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Next OneWeb launch slips to March

A planned January launch of 36 OneWeb broadband satellites has slipped from January to March. Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos says it has adjusted the launch date to March 5th. The last launch was on December 27th 2021 which went as planned. “In accordance with the 2022 launch schedule approved by the state corporation Roscosmos, the […]

January 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

CTM selects solutions from AsiaSat and its subsidiary One Click Go Live

CTM, a telecom service provider in Macau, has selected Asia’s premier satellite solutions provider, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and its subsidiary One Click Go Live (OCGL, formerly known as HERMES Live Technology Limited) to provide a satellite and IP-based total solution that will support CTM’s initiative in creating a ‘Digital Macau’, one of […]

January 4, 2022

Starlink: 1880 satellites in orbit

December 18th saw two SpaceX launches; the first, from California saw the successful launch of an additional 52 Starlink satellites from the Vandenberg Airforce Base, meaning that Elon Musk’s broadband constellation now has some 1880 satellites in orbit, and mostly working. The second, from SpaceX’s traditional launch site in Florida, saw the successful placing of […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

India to launch 4 foreign satellites

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has won six contracts to launch four foreign commercial satellites. The orders – which came via ISRO’s commercial arm, New Space India – are worth about €132 million in fees for ISRO according to India’s space minister Jitendra Singh. Singh told parliamentarians that from 1999 to date, a total of […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb holds onto Florida factory

OneWeb is currently building its satellites at a joint-venture facility it owns with Airbus Space & Defense in Florida. It recently emerged that it is planning to build its second-generation satellites in the UK. Airbus has existing UK manufacturing facilities in Portsmouth and Stevenage. OneWeb has now said that it has no plans to close […]

December 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

mu Space to build 200 satellites

Bangkok-based mu Space says it can build low Earth orbiting small satellites at just $4 million (€3.55m) each, and thus undercut its rivals which it says cost considerably more. mu Space is already planning to build 200 of its MU-B200 craft which are suitable for delivering 5 Gb/s internet speeds to remote locations. The company […]

December 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

Virgin Orbit invests in Hypersat, SatRevolution

Sir Richard Branson-backed Virgin Orbit has taken a 17.5 per cent stake in Earth Observation image company Hypersat, as well as investing in a funding round for Poland-based SatRevolution. Hypersat is already a client of Virgin Orbit and used Virgin’s rocket plane to launch 6 of its Hyperspectral satellites. Poland’s SatRevolution is busy raising cash […]

December 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

Sat-operators slam would-be constellations

The likes of Steve Collar, CEO at SES, have heavily criticised the 2021 trend to propose massive satellite constellations. Specifically, Collar had in mind the recent Rwanda proposal, with advice supplied by OneWeb founder Greg Wyler, for 327,230 orbiting satellites in low Earth orbit. Collar, speaking at the Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week in Paris, […]

December 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Arianespace confirms new rocket debut in 2022

Arianespace’s much-needed new Ariane 6 rocket will be available for launches in 2022. Arianespace’s CEO Stéphane Israël, speaking at the Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week in Paris, told delegates that the giant rocket would make its full test flight in the second-half of 2022. He was not specific as to when. However, there would be […]

December 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb partners with Network Innovations

OneWeb has signed up Alberta-based Network Innovations as a distribution partner to serve Canada “and across the globe” to benefit essential government and enterprise customers. OneWeb’s partnership with Network Innovations will focus on expanding bandwidth for government and enterprise markets. Utilising the power of OneWeb’s network, Network Innovations can augment its engineered solutions by adding […]

December 15, 2021By Chris Forrester