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Report: Space Economy worth $1.8tn by 2035

In the week that SpaceX has been given a market valuation of some $180 billion (€165.7bn) it is no great surprise that the overall space economy is forecast to triple in value to around $1.8 trillion and growing at twice the rate of global GDP, according to an Insight Report from the World Economic Forum, […]

April 11, 2024By Chris Forrester

Intelsat contemplates next steps

It was recently reported how Intelsat was facing up to its future and how it would compete with rival satellite operators. More detail has now emerged. Intelsat has been through something of a nightmare this past few years, emerging – more or less – from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with much reduced interest obligations and the […]

April 10, 2024

AST SpaceMobile hit by delays

AST SpaceMobile is being rebranded to AST Networks. That was the one positive slice of news to emerge from its end-of-year results. The company’s overall news didn’t help confidence with investors and its share price crashed 13.6 per cent on April 1st and another 24 per cent on April 2nd. AST undoubtedly has a great […]

April 3, 2024By Chris Forrester

Nilesat FY profits up 12%

Cairo-based Nilesat reported a 12 per cent increase in profits for the year ended December 31st 2023. The company’s profits reached $43.754 million, compared to $38.967 million in 2022. Revenues from operations also increased by 2 per cent to $101.825 million, compared to $99.859 million in 2022. The announcement was made during the company’s general […]

April 2, 2024By Chris Forrester

SES opens new Virginia HQ

Satellite operator SES has opened a new 43,000 sq ft central operations hub in Virginia which will be the operator’s main US location. The new site is based in Bristow, near Manassas in Prince William County. SES already has a giant satellite ‘dish farm’ at Manassas, Virginia. As SES’s central operations hub in the US, […]

March 27, 2024By Chris Forrester

Boeing to boost satellite manufacturing

Boeing’s famous El Segundo, California satellite factory has been turning out satellites since 1955 when it was purchased by Howard Hughes and his Aerospace Group. It had previously turned out cars including the Nash Rambler. It was the production home of the equally famous Hughes HS series of satellites including the HS-376 ‘spinners’ (the first-ever […]

March 25, 2024By Chris Forrester

SWISSto12 expanding

Switzerland-based satellite manufacturer, SWISSto12, has secured additional production space at its headquarters, almost doubling the size of its existing site to 5,700m2. Additionally, the Company has welcomed several new Satcom engineering experts to its growing team, which has increased by 25 percent since the start of 2024 to over 125 employees working across its facilities […]

March 23, 2024By Chris Forrester

Ofcom satellite services spectrum boost

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published three documents which aim to enable more spectrum access for the growing satellite connectivity sector in the UK. Satellite operators offer a range of broadband services in the UK, such as helping better to connect homes and businesses in hard-to-reach rural areas, as well as on trains, in the […]

March 22, 2024By Colin Mann

SpaceX: Starship #4 will launch in 6 weeks

SpaceX‘s president and COO Gwynne Shotwell was the star speaker at the Washington Satellite 2024 event. She touched on many key elements. She told delegates to the Satellite 2024 event in Washington that Starship Flight #3 was “incredibly successful” and that #4 would take place in “about 6 weeks”. But the flight would not carry […]

March 21, 2024

FCC: A pledge for satellites and the new space age

Jessica Rosenworcel, chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) addressed for the second year in a row the Satellite Industry Association at the Annual Leadership Dinner being held at the Washington Satellite 2024 event. She told delegates how the FCC’s new Space Bureau, established just a year previous, was now issuing licences for lunar communications, […]

March 21, 2024By Chris Forrester