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Bank favours SES, Intelsat merger

SES will announce its Q1 results on May 4th. Analysts from Berenberg Bank say that for the past six quarter-years the satellite operator has disappointed with at least two of its key deliverables. But the bank is still sticking to its ‘BUY’ rating, albeit with a slightly reduced price target for SES share price (of […]

April 27, 2023

Intelsat strengthens partnership with Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks, a specialist in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, has announced that Intelsat is strengthening its strategic partnership and expanding its In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) and Cellular Backhaul capabilities with significant multimillion dollar orders for Gilat’s multi-service platforms and terminals. Gilat’s platforms will be used to empower Intelsat with augmented capacity in North […]

April 24, 2023

Intelsat ‘Class Action’ judge ready to decide

Intelsat’s long-running Class Action lawsuit against key shareholders alleging insider trading will be decided by a judge on the basis of documents and motions already filed to the court. The judge in the case has cancelled a planned full court hearing (which called for a jury trial) and dismissed some of the motions in the […]

April 20, 2023

Intelsat orders another space tug rescue

Intelsat has ordered a Mission Extension Pod (MEP) from Northrop Grumman’s SpaceLogistics, which will add life to an Intelsat satellite and provide uninterrupted services to many customers. The MEP jet pack often referred to as a ‘space tug’ will be installed by SpaceLogistics’ mission robotic vehicle (MRV) on an Intelsat satellite operating in geosynchronous orbit, […]

April 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat IS-40e success

April 7th saw SpaceX launch Intelsat’s latest satellite, a high throughput craft dubbed IS-40e, into its geostationary transfer orbit. IS-40e also carried a NASA Earth-observation module. The SpaceX launch used a Falcon 9 booster that had already flown three times previously (“flight proven” in the SpaceX parlance). The booster landed flawlessly on the floating barge […]

April 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat’s 40e arrives for launch

Intelsat’s latest addition to its fleet, its I-40e ‘epic’ craft has arrived at the SpaceX launch site in Florida. Launch time is 04.39am UTC on April 7th, subject to the usual weather considerations and technical limitations. SpaceX will use one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The satellite is an ‘Epic’ version and will join the […]

April 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat Action: “Core deficiencies remain”

The long-running Class Action against alleged Intelsat inside traders has seen a rebuttal submitted by the Defendants. They argue that the Plaintiffs have failed to make their case and has not made any plausible facts demonstrating that Intelsat obtained any material non-public information prior to the Defendants [sale of shares]. The rebuttal calls for the […]

April 3, 2023

Market reacts to SES, Intelsat rumours

The potential link between the world’s two largest satellite operators, SES and Intelsat, is intriguing the market. The news – at this stage more rumour than hard fact – follows on from a slew of similar mergers/acquisitions in the sector including Viasat’s upcoming purchase of Inmarsat, Eutelsat’s merger with OneWeb, and plenty of smaller satellite-based […]

March 31, 2023

SES confirms Intelsat merger discussions

In response to rumours in the market, satellite operator SES has confirmed that the company has engaged in discussions regarding a possible combination with Intelsat. “At this stage, there can be no certainty that a transaction would materialise. The Board of SES remains fully committed to acting in the best interest of SES and its […]

March 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

SES vs Intelsat: Appeal hearing March 20

The extremely long-running C-band legal action between the world’s two largest satellite operators, SES and Intelsat, is due in court next Monday, March 20th. SES is arguing that it is entitled to a 50 per cent share of the FCC’s compensation payments for the pair’s certain satellite C-band frequencies which the FCC subsequently auctioned off […]

March 16, 2023