In the midst of a continuing fleet expansion, Indonesia’s state-owned telecommunications company PT Telkom is collocating one of its satellites with an Intelsat satellite over the Asia-Pacific region.
One day after the deadline passed for a debt swap Intelsat needs to ensure its merger with OneWeb — and a $1.7 billion investment from Japanese conglomerate Softbank — come to fruition, Intelsat has again extended the window for shareholders to participate to May 15.
Global satellite fleet operator Intelsat says mobility customers have become the “power users” of its first high-throughput satellites, providing reliable demand while other sectors warm to the new systems at a slower rate.
Sources said the company planned to extend the deadline for bondholders to exchange current bonds with new ones until mid-May.
The two companies would merge in a stock transaction under the agreement.
During his campaign, President Trump called for more airplanes, more ships and more soldiers, but said little about bolstering the space capabilities these forces rely upon.
European launch provider Arianespace completed the first of seven planned launches of its heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket this year, delivering two telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit.
Satellite operator Intelsat’s second high-throughput satellite, Intelsat 33e, entered service Jan. 29 after a protracted journey to orbit caused by a thruster malfunction, but the company has not yet decided if it will file an insurance claim.
Two commercial satellite operators, Intelsat of Luxembourg and Japan-based Sky Perfect JSAT, have committed future spacecraft to launching on Ariane 5 rockets, European launch provider Arianespace said Jan. 4.
Satellite fleet operators Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES and Eutelsat all say the long-awaited rebound in U.S. government (translation: mainly the U.S. Department of Defense) demand for bandwidth now looks to be underway.
NASA is looking into a possible connection between a thruster problem on its Juno spacecraft and a thruster problem on a new Intelsat satellite.
Satellite fleet operator Intelsat on Oct. 27 said the global satellite bandwidth pricing environment appears to be stabilizing as satellite owners stop short of an all-out price war.
Satellite fleet operator Intelsat on Sept. 27 said it had put a bondholder’s loan-default threat behind it and would pursue its balance-sheet restructuring as intended.
Satellite fleet operator Intelsat on Sept. 21 said the failure of a thruster on its recently launched IS-33e satellite could reduce the satellite’s in-orbit life, but that the effect would be minimal.