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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

Red Eléctrica pilots satellite connectivity over power towers

Red Eléctrica Group, through its ownership of Spanish satellite operator Hispasat, and electricity distribution business (Red Eléctrica de España) and Elewit, the Group’s technological platform, has carried out a pilot project on a Madrid electricity sub-station in Galapagar to demonstrate the viability of the use of high-voltage electrical infrastructure to provide satellite connectivity that extends […]

October 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite 5G could reach 400m subs by 2030

A report from analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasts that satellite-based 5G access could attract 400 millions of subscribers by 2030. The subscribing numbers will be made up of Smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “Beyond traditional telco areas, multiple segments show accelerated growth from transition to 5G, generating $125.5 billion in cumulative […]

October 19, 2021By Chris Forrester

Rwanda files with ITU for 327,000 satellites

In a filing that could be right out of science-fiction, the small East African state of Rwanda has formally filed an application with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva to license a huge number of low Earth orbiting satellites. The ITU has confirmed the application which will now proceed through the its conventional application […]

October 18, 2021