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Forecast: Maritime users to increase sat-constellation spend

NSR’s Maritime SATCOM Markets, 10th Edition report finds satellite constellations from the likes of SES mPower, Starlink, OneWeb, Telesat Lightspeed, and more, poised to start a new era for maritime satellite connectivity. The revolution of low latency satellite constellations is underway, and their entrance into the Maritime market will have a profound impact on both uptake and […]

June 29, 2022

Rwanda still wants 300,000+ satellites

Last year, the tiny African state of Rwanda registered several constellations of small satellites with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), totalling more than 300,000 units. It insists it wants to go ahead with the project but wants to ensure strict safety and debris removal for its satellite users. Anuarite Umwari, Rwanda’s Space Agency legal and […]

June 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite building & launches worth $633bn by 2031

Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that some 33,000 satellites will be manufactured and launched over the next 10 years, primarily driven by non-geostationary constellations. NSR’s Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets, 12th Edition reports forecasts the global satellite manufacturing and launch market is positioned to generate $633 billion (€602.4bn) through the next decade. Primarily driven […]

June 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Belgium looks to build 500 satellites per year

Wallonia-based Aerospacelab, based in Charleroi, is building a 16,000 sq m factory with the aim of ramping up satellite production to 500 units per year. The new production line will focus on communications and Earth observation craft and is being built with backing from Charleroi’s Venture Capital Sambrinvest. The company raised €11 million in 2019 […]

June 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Turkey wants 10-satellite fleet by 2023

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking on the inauguration of the country’s Türksat 5B, said the nation wants 10 satellites in space by the end of 2023. “This satellite marks another turning point in our space adventure. With the national space program, it is our duty of honour to defend our country’s rights in space […]

June 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Optus claims “unfriendly nations” near its satellites

Australia’s Optus satellite operator says that its orbiting craft have experienced close encounters from “unfriendly nations” and that it has had to take evasive action from the close proximity within the orbital positions of its satellites. Optus’ head of satellite and space systems Nick Leake, speaking at the Australasia Satellite Forum, said: “On some occasions, […]

June 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat serving 10,000+ vessels

Intelsat is now serving more than 10,000 vessels with its FlexMaritime service. Intelsat says it has more than 2,000 of its terminals in key maritime markets since November 2021, that include merchant shipping, fishing, leisure and offshore energy. Launched in 2017, FlexMaritime is powered by a global, multi-layered, high-throughput satellite (HTS) network capable of delivering […]

June 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

South Africa plans own satellite

South Africa is ready to launch its own satellite to enhance the reach of broadband connectivity in the country, according to Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, Minster of Communications and Digital Technologies. Speaking at the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022 in a Partner to Connect session, she told delegates that South Africa was implementing a Broadband Connectivity drive […]

June 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: C-band usage by satellite networks

A report from Euroconsult has explored the current and future supply and use of the extended C-Band, the planned C-Band and the 7025-7075 Mhz Band for satellite services. It has considered for each band the uplink and downlink frequencies, including the frequency bands 3400-3700 and 6425-6725 MHz (‘extended C-band’), 4500-4800 and 6725-7025 MHz (‘planned C-band’) […]

June 2, 2022

SES renews Africa links with InterSat

SES has announced that customers of African internet provider InterSAT can continue to rely on SES’s well-positioned satellite to connect their farms, remote offices, schools and hospitals with affordable internet access across Africa due to the latest capacity renewal agreement signed by InterSAT and SES. Under the agreement, SES’s NSS-12, located at 57 degrees East, […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester