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Euroconsult: 8600 ‘smallsats’ set for launch by 2028

The latest study from Paris-based market researchers Euroconsult says that over the next 10 years, the so-called ‘smallsat’ market will grow in value (for the build and launch) to be…

Dish TV, Airtel merger ‘on track’

Dish TV, Airtel merger ‘on track’

Indian pay-TV giant Dish TV had a solid day on the Bombay stock exchange August 7th, rising almost 5 per cent, and helped by numerous reports that an expected merger…

Samsung & KT trial 8K over the air

Samsung & KT trial 8K over the air

Samsung and KT (the former Korea Telecom) report they have successfully trialled broadcasting 8K signals using Ka-band frequencies from Korea’s Cheollian satellite and then re-transmitted the images terrestrially. The pair…

Intelsat I-29e ‘killed’ by solar weather

The failure investigation board that’s looked into the problems which occurred on Intelsat’s I-29e satellite – which was lost in April and was valued at $381.6 million – has concluded…

Eutelsat relocating HQ

Eutelsat CEO Rodolph Belmer told analysts July 31st during the company’s end of year results that Eutelsat would be relocating its Paris HQ. Any such move is subject to the…

Eutelsat FY18/19: “Challenged operating environment”

Paris-based Eutelsat says it is still suffering from a challenged operating environment which continues to weigh on the revenues of its core businesses. At June 30th 2019, the total number…

Caribbean: Eutelsat selected by Ultra DTH

Ultra DTH has signed a multiyear, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Americas, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications for capacity on the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite to support the launch of…

Arianespace readies I-39/Hylas-3

Arianespace is undertaking payload integration of two satellites ahead of a planned launch from Kourou during the afternoon hours of August 6th subject to the usual weather conditions. The two…

Transponder prices rise 60% – perhaps

One of the key statements in the latest World Teleport Association (WTA) report (Satellite Operator Benchmarks 2019) is that satellite transponder costs have risen, on average, by 60 per cent.…

Arianespace Vega failure to be investigated

Every rocket failure gets a thorough investigation into the problems suffered on the launch, but the recent failure of a Vega launch on July 10th is to receive an independent…

SES to bring YahLive “in house”

SES to bring YahLive “in house”

SES is involved in a joint venture with Abu Dhabi’s Yahsat satellite operator on YahLive, which markets the pair’s DTH frequencies over the MENA and Asia regions from 52.5 degrees…

Israel’s Amos-17 ready to launch

Spacecom, which operates the Amos fleet of Israeli satellites will launch its next satellite, Amos-17, on August 3rd. The satellite was built on a ‘fast track’ basis by Boeing and…

SES: “Solid” H1

Satellite operator SES has described its Half Year 2019 Results as “solid”, with continued revenue growth in Networks, strong control over cost and discretionary spending and important progress towards reshaping…

SES offers 10 DTH channels to Brazilian viewers

SES offers 10 DTH channels to Brazilian viewers

Satellite operator SES says it is now offering 10 DTH channels to Brazilian viewers. The channels come from local content owner and aggregator Baita Conteúdo which is now in a…

India’s ISRO breaking satellite records

India’s State Research Organisation has reminded citizens that over the past 3 years it has launched a total of 239 satellites into orbit, using its commercial arm, Antrix Corp, and…