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SES, Gilat extend strategic cooperation

Satellite networking technology, solutions, and services provider Gilat Satellite Networks has  been awarded multimillion-dollar orders from satellite operator SES as the companies extend global strategic cooperation. SES, in cooperation with Gilat, is expanding its SATCOM business reach utilising Gilat’s SkyEdge IV multi-orbit, multi-service capabilities. These activities represent follow-on orders stemming from the strategic partnership formed […]

September 6, 2022

SES H1: Video still under pressure

While the market will no doubt be talking about a potential merger between SES and Intelsat, SES reported its half-year financials on August 4th. However, the numbers show that SES’s Video division, still a very important element of the company’s revenue stream, was down 7 per cent (y-o-y) despite being helped by a growing income […]

August 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES signs new cruise contract

SES has announced that it has signed an O3b mPOWER satellite connectivity contract with a “landmark ship of a leading family cruise line” – but has not revealed the identity of the cruise line. The cruise line’s existing fleet will also transition its connectivity to SES’s second-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system O3b mPOWER, alongside […]

July 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES wins NASA contract

SES Government Solution (SES GS) division has secured a valuable NASA contract. The new NASA business comes in partnership with Planet Labs PBC (Planet), and has been awarded in the form of a Funded Space Act Agreement from NASA’s Communications Services Project (CSP) to support the development and demonstration of near-Earth communication services in support […]

May 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES: “Solid start to 2022”

SES has reported its Q1 financials on with CEO Steve Collar saying that the company had made a “solid start” to 2022. Its Q1 Video division revenues, however, declined 6.4 per cent to €251 million, despite important client renewals being secured. Excluding US wholesale, Video was 4.1 per cent lower than Q1 2021 as ‘right-sizing’ […]

May 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES taps into key supercomputer tests

A joint team of researchers at the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and SES have received early access to Luxembourg’s supercomputer MeluXina to carry out tests to effectively optimise satellite performance and allocate spectrum, SES, SnT and LuxProvide. SES says that MeluXina is ranked among the top 50 installations […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Moody’s down rates some SES debt

Moody’s Investors Service credit ratings agency has given a “negative outlook” to certain debt owed by satellite operator SES. Moody’s overall rating is their Baa2 rating on SES SA and SES Global Americas Holdings GP. Moody’s says the outlook for both entities remains negative. “The ratings affirmation reflects the slower reduction in the company’s revenues, […]

March 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpaceX targets March 3 for next Starlink launch

SpaceX, just days after launching 60 Starlink satellites from California, has scheduled the launch of about 50 satellites on March 3rd from Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX has a third Starlink flight planned for next week on March 8th, also from Florida. These two flights, plus two previous launches earlier in February (3rd and 21st), will […]

March 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Marlink, SES O3b mPOWER partnership Smart Network Company Marlink and SES have signed a multi-year, multi-million-euro deal, which will enable Marlink’s customers to access SES’s next-generation medium earth orbit constellation (MEO) — O3b mPOWER, the two long-term partners announced today. Under the agreement, Marlink will offer the high-throughput and low-latency O3b mPOWER dedicated connectivity services […]

February 9, 2022

Gilat wins SkyEdge IV order from SES

Israel-based satellite networking specialist Gilat Satellite Networks has expanded its strategic partnership with SES. SES has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform to operate with its SES-17 satellite, a very high throughput satellite (VHTS) to provide fixed services and mobility services. Gilat’s SkyEdge IV is a multi-orbit platform that was designed to interface and smoothly integrate […]

February 8, 2022By Chris Forrester