About the Canadian Spce Commerce Associations Canadian SmallSat Symposium 2018 (CCSS18)
The central theme of the CCSS18 is SMALL SATELLITES, RESPONSIBLE REVOLUTION. The sustainability of space is at risk given the demand and opportunity for…
SoftBank is actively considering future investments in the satellite industry, including investments related to low-Earth orbit broadband startup OneWeb, the head of SoftBank’s merger and acquisition and corporate finance division said today.
A U.S. Federal Communications Commission requirement that developers of non-geostationary-orbit (NGSO) satellite systems provide full coverage of the United States to get market access has prospective megaconstellation operators pitted against each other.
EchoStar is not raising a new competitor by investing in and building technology for OneWeb’s low-Earth orbit constellation, a company executive said Nov. 10.
SpaceX and OneWeb say they are within months of launching the first satellites in their competing megaconstellations of broadband smallsats designed to bring internet to every corner of the globe.
WASHINGTON and MOSCOW — Five years ago this month, Intelsat ordered the first of what is now six high-throughput Epic-class satellites. That soon-to-be global network is now mostly in orbit, with the fifth satelli…
In contrast to the millions of cars and thousands of airplanes produced annually, satellites are produced in much lower numbers. Even OneWeb’s mega-constellation, doesn’t provide the scale needed to justify the upfront expense of automating assembly.
The OneWeb-Airbus joint venture tasked with building 900 satellites for OneWeb plans to keep its first production line in France running to build satellites for other operators.
Intelsat-33e, which took longer to enter service because of a broken thruster, is now taking longer than expected to fill with paying customers.
Satellite broadband startup OneWeb says no other system on its low-Earth orbit satellites will be built for higher reliability than the deorbit module it is including to prevent the creation of space debris.
Work on the first 10 satellites formally started Tuesday at an Airbus factory on France, with a goal of having the satellites completed and launched by next April.
The companies signed the contract Thursday with the European Space Agency, which procures the satellites on behalf of the EU.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai signaled his support for the company, saying its system "holds unique promise to expand internet access in remote and rural areas."