overall positive and says Gilat’s growth is returning and recovering from the Covid-related…

Virgin Galactic wraps human test-flight; concerns remain

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic ‘spaceship’ VSS Unity achieved a speed of Mach 3 after being released from the mothership, VMS Eve, and reached space at an altitude of 55.45…

Satellite risk of major collision “inevitable”

The risk of satellites bumping into each other is already very real. Now China is joining the low Earth orbit ‘space race’ and planning to launch around 20,000 new craft…

C-band clearance on schedule

Intelsat and SES, the two largest operators of C-band frequencies over the US, have completed Phase 1 of their clearance of spectrum by the important June 1st deadline. It means…

A LEO space collision will create legal headaches

Imagine this a year or two from now: Elon Musk has 20,000-30,000 of his Starlink satellites in orbit. And the Chinese have launched the bulk of their 13,000 Guowang LEOs.…

FCC to Starlink’s objectors: “No change in decision”

A slew of objectors is grumbling to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite system. We have reported on Viasat’s complaints, but SES, Hughes Network and others…

Canada could retain C-band without compensation

Canada’s Innovation, Science & Economic Development (ISED) ministry has set out its proposals on how it will auction off satellite C-band frequencies in an 87-page document. Telesat, the current user…

Israel, Spacecom object to Intelsat coordination deal

Spacecom (under its official Space Communication Ltd name) as well as the State of Israel are objecting to any rejection of the Spacecom/Intelsat frequency coordination agreements between the parties. Intelsat…

Bank: Eutelsat investment in OneWeb at risk

The ramifications from Eutelsat’s 24 per cent participation in OneWeb, and whether that stake will forbid the satellite operator from participating in a future EU-backed Low Earth orbiting broadband system,…

Bank: “Optimism for Viaplay prospects in Netherlands”

Analysts at investment bank Berenberg have issued ‘BUY’ advice on Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) on the back of its news that its Viaplay platform will launch early in 2022 in…

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