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Egypt’s EGYPTSAT-A Successfully Launched By Russia Despite Slight Launch Issue

Egypt’s latest high-resolution Earth observation satellite, EGYPTSAT-A, was successfully launched on board a Soyuz launch vehicle with a Fregat upper stage from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan late on 21 February 2019. While EGYPTSAT-A was eventually placed in its intended orbit at 650 kilometres altitude, there were reportedly some issues …

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Afghanistan Broadcasting System Selects Eutelsat To Provide Capacity For DTH Platform

Eutelsat Communications and Afghanistan Broadcasting System (ABS) have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for video capacity on the EUTELSAT-53A satellite. ABS will use EUTELSAT-53A’s Ku-band resources over Central Asia to provide nationwide coverage for the launch of its new DTH platform, Oqaab HD+. This platform will be enriched in the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Private Investment Into Chinese Space – Balancing Control With Innovation

By Blaine Curcio and Tianyi Lan Many would correctly say that much of the innovation in the Western space industry over the past decade has occurred because of the private sector. While billionaires such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos get a disproportionate share of media coverage, there are dozens …

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Eutelsat Leases Video Capacity On EUTELSAT-8 West B To Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation And Association Of Ethiopian Broadcasters

Eutelsat Communications has signed simultaneous multi-year contracts with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters for video capacity on its EUTELSAT-8 West B satellite. The aggregate of these contracts represents multi-transponder capacity, including incremental resources. Leveraging EUTELSAT-8 West B satellite’s dedicated coverage of Ethiopia, both media groups …

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EU Selects SES Networks To Provide SATCOM Connectivity For European Maritime Safety Organisation UAV’s

SES Networks’ managed services will boost connectivity for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) services of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) provided to EU Member States and Agencies. These maritime surveillance activities supported by SES Networks are aimed at improving maritime security and safety operations, as well as response to …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat Teams With BridgeSat To Provide Laser Satellite Communications

Es’hailSat, Qatar Satellite Company and BridgeSat have announced a strategic relationship that will provide businesses and governments across the Middle East with affordable access to laser-based satellite broadband services. This is the latest milestone toward BridgeSat’s goal of providing organizations worldwide with a faster, less expensive and most secure alternative to …

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Australia’s Sydney Teleport Services To Establish Gateway With PSSI Teleport In Pittsburgh

PSSI Global Services and Sydney Teleport Services (STS) are collaborating to establish a gateway between PSSI International Teleport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the STS teleport in Sydney, Australia. This connection expands both companies’ broadcast footprints to cover the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. This new bidirectional connection means PSSI …

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France And Singapore Discuss Space Innovation And Economic Development Cooperation

The head of the French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, took part in the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) in Singapore on 15 February 2019, a yearly event bringing together the world’s premier players in space. On this occasion, he underlined the …

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UK Space Agency Gives OneWeb $23.2 Million Funding For Next-Gen Constellation

Affordable worldwide internet coverage is one step closer as of 18 February 2019, after 18 million pounds (U.S.$23.2 million) of UK Space Agency funding was awarded to OneWeb through the European Space Agency (ESA), to aid the development of its next generation satellite constellation. A global communications network in space, …

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UAE’s Yahsat And Thuraya Unveil MILSATCOM Solutions At Abu Dhabi’s IDEX 2019

Yahsat, the UAE’s leading global satellite operator, together with Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, are displaying the latest government and military satellite communication technologies at this year’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-21 February 2019. During the five-day exhibition, Yahsat Government …

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