Advanced Television


Airbus wins extra business for Florida factory

Airbus has won a series of contracts for a number of new satellites which will be built at its joint-venture (with OneWeb) Florida factory. The first couple of craft will be built at the Airbus facility in Toulouse prior to shifting construction to the Florida production base. The 15-unit order comes from San Francisco-based Loft […]

January 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES promotes Hemingway to CSPO

John-Paul Hemingway, currently heading up SES’s Networks division, is being promoted to Chief Strategy & Product Officer (CSPO). Hemingway is being tasked to build and deliver the services and solutions that create the most value for SES customers and partners, as well as their end-users. “The newly-created function brings together the Corporate Strategy, Product, Commercial […]

January 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES responds to Intelsat in FCC dispute

Last week saw Intelsat’s lawyers submit their arguments to the court in advance of the trial scheduled for February 7th. Intelsat gave a number of reasons why they believe the SES claim for 50 per cent of the FCC’s incentive payments for clearing C-Band spectrum should fail. Lawyers for SES, on January 14th, submitted their […]

January 17, 2022

Measat, Azercosmos beam to Africa

Azercosmos is to use its powerful C-band beams that cover most of Africa to provide satellite services. The company is working with Malaysia’s Measat to use the Azerspace-1 craft which operates from 46 degrees East for the service. The pair say that under the agreement with Measat, Azercosmos will provide the continued seamless distribution of […]

January 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES vs Intelsat: Down to the details

The long-running dispute between SES and Intelsat over the SES claim for a full 50 per cent share of the FCC’s C-band accelerate incentive payments is now getting to the focal point in their arguments. Intelsat’s lawyers submitted 134 pages of Exhibits that they depend on and potentially used to support their rebuttal of the […]

January 14, 2022

SpaceX success for Jan 13 launch

It was another routine launch for Elon Musk’s SpaceX on January 13th. A Falcon 9 rocket placed 105 smaller satellites into orbit for a number of clients and universities. Musk’s team, despite facing a number of potential problems that frequently effect other launch providers, have seemingly managed to make the launching of satellites a wholly […]

January 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Hispasat takes 100% of Hispamar

Hispasat, the Spanish satellite operator, has acquired 19.04 per cent of the shareholding of its Brazilian subsidiary Hispamar Satélites from Telemar, after obtaining the necessary permits and authorisations from the Brazilian government. Consequently, Hispasat will hold 100 per cent of its subsidiary’s share capital. At present the Hispamar fleet is made up of the Amazonas […]

January 14, 2022

SES launches X-band service platform

Satellite operator SES has launched an X-band service platform from its Government Services division. It is being operated via a partnership with Luxembourg-based GovSat and Network Innovations. The system is called tactiXs. The full end-to-end managed service is said to provide practical, cost-effective solutions to mission parameters by allowing the customer to purchase a volume-based […]

January 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb sued by Trump business partner

A legal action has been commenced in the New York County Court by Giorgi Rtskhiladze, said to be a former business partner of former US president Donald Trump, against OneWeb. The action alleges that Rtskhiladze has not been paid by OneWeb for the role he played in getting approvals for the OneWeb constellation to be […]

January 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Scotland: Prestwick advances spaceport plan

Scotland’s South Ayrshire Council in Prestwick, near Glasgow, has started formal submissions to see its existing airport converted and expanded to allow for space-based activity as part of the Prestwick Spaceport development. The formal Proposal of Application Notice (POAN) is the first step in the planning process for Prestwick Spaceport and signals the intent to […]

January 11, 2022By Chris Forrester