Chris Quilty, who tracks satellite companies for investment banker Raymond James, speaks with SpaceNews Editor Warren Ferster about the recent flood of Silicon Valley investment in audacious commercial space projects.
Harris CapRock has put together a new maritime service that company officials say will keep users connected by automatically switching them to the best available network, satellite or terrestrial, at any given location.
A short video from TechCrunch Makers introducing the O3b-delivered satellite broadband for Quantum of the Seas, a new cruise ship from Royal Caribbean, whose CTO describes the length and breadth of the coverage, and its cost per passenger.
Wall Street analysts are peppering established satellite fleet operators with questions about how they plan to survive after the likes of Google, SpaceX, Facebook and OneWeb have launched hundreds or thousands of satellites, drones, balloons and other Internet-delivery platforms.
Intelsat warned investors to expect a rough ride over the next year or two as the company awaits the arrival of its Epic high-throughput satellites and the revenue growth they are designed to provide.
Satellite fleet operator SES has agreed to be the inaugural customer aboard an enhanced version of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, a decision that SES said followed a careful review of Falcon 9’s more-powerful first stage engine block.
An activist investor that in October said it was betting heavily against mobile satellite services provider Globalstar on Feb. 17 announced it had sold out its short position of around $7.3 million, or 3.8 percent of Globalstar’s total share count.
Intelsat and Azercosmos said Feb. 17 they would jointly build and launch a telecommunications satellite to operate from 45 degrees east starting in 2017
Satellite fleet operator SES, in an order highlighting an industry trend, on Feb. 16 announced contracts for three telecommunications satellites from three manufacturers, with the heaviest spacecraft weighing just 4,200 kilograms at launch.
Eutelsat is renegotiating euro-based television broadcast contracts with Russian customers whose satellite bandwidth costs have doubled in the past six months with the collapse of the Russian ruble.
ViaSat CEO Mark Dankberg sees no reason to question his company's strategy of putting a handful of half-billion-dollar Ka-band satellites in geostationary orbit for Internet delivery despite the hoopla surrounding Google, SpaceX, OneWeb and other big names investing in low-orbiting satellite networks.
NewSat appears to be entering a make-or-break year as it struggles to raise the cash its lenders are demanding in return for restarting payments to its satellite and launch service providers.
What began as a small but promising nexus between space and the sprawling technology incubator known as Silicon Valley has exploded into something much larger with the rush of filings for bandwidth to deploy large constellations of low-orbiting broadband satellites.
Broadband satellite fleet operator Avanti Communications is asking investors for more patience as the company lines up customers in its Europe, Middle East and African coverage areas and awaits a major revenue boost this year.
Iridium Communications has signed a partnership agreement with telematics solutions provider Appareo Systems to provide machine-to-machine communications services globally via the Iridium satellite constellation.