Advanced Television


Analyst: OneWeb modifies size of orbital fleet

Analysts at Quilty Space report that OneWeb’s Gen-1 network will be slightly smaller than originally anticipated. A tweet from OneWeb’s CTO confirmed that the company’s last launch, a May/June Falcon 9 mission, will carry only 16 OneWeb satellites. That means the final Gen-1 satellite count will be 634, or 14 less than the original plan […]

May 4, 2023

Hispasat’s Amazonas Nexus to enter into service

Hispasat’s new satellite has completed the necessary ground infrastructure for its entry into service in the middle of this year. Amazonas Nexus is specially designed to offer high quality connectivity for air and maritime mobility services and will effectively contribute to reduce the digital gap in Latin America in an efficient way. Hispasat has reached […]

May 4, 2023

Forecast: 1,846 small satellite launches per year

In the period 2012 to 2021 there were just 466 smaller satellites per year launched into orbit. Euroconsult forecasts that in the decade from 2022 to 2031 the expected number jumps to 1,846 per year. That earlier period showed that the average weight of these smaller craft was some 141 kgs. The current decade is […]

May 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

John Deere adopting satellite for connectivity

Illinois-based John Deere, the agricultural machinery manufacturer, enjoyed revenue of $52.5 billion last year. Its users are increasingly dependent on modern technology to keep their farms functioning 24/7, and usually without human control. Until now John Deere has depended on conventional WiFi and telco connectivity for these independent machines. But remote sites and many overseas […]

May 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

SES confirms IRIS² constellation bid

SES has confirmed that it has joined a group of European space and telecommunications players, including rival Eutelsat, which have come together to form a partnership to respond to the European Commission’s call for tender related to the future European satellite constellation IRIS² (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite). The IRIS² satellite constellation […]

May 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

SES wins CNT for Galapagos Islands

Helped by the availability of its latest O3b mPOWER satellites, SES has won a contract from CNT Ecuador which will use mPOWER to carry Internet and cellular services for the Galapagos Islands. Telecom provider CNT and SES announced what they describe as a major Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite capacity expansion agreement to deliver more […]

April 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

US Space Force, DISA award CTC contract to SES

SES Space & Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, will provide satellite communications capabilities in support of the US Army Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WINT-T) training activities. The five-year Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Transponded Capacity (CTC) contract worth $27.54 million has been awarded by the US Space Force’s Commercial SATCOM Communication Office (CSCO) through Defense Information […]

April 24, 2023

Eutelsat joins GSOA

Eutelsat Communications has become a full member of the Brussels-based Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA), the CEO-driven association representing global and regional satellite operators. By joining GSOA, Eutelsat says it showcases its support towards a robust satellite communications sector with a united global voice, connecting the world in a sustainable way. Together with its fellow […]

April 21, 2023

Dish TV orders Maxar satellite

Maxar Technologies, a provider of comprehensive space solutions and secure, precise, geospatial intelligence, has received an order for a direct broadcast satellite from Dish, designated ES XXV. This geostationary (GEO) communications satellite will be operated by Dish and deliver content across North America. ES XXV will be built on the Maxar 1300 series platform at […]

April 18, 2023

Inmarsat satellite suffers outage

Aircraft and shipping were hit by problems with Inmarsat’s I-4 F1 satellite on April 17th. The satellite covers the Asia-Pacific region and is located at 143.5 degrees East and in particular covering the Australia and New Zealand regions. The problem is a “full […] extended outage” of services according to Inmarsat. The satellite, built by […]

April 18, 2023By Chris Forrester