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Eutelsat 13G now testing signals

Shortly, Eutelsat 13G, the operator’s very latest satellite, will be positioned at its ‘home’ location, 13 degrees East, but meanwhile it is being tested near 12 degrees East where reportedly four signals are being transmitted to ensure coverage is as expected. 13G was launched back in November 2022 and in February 2023, its sister craft […]

April 17, 2023

Report: Super-constellations “too ambitious”

There are many satellite super-constellations under development. Elon Musk gets plenty of headlines with his SpaceX Starlink system, followed by the Jeff Bezos Kuiper Project, the rapidly growing SES O3b group of satellites and existing orbital services from the likes of Iridium. But there are others, and a report from management consultants McKinsey says that […]

April 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Kepler raises $92m in fresh funding

Toronto-based Kepler Communications has raised $92 million in a Series C funding round as part of its project to launch an “internet ready” satellite optical data relay system to compliment its existing radio frequency network. Since 2016, the company has raised more than $200 million in equity, with support from Costanoa Ventures, Canaan Partners, Tribe […]

April 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat orders another space tug rescue

Intelsat has ordered a Mission Extension Pod (MEP) from Northrop Grumman’s SpaceLogistics, which will add life to an Intelsat satellite and provide uninterrupted services to many customers. The MEP jet pack often referred to as a ‘space tug’ will be installed by SpaceLogistics’ mission robotic vehicle (MRV) on an Intelsat satellite operating in geosynchronous orbit, […]

April 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

ViaSat-3 Americas satellite readies launch

Viasat, the global communications company, has confirmed the scheduled launch date for the ViaSat-3 Americas satellite is April 18th, during an approximately one-hour long launch window opening at 7:29pm EDT. The ViaSat-3 satellite will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite will be sent into […]

April 14, 2023

UK unveils future telecoms strategy

According to the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, digital infrastructure is crucial to unlocking opportunities for growth and prosperity and delivering the department’s mission to put the UK at the forefront of global scientific and technological advancement. Future telecoms is one of the  critical technologies identified in its recently published Science and Technology Framework. […]

April 11, 2023By Colin Mann

Yahsat invests in Astrocast

Yahsat, which also controls Abu Dhabi-based Thuraya Telecommunications, is putting $17.5 million (€16m) into a satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) operator Astrocast. Astrocast is based in Switzerland and the investment is in the form of a convertible loan and will help with Astrocast’s target which is to raise almost $48 million this year. Astrocast has […]

April 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

SES, NTT partnership

NTT, an IT infrastructure and services company, and SES have announced a multi-year partnership to use SES satellites to deliver NTT’s Edge as a Service to enterprise customers. The collaboration will bring together NTT’s expertise in networking and enterprise managed services with SES’s satellite capabilities to deliver reliable connectivity to enterprises that must meet surges […]

April 4, 2023

Nilesat declares dividend

Cairo-based satellite operator Nilesat has declared payment of a cash dividend equal to $0.45 per share. Payment to shareholders will be made on April 13th. While the 45c to be paid is the same as that for 2021, it is a reduction of that paid in 2020 (55c) and 2019 (60c). Nilesat has improved its […]

March 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Petrov named GVF Acting Secretary General

GVF, the global association of the entire satellite industry ecosystem, has announced that following the forthcoming departure of Secretary General David Meltzer, Irina Petrov, GVF’s Vice President for Marketing & Membership, has been appointed as Acting Secretary General, effective May 24th. Meltzer, based at GVF’s Washington, D.C. Office has served as Secretary General since 2018, […]

March 30, 2023