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Intelsat IFC available for all Airbus aircraft

Intelsat reports that its In-Flight Communications (IFC) service, already available via Airbus Airspace Link, will shortly be available to all Airbus aircraft and airlines. Intelsat will be the largest IFC service provider to Airbus. Starting with aircraft deliveries targeting the first half of 2026, airlines may select Airbus’ Ku-band ESA terminal, which is designed for […]

September 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

2 new Eutelsat craft ready for business

Eutelsat’s latest two satellites, its Hotbirds 13F and 13G, have officially been declared open for business at 13 degrees East, Eutelsat’s flagship video orbital slot. “The satellites are reinforcing and enhancing the broadcast quality of around nine hundred television channels into more than 160 million homes across Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. These […]

September 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

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

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

Yahsat buying 2 Airbus satellites

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat is buying two telecommunications satellites from Airbus Defence & Space. The two satellites, named Al Yah 4 and Al Yah 5, are scheduled for launch in 2027 and 2028 and will be replacement craft for Al Yah 1 and 2. Airbus has already started work on the pair. Yahsat says the total […]

August 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Arabsat’s BADR-8 readies launch

SpaceX has scheduled the launch of Arabsat’s latest satellite for May 23rd. Launch is scheduled for 11.25 pm Florida-time, but the mission launch is very much subject to local weather considerations. A back-up launch could happen exactly 24-hours later if weather halts the mission. BADR-8 is a latest next-generation geostationary Eurostar Neo satellite from Airbus. […]

May 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Final Ariane 5 launch in June

Arianespace will launch its final Ariane 5 rocket on June 16th. The mission aims to launch two satellites: Syracuse 4B, built by Airbus Defence and Space for a French government defence role, and the Heinrich-Hertz-Mission, built by OHB for the German space agency DLR. The flight represents the end of the Ariane 5, a system […]

May 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

SES, Airbus demo sat-link for French Navy

SES and Airbus have linked for a sea trial of data links for the French Navy, using France’s giant aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, for the test. Airbus joined the DIRISI (the Joint Directorate of Infrastructure Networks and Information), the DGA (Direction générale de l’armement) test unit, the DGA’s Naval Technology unit and the […]

April 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Martinez named CFO of Orange group

The Orange group has announced the appointment of Laurent Martinez, the current CFO of Alstom, as Executive Director in charge of Finance, Performance and Development from September 1st. Jean-Michel Thibaud, Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Group, will act as interim manager during this transition period. Martinez has been Alstom’s Chief Financial Officer and member […]

April 14, 2023

Arianespace’s Vega rocket loss explained

Arianespace says that a faulty component caused the loss of one of its Italian-made Vega rockets on December 20th 2022. The problem was probably caused by a faulty carbon component – in effect, a nozzle – which Italian aerospace group Avio had purchased from a supplier in Ukraine, Arianespace revealed as it published findings of […]

March 6, 2023