Asian satellite fleet operators are divided over whether U.S.-based ViaSat Inc.’s terabit-per-second ViaSat-3 satellite or anything like it is viable in Asia, and whether Western fleet owners’ rush into mobility markets is a smart move.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 15 successfully placed two all-electric commercial telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit in a repeat of a nearly identical mission conducted in March 2015 with the same two customers.
Fast-growing satellite fleet operator ABS is for sale by its owner, private-equity investor Permira, a sale that has been long expected but that has been slowed by what industry officials said was a difference between Permira’s price floor and prospective buyers’ price ceiling.
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The president of satellite fleet operator ABS continued his efforts to rally other operators of geostationary-orbit satellites against OneWeb Ltd., the startup planning a fleet of 720 satellites in low Earth orbit to provide Ku-band broadband services worldwide.
Asian satellite fleet operators on Oct. 27 said their market faces the dual challenge of a slow-growing demand for traditional satellite applications and a still-growing number of national operators whose governments care about flags in space and not about market economics.
As a second U.S. satellite manufacturer reported losing contracts because of the lack of export credit financing, industry executives argued that reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. is essential for American companies to compete globally for many commercial satellite and launch contracts.
ABS-3A, launched in March aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, entered into service about one month ahead of schedule.
Satellite fleet operator ABS’s planned purchase of a third all-electric telecommunications satellite from Boeing has been stalled since the July 1 closure of the U.S. Export-Import bank, whose financing had been key to the deal, ABS and industry officials said.
The two commercial geostationary-orbit telecommunications satellites launched March 1 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket — a launch that debuted a new all-electric satellite design by Boeing — are expected to reach their final orbits at least a month ahead of schedule, their owners said.