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Eutelsat Q3 results down 4.2%

Eutelsat’s Q3 overall revenues were €364.3 million, down 4.2 per cent (at constant currency) and 4.9 per cent as reported. Eutelsat said that its channel count was up 3.2 per…

Intelsat + SoftBank plan at risk

Satellite operator Intelsat is looking to merge with Jersey-based OneWeb with help from Japanese media giant SoftBank. The deal needs Intelsat’s debt-holders to agree to new financial terms, and that…

ViaSat joins Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has announced that ViaSat, a global broadband services and technology company, has become its newest member and the first broadband satellite service provider to join…

SpaceX racing to space for broadband domination

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company has told a powerful Senate hearing in Washington DC on May 3rd that it intends having its super-constellation of orbiting satellites operating and supplying initial…

SES ups profits 11.5%

SES is beginning to reap the rewards of extra capacity being utilised, and in reporting its Q1 numbers, says it has seen “substantial” growth in its contracted backlog (from €7.6…

SpaceX demands FCC put OneWeb on hold

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company, which also has plans afoot to build and launch its own ‘super-constellation of more than 7500 V-band satellites, is objecting to Jersey-based OneWeb and its…

French Guiana strike ends

French Guiana strike ends

The European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, is getting back to work. The industrial action which had caused a near-complete month-long closedown of the region ended on April 21 when…

Apple ramping up ‘super constellation’ plans?

Apple has reportedly hired a pair of highly experienced satellite experts. Bloomberg Business News says the pair are John Fenwick, who led Google’s spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, who headed…

Intelsat ready with ‘Plans B and C’

Global satellite operator Intelsat’s planned merger with Jersey-based OneWeb has suffered its first hiccup. Intelsat’s bondholders are not signing up to the proposed financial restructuring engineered by Japan’s media giant…

Intelsat, OneWeb merger facing challenges

Intelsat is reportedly extending the timetable deadline for bondholders to accept the proposals of a proposed merger with giant satellite constellation OneWeb. Reuters reports that the merger – announced back…