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Devas wins modest Intelsat pay-out

Devas Multimedia has been awarded a tiny – but perhaps morally valuable – pay-out from an old obligation and legal actions. Devas says it has “seized” $87,457.47 due to it from Intelsat. Devas has been fighting in assorted courts to access cash awarded to it by numerous courts in its extremely long-running action against India’s […]

August 19, 2022

ISRO earns huge Forex revenues

India’s State Research Organisation (ISRO) earned a record $279 million (€273.7m) in valuable foreign exchange as a result of its rocket and space activity. Minister Jitendra Singh told parliament that ISRO had successfully launched 345 foreign satellites from 34 countries. ISRO works though a commercial division, New Space India, which looks after cash-generating activity for […]

July 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas vs Antrix rages on

Devas Multimedia won a $1.2 billion (€1.17bn) arbitration award in 2015, confirmed by a US Federal Court back in October 2020. The award was compensation for alleged illegal activity at India’s Antrix which was the commercial arm of India’s State Research Organisation (ISRO). The US District Court in Washington, on July 13th, insisted that the […]

July 20, 2022

OneWeb talks India launches

OneWeb says that an upcoming launch of batches of its satellites on Indian rockets will help speed the deployment of its broadband-by-satellite service in India. OneWeb, backed in part by Bharti Group and the UK government, admitted that its launch schedule had been impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war but hoped to recover some of the […]

July 12, 2022

India will permit privately-owned satellites

In a major change of government policy, the chairman of India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr S Somaneth has confirmed that locally owned private entities can own and operate certain satellites serving India. The change also extends to the developing, building and launching of rockets and the establishment of a privately backed launch facility. Currently, […]

July 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

India confirms OneWeb launches

A massive Indian rocket (GSLV Mk3) will launch in October, and again in January 2023, carrying satellites for the OneWeb low Earth orbiting mega-constellation. India’s Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chairman, Dr S Somanath confirmed the order from OneWeb and explained that the October launch would be the maiden flight for the rocket. The GSLV Mk3 […]

July 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Double success for Arianespace

An Ariane 5 rocket successfully orbited two satellites at 18.50pm local time on June 22nd from the French Guiana spaceport. MEASAT-3d for the Malaysian operator and GSAT-24 for India’s Space Research Organisation were the rocket’s two passengers in what was the first Ariane launch this year. “Mission VA257 will improve broadband coverage in the Asia-Pacific […]

June 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Measat-3d and India’s GSAT-24 satellites readied

Measat’s latest satellite, its 3d ‘triple payload’ with Ku, Ka, C-band and even L-band on board, is due to launch on June 22nd. Also on board the Arianespace rocket will be India’s GSAT-24. The Arianespace launch, from Kourou in French Guiana, will be the first of the year. Arianespace’s Mission VA257 will help improve the […]

April 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

India ramps up rocket launch capability

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is identifying its programme of tasks to be carried out in 2022 and what steps can be taken to increase the number of satellite launches and its manufacturing. According to Sreedhara Somanath, Chairman of ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space, new rockets coming on stream during this year include three […]

March 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb abandons Russian launch

London-based broadband satellite operator OneWeb has abandoned its planned Russian launch of 36 extra craft for its mega-constellation. The decision was taken at a OneWeb board meeting held in London. The launch should have taken place from Baikonur in a Russian-controlled portion of Kazakhstan on March 4th. But Russian space agency Roscosmos had demanded that […]

March 3, 2022By Chris Forrester