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OneWeb, Connecta US distribution deal

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb and Connecta Satellite Solutions, a distributor of satellite connectivity solutions to large enterprises and governments in North America, have signed a Distribution Partnership Agreement to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity across the United States and Caribbean Territories. Connecta will be selling a full suite of OneWeb-powered connectivity […]

July 6, 2023

Telstra signs Starlink deal

Australian telco Telstra has signed an agreement to become what it says makes it the first provider in the world to offer voice-only and voice plus broadband powered by Starlink to rural and remote Telstra customers in Australia. Telstra CEO Vicki Brady said the Starlink agreement was part of Telstra’s T25 strategy commitment to launch […]

July 5, 2023

Jupiter 3 preps for launch

The massive Jupiter 3 satellite (also known as EchoStar XXIV) has arrived at Cape Canaveral in readiness for launch. The craft is the largest commercial communications satellite ever built. Built by Maxar Technologies of Palo Alto, California, it was flown in a giant Antonov aircraft to the space coast where it will undergo pre-launch testing […]

July 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Analyst: Geo-launches in decline

Analysts at Quilty Space say that the first half-year of 2023 will achieve six confirmed orders of new geostationary satellites. That would be considered more or less normal except that five of these orders are in the extremely modest sub-1000 kgs class. As at the end of June this translates into just one geostationary craft […]

July 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite IoT revenue at $7.8bn by 2030

Decreasing costs of satellite launches and lower capital outlays have enabled several new Small Satellite (SmallSat) operators (such as Swarm Technologies, Kepler, FOSSA Systems, Sateliot, Lacuna Space, HEAD Aerospace Group, and Totum Labs) to enter the satellite Internet-of-Things (IoT) market with low-cost and low-power satellite connectivity offerings. These new entities seek to challenge traditional satellite IoT incumbents, including Inmarsat, Iridium, ORBCOMM, and Globalstar, to provide a […]

June 30, 2023

ITU grants Rivada Space extra time

The ITU’s Radio Regulations Board (RRB) has approved a ‘milestone waiver’ for Rivada Space and its first batch of 300 satellites. This decision removes a major worry for Rivada which – had the waiver not been granted – would have near-scuppered the Ka-band project. The overall system calls for two batches each of 300 satellites. […]

June 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

OneWeb expands connectivity

Low Earth orbit (LEO) communications network OneWeb is expanding its connectivity services throughout Europe and the majority of the United States as it scales toward global service. Satellite powered connectivity through OneWeb is now reaching regions above the latitude of 35 degrees north. This expansion became active first at the end of May 2023, adding […]

June 28, 2023By Colin Mann

Ariane 6 explained; concerns remain

Arianespace has provided a detailed timetable for the introduction of the new Ariane 6 version. The final Ariane 5 rocket will launch on July 4th. Ariane 6 is already extremely late and the original objective was for the rocket to seamlessly take over the launch missions from Ariane 5. While managers have stressed that there […]

June 28, 2023

Wyler registers for 116,640 new satellites

Greg Wyler, a serial satellite entrepreneur, is using France to register with the International Telecommunications Union for 116,640 C-band satellites. His immediate previous project was backing 327,000 satellites using Rwanda as the registration authority. That Rwandan project has evidently died. At one stage, Wyler was involved with O3b (which is now owned by SES) and […]

June 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Safran signs MoU with Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with rocket builder Safran to supply Terran’s electric satellite propulsion systems for Safran’s US customers. The MoU was signed at the recent Paris Air Show. The agreement covers what the pair describe is to “study and validate the prerequisites for production of a new generation of […]

June 27, 2023By Chris Forrester