Home » Archives by category » Broadband » Satellite (Page 2)

Who controls crucial LEO broadband spectrum?

The answer to the question is: the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), stupid!  Which technically is correct except to say that the FCC tries to act according to a set of…

Gogo signs Apstar-6D for China coverage

In Flight Entertainment and connectivity operator Gogo has signed a contract with Shenzhen-based APT’s Apstar-6D for coverage over China and the Asia-Pacific region. Gogo is partnering with APT’s Mobile Satcom…

SpaceX asks to modify its broadband satellite orbits

Elon Musk’s SpaceX, in an application filing to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is asking if it can dramatically modify its previously approved orbital plans. Musk wants the SpaceX’s fleet…

SES selects SpaceX to launch MEO satellites

SES selects SpaceX to launch MEO satellites

Satellite operator SES used the Paris Space Business Week event to announce it had selected SpaceX to launch its seven Medium Earth Orbit craft for its O3b division in 2021.…

Boeing offers ‘small-sat’ to Geo market

Aerospace giant Boeing used the opening of the Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week in Paris to outline its plans for a new range of satellites. The new versions are Boeing…

Putin open to foreign investment in satellite launch site

Russia’s President Putin says he is interested in allowing foreign investment in the country’s new rocket and satellite launch site at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East of Russia.…

SES extends reach of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

SES has announced it will provide dedicated, private network connectivity from any vessel, airplane, enterprise, energy or government site in the world to Microsoft Azure via its unique multi-orbit satellite…

FCC to submit CBA thinking on 5G to Congress

Investment bank Exane/BNPP says that the FCC has to submit a report to the US Congress on its thinking in regard to the proposed reversioning of some 180 MHz of…

US hits Iran’s satellite plans

The US State Department has placed new sanctions on Iran’s space and satellite agency. The US alleges that Iran’s plans to launch satellites are simply surreptitious methods to launch dangerous…

Thales Group to reorganise Space division?

Thales Group is a major builder and supplier to the world’s satellite operators, but it is suffering from the marked downturn in new satellite orders. Thales told investors on September…

SES to enhance O3b mPOWER system capabilities

SES has announced that Adaptive Resource Control (ARC), a dynamic software solution under development in partnership with Kythera Space Solutions. This system will further enhance the flexibility and efficiency of…

OneWeb: Fibre-like Internet for the Arctic

OneWeb: Fibre-like Internet for the Arctic

OneWeb, whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, has revealed details of its Arctic high-speed, low-latency Internet service. OneWeb will deliver 375 Gbps of capacity above the 60th parallel North.…

CBA: “We remain committed”

The CBA has implied ‘business as usual’ following Eutelsat’s decision to quit the Alliance – leaving Intelsat, SES and Telesat to argue with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the merits…

Eutelsat exits CBA; confusion reigns

Eutelsat exits CBA; confusion reigns

Eutelsat, a minor player in the C-Band Alliance (CBA), has quit the grouping and in doing so has thrown into confusion the Alliance’s united front of dealing with the Federal…

ESA avoids orbital crash with SpaceX

An orbiting Earth observation satellite has had its orbit shifted to avoid a space collision with a satellite operated by SpaceX’s Starlink fleet. Back on May 23rd SpaceX launched 60…