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OneWeb secures Pakistan distribution

Satellite constellation operator OneWeb has won distribution over Pakistan. An agreement between its OneWeb/NEOM joint-venture has been signed with REDtone Telecommunications, which is a licensed telcoand digital services provider. The newly formed OneWeb/NEOM Tech & Digital JV will bring high-speed satellite connectivity to NEOM, Saudi Arabia, the wider Middle East and neighbouring countries including Pakistan. […]

November 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

FCC licenses new LEO constellation from Boeing

Boeing’s plans for a 147-fleet of V-band low Earth orbiting satellites have been given approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC says its licence covers Boeing’s plans for a broadband and communications services for residential, commercial, institutional, governmental, and professional users in the US and globally. “Advanced satellite broadband services have an important […]

November 5, 2021By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat 80A goes to graveyard orbit

Eutelsat’s 80A satellite has reached its end-of-life having more than exceeded its minimum design life of 12-years of operation. Eutelsat 80A was launched from Florida in May 2000. It was also called Eutelsat W4 and has thus completed well over 20 years service. Various technical data suggests that the satellite was being raised by about […]

November 5, 2021By Chris Forrester

Next OneWeb launch in December

The next launch of about 34 OneWeb broadband satellites is scheduled for December 27th, according to Russian news agency TASS quoting space agency Roscosmos. “The launch of a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a Fregat booster and OneWeb satellites is scheduled for the end of December from the Vostok launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome,” Roscosmos […]

November 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Kleos Space hires McCarthy

Padraig McCarthy has joined Kleos Space as a director. McCarthy is well-known to the satellite industry from his time as CFO/Finance Director at SES. McCarthy is currently a Partner at the private equity firm NewSpace Capital and an independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at listed self-storage company Shurgard. He brings more than two […]

November 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Research: 71% US homes still pay-TV subs

Findings from Leichtman Research Group’s study, Pay-TV in the U.S. 2021, indicate that 71 per cent of TV households nationwide have some form of pay-TV service.  The percentage of TV households that have a live pay-TV service (via cable, satellite, Telco, or Internet-delivered vMVPD) is down from 82 per cent in 2016, 87 per cent […]

October 27, 2021

Jeffries cuts satellite industry coverage

Investment bank Jefferies is no longer covering the satellite industry in guidance for its clients. The companies affected are Eutelsat, SES, Echostar and Viasat. Its final ratings, guidance and share price targets are: · Eutelsat: Buy, €15.5 (currently €12.51) · SES: Buy, €11.5 (currently €7.87) · Echostar: Hold, $28.0 (currently $24.15) · Viasat: Hold, $57.5 […]

October 26, 2021By Chris Forrester

SES-17 successfully launched

An Arianespace rocket has successfully launched SES’s latest satellite – its most comprehensive with almost 200 spot beams covering the Americas, the Caribbean and Atlantic. Launch was at 02.10am UTC on October 24th SES-17 is an all Ka-band craft and will eventually operate from the 67.1 degrees West slot and is primarily designed to serve […]

October 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

SES talks SES-17 launch

SES is using Arianespace to launch its latest high-tech satellite on October 22nd. In anticipation of the launch, SES held a round table meeting with some of the key players in the preparation and build of the satellite. Herve Derrey, EVP Space at Thales Group, told delegates that the SES satellite was one of what […]

October 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

India looks to tap into trillion dollar space industry

Dr S Somanath, director of India’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), part of the nation’s India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) speaking at India’s pavilion at the Dubai EXPO event, said: “The space sector is on its way to becoming a trillion-dollar industry and the role of start-ups will be crucial in this journey.” He explained […]

October 21, 2021By Chris Forrester