PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Intelsat on Dec. 11 said Stephen Spengler, the company’s chief commercial officer, will replace David McGlade as chief executive on April 1. McGlade will become executive chairman of the company and will…
WASHINGTON — The board of directors of the Satellite Industry Association has appointed telecommunications industry veteran Tom Stroup to serve as the advocacy group’s president, the SIA announced Dec. 9. Stroup, who most recently was c…
PARIS — Satellite fleet operator SES’s Astra 2G satellite, whose Nov. 28 launch on a Russian Proton rocket was scrapped following a last-minute issue with the rocket’s Breeze-M upper stage, will now cede its place on the Proton launch manife…
Ariane 5 rocket launches satellites for ISRO and DirecTV, the latter featuring a so-called Reverse Band payload operating in spectrum made available by U.S. and international regulators several years ago.
Eutelsat is purchasing the inaugural geostationary-orbiting spacecraft from small-satellite builder SSTL of Britain.
Mobile satellite services operator Iridium Communications on Dec. 5 reaffirmed that its Iridium 91 satellite was fully operational in orbit and had experienced no breakup or other anomalies despite a U.S. Air Force assessment to the contrary.
Hispasat selects Space Systems/Loral to build the Amazonas 5 in a move that cancels the planned Amazonas 4B satellite that Orbital was expected to build.
MDA Corp. and SSL will pay 55 percent of the award judgment, with Loral Space and Communications paying the remaining 45 percent.
SES has concluded that Ku-band is superior to Ka-band for most mobile-broadband applications.