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Satcom Direct, OneWeb, QEST antenna collab

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, announced at EBACE 2022, a new three-way partnership agreement with OneWeb, the global communications company powered from space, and QEST, a player in aeronautical antennas. The collaboration is to progress development of an Electronic Phased Array antenna to support OneWeb’s advancing mobility services. The agreement also covers a […]

May 25, 2022

SES wins US Trojan contract

SES has been awarded a US Government Trojan contract. The agreement sees SES Government Solutions (SES GS) gain a follow-on contract which supports the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) for up to a five-year period. SES says that using SES’s global network of satellite services, SES GS will continue to support the Army’s […]

May 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Inmarsat wins NASA contract

NASA has selected London-based satellite operator Inmarsat as a delivery partner for its Communications Services Project (CSP). Under the Funded Space Act Agreement (FSAA), NASA will partner with Inmarsat to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of providing commercial satellite communications (satcom) capabilities as a service for future spacecraft users in near-Earth orbit. Inmarsat’s government division […]

April 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb selects Kymeta for additional distribution

Kymeta, best known for its flat panel antennas, and OneWeb Technologies have reached an agreement to distribute broadband connectivity services to the US government. The new managed satellite service offering enables Kymeta to provide government customers with hardware solutions that are packaged with secure and resilient network access from OneWeb Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary […]

April 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

FBI warns of further satellite cyber attacks

A report from the FBI and the USA’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency says more attempts similar to the recent hacking of Viasat’s KA-SAT communications satellite are likely. The report says that the current problems surrounding Russia means that satellite operators and service companies must examine their critical infrastructure and review and implement much stronger […]

March 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eclipse distribution agreement with OneWeb

Eclipse Global Connectivity is now an authorised OneWeb Distribution Partner (DP), following a signed agreement late last year. Through the partnership, Eclipse will offer new low-latency, fibre-like airtime services, hardware systems and certifications to government aircraft across Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA) to facilitate a broad range of operational and mission goals. “Our […]

February 24, 2022

Cobham SATCOM joins the DIFI

Cobham SATCOM, a global provider of satellite communications solutions to the land and maritime sectors, and the Digital IF Interoperability Consortium (DIFI), the independent space industry group formed to advance interoperability in satellite and ground system networks, have announced Cobham’s membership in the DIFI Consortium. Cobham is a long-standing proponent of standard interfaces, reflected in […]

February 7, 2022

Telesat chooses Cobham terminals

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat has struck an agreement with Cobham for its Tracker 4000 terminals for Telesat’s planned low Earth orbiting Lightspeed satellite constellation. Under the terms of the agreement, Cobham SATCOM will manufacture, integrate, and install advanced Ka-band tracking antennas at Telesat’s sites throughout the world, and provide long-term logistics and maintenance support. The […]

February 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite comms sector worth $46bn by 2028

Fortune Business Insights, in a report on the satellite communications (SATCOM) market potential says that the sector will be worth $46.5 billion (€39.4bn) by 2028. The industry is set to gain

July 23, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Downstream satellite worth $7.5bn by 2030

The value of DTH broadcasting is common knowledge, but there’s an enormous market elsewhere in the satellite industry. The ‘downstream’ segment is covered in a major report from Euroconsult. With the broadcast element,

July 13, 2021By Chris Forrester