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C-Band “positive” for major satellite players

There’s positive feedback from Deutsche Bank following a series on US media and broadcasting interviews over the past few days, and including a Regulatory Panel which included Andrew Lipman, a…

OneWeb raises extra $1.25bn for next stage

OneWeb raises extra $1.25bn for next stage

Mega-satellite constellation OneWeb has raised $1.25 billion (€1.1bn) in fresh funding as part of its plan to launch an initial 648 satellites to provide a global broadband service. OneWeb has…

Telesat LEO signs up ‘Super Yacht’ firm as first client

Telesat LEO signs up ‘Super Yacht’ firm as first client

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat has signed up its first customer for its proposed Low Earth Orbiting mega-constellation. The new business comes from specialised maritime service provider OmniAccess which focuses on…

OneWeb tests satellites at ground level

Every communications satellite is tested, retested and tested again while on the ground. The reason is obvious: you cannot send a technician into orbit to correct a defect. But OneWeb,…

Nepal moves closer to ordering a satellite

Nepal moves closer to ordering a satellite

Nepal is looking to order its own communications satellite. More than two years ago it made a ‘Request for Proposals’ from the world’s leading satellite builders, and now has committed…

SES under pressure over CBA tax threat

The potential freeing of C-band spectrum by Intelsat and SES over the US for use by 5G has been well covered in recent times. With a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…

Newtec Dialog hubs for Arabsat

Newtec, a specialist in equipment for satellite communications, has successfully deployed two Newtec Dialog hubs in the UK and Finland for Middle East satellite operator Arabsat to enable the company…

C-Band Alliance ‘T-Mobile scheme fool’s gold’

The C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) plans for the sale of 180 MHz of satellite spectrum over the US is creating turbulence for the two main players, Intelsat and SES. Both have…

Intelsat C-band support from Morgan Stanley

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has issued a strongly supportive note on Intelsat’s (and by implication SES) prospects for the restructuring of 200 MHz of C-band spectrum over the US. The…

Es’hail-2 in commercial service

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that its recently launched satellite, Es’hail-2, has entered commercial service to serve government, broadcast and telecommunications sectors in Middle East and North Africa.…

SES prays for C-band

Unofficially SES is trying to calm investor expectations on the extremely important prospects for some C-band restructuring over the US. The logic is sensible given that a negative Federal Communications…

Brexit “galactic stupidity” for UK space industry

The UK space industry is worth some €12 billion annually, and helps fund 40,000 jobs, according to a report entitled Brexit: Lost in Space,which states bluntly that these jobs are…

US C-Band “on track”

Eutelsat has held a series of ‘road show’ presentations to US-based analysts, and an investment bank report says that while no new financial information emerged, Eutelsat’s management say that they…

Maxar/SS-L cuts 4% of staff

Maxar Technologies, which owns the Space Systems/Loral satellite building division, suffered net losses for the year to December 31st of $1.26 billion on group revenues of $2.14 billion. As a…

Telesat adjusts to manage LEO scheme

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat, the world’s fourth-largest, is moving some assets around in preparation for its planned multi-billion dollar constellation of Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) craft. The news emerged hot…

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