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Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions to Support Astranis in Mission to Bring Widespread Internet Connectivity to Alaska

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions and Astranis have announced that they are working together to support Astranis’ efforts to bring widespread broadband Internet access to the people of Alaska. Astranis’ small geostationary earth orbit (GEO) communications satellite will more than triple the amount of current satellite capacity available in Alaska, where …

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Kacific Taps ABS’ Ground Infrastructure for Its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the Greater Pacific Region

As Kacific plans for the launch of its Kacific1 satellite later in the year, it has selected ABS for its ground infrastructure. ABS’ teleport in Subic Bay, the Philippines, will host, operate and provide first level support for its gateway hub. Kacific1 will be a pioneering High Throughput Satellite (HTS) …

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ESA and GomSpace Luxembourg Sign Contract for Continued Constellation Management Development

GomSpace Luxembourg and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a development contract at a value of EUR 1,425,000 for GomSpace Luxembourg’s continued development of the Mega-Constellation Operations Platform (MCOP) product. The development of MCOP was initiated in 2018 under the first development contract resulting in development of a minimum …

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Capella Space Partners with SpaceNet to Expand Access to SAR Data

Capella Space has partnered with SpaceNet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating open source, artificial intelligence (AI) applied research for geospatial applications. Capella joins the collaborative SpaceNet partnership alongside In-Q-Tel’s (IQT) CosmiQ Works, Maxar Technologies, Intel AI and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Capella’s addition to the partnership presents an exciting …

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Viasat, ReadyNet Demonstrate High-Speed Satellite Internet across Jamaica, Bringing Connectivity to Communities and Businesses

In a public demonstration, attended by Jamaican regulators and government agencies including the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, ViaSat and ReadyNet successfully showed how Viasat’s high-speed satellite internet service could help connect communities and businesses across Jamaica. The demonstration took place in Portland, Jamaica, a community located on the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Val Munsami of South African National Space Agency

Formed in 2010, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been making huge strides forward. Though the Agency was only founded nine years ago, South Africa’s involvement in space goes back to the second half of the 20th century, with projects that included observing the Earth’s magnetic field at …

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Optus Business and Myriota Form First-of-its-Kind Agreement to Bolster Remote IoT Coverage

Optus Business today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Myriota, the global leader in nanosatellite Internet of Things (IoT), with a view to providing remote and regional connectivity for IoT devices and applications. An Australian first, the major telco-nanosatellite provider agreement will bring together Optus’ premium national …

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ESA Searches for Ideas on Exploration of Lunar Caves

The European Space Agency (ESA) is asking for ideas on how to explore lunar caves. While the surface of the Moon has been well-documented with cameras onboard several satellite missions, relatively little is known about the presence and nature of subsurface cavities. In volcanic areas of the lunar maria, planetary …

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Hughes Partners with Startup to Create New Solutions for Extending LTE Coverage Using Helicopters, UAVs

HUGHES, in partnership with Virtual Network Communications will develop new joint solutions to extend mobile network connectivity using an integrated combination of VNC’s deployable LTE technology with Hughes JUPITER™ and HM satellite systems. The new solutions support various global applications for government, militaries, first responders, and commercial Mobile Network Operators …

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