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OneWeb serves UK naval vessel

The British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Argus has been confirmed as the first military vessel to deploy low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite internet for her 400-strong crew, from global LEO communications network OneWeb and its distribution partner, Airbus. The maritime terminal will provide reliable, low latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to the RFA support ship […]

September 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat, Aalyria sign multi-orbit connectivity deal

Intelsat, the integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with California-based Aalyria, the advanced software-defined and optical networking communications specialist, that includes financial commitments to advance the development of a new optical technology that will transfer record amounts of data between ground and space. “Aalyria’s groundbreaking technologies give us the […]

September 12, 2023

Vorboss offers discounted 10Gbps fibre in London

Vorboss is providing London’s start-ups, schools, NGOs and SMEs access to its fibre network at a reduced rate of £350 per month. Vorboss is now offering London’s early-stage start-ups, educational institutions, and non-profits the opportunity to connect to its 10Gbps enterprise fibre network while saving £300 on the £650 a month standard pricing. With 10G […]

September 12, 2023

FAA to Musk: “Starship must first be fixed”

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has given SpaceX a list of 63 tasks that must be carried out before the new Starship rocket can be launched. Elon Musk has Tweeted that the rocket is ready for launch. On the upside, the FAA has closed its investigation as to what went wrong on the Starship’s first […]

September 11, 2023

SES wraps testing of O3b’s latest satellites

SES, following the launch and in-orbit testing of the first two O3b mPOWER satellites, has been performing a series of further system validation tests encompassing both space and ground components, including key Radio Frequency (RF) end-to-end testing. The recent successful RF tests efforts validated many key ground and space infrastructure components, and in particular SES’s […]

September 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Thaicom selects Airbus to build new satellite

Thaicom, the Asian satellite and space tech company, has announced the selection of Airbus, a specialist in defence and security, for building its new generation software-defined high throughput satellite at 119.5 Degrees East. Thaicom’s subsidiary, Space Tech Innovation Limited (STI), has signed a contract with Airbus Space Systems to design and manufacture its new satellite, […]

September 11, 2023

Terran offers ‘Off The Shelf’ supply of satellites

Satellite manufacturer Terran Orbital has mounted a fascinating offer to the industry, saying that customers can order one of its satellite cores (called a ‘bus’) for delivery within 30 days. Clients can opt for a complete satellite – and from a wide range of options – with a 60-day delivery promise. Terran calls its service […]

September 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

YahClick partners with NigComSat

YahClick, the Data Solutions subsidiary of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat)) has partnered with Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) to expand broadband penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa and boost access to critical electronic services across the region. The project is expected to begin in Q4 and will see YahClick work […]

September 11, 2023

Intelsat issues RFPs for new constellation

Intelsat, anticipating the receipt of $3.7 billion in compensation from the FCC for giving up some C-band capacity, is contemplating launching a new satellite constellation. It has issued ‘Request for Proposals’ to nine satellite manufacturers. The news emerged at the Euroconsult Paris World Business Week event from CFO Toby O’Brien. He said that Intelsat expected […]

September 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Airlines love LEO for broadband

In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) is a key market for satellite operators, and the likes of Intelsat, SES and Viasat with geostationary craft in orbit are already supplying bandwidth to airlines as well as wholesale suppliers such as Panasonic and Thales. But this current situation is forecast to change dramatically over the next few years. For example, […]

September 9, 2023By Chris Forrester