SpaceX’s silence on the schedule delays of its Falcon 9 Upgrade rocket is causing ripples of concern among commercial customers, which like NASA are counting on a high launch cadence in 2016 to meet these companies’ schedule milestones.
An ILS Russian Proton rocket on Jan. 30 successfully placed the Eutelsat 9B commercial telecommunications satellite into orbit.
Safran of France's Snecma division expects to sell 350 satellite electric thrusters in the next 10 years following negotiations with European prime contractors Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space.
The Jan. 15 launch of Belarus’s first satellite, Belintersat-1, aboard a Chinese rocket illustrates the new thinking among start-up government satellite owners, who view export revenue as more important than having a national flag in orbit.
Eutelsat has selected SpaceX to launch the Eutelsat Quantum or another Eutelsat telecommunications satellite, a contract that gives SpaceX business with all of the world’s top five commercial fleet owners, industry officials said.
Startup satellite Internet service provider OneWeb has leased 6,000 square feet of office space outside Washington, in what company founder Greg Wyler said was one of several facilities to be established as OneWeb prepares to enter service over the next two years.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has sided with Intelsat’s protest of a multi-year U.S. Defense Department satellite bandwidth-provision contract award to Inmarsat, a decision that apparently will at least suspend the award and may force a new competition.
Telesat and APT Satellite Co. have agreed to divide the cost of a new satellite to replace their jointly owned Telstar 18/Apstar-5 a successor to built by Space Systems Loral and launched in early 2018.
The U.S. Air Force's traditional approach to replacing space systems just doesn't cut it anymore, says Winston Beauchamp, the Air Force deputy undersecretary for space.
Highlights from a Dec. 15 panel discussion in Washington examining U.S. Defense Department efforts to make greater user of commercial satellite communications to better meet its mission requirements and save money.
Airline broadband providers disagree whether today’s aeronautical connectivity business, valued at less than $1 billion, will be hugely more valuable in the coming years as bandwidth demand by airlines for their own purposes dwarfs demand by passengers.
The company reported a sharp drop in sales of its satellite Earth stations, while its other major satellite hardware business, which sells RF microwave gear, posted double-digit growth.
The satellites, to be launched in groups of four aboard Europeanized Russian Soyuz rockets in late 2017 and early 2018, will bring the O3b constellation to 20 spacecraft.
Greg Wyler’s audacious vision for connecting the world via a 720-satellite constellation has no successful precedent. But $500 million of initial investment capital and an impressive list of ground-floor partners go a long way toward building credibility.
Eutelsat plans to reduce the cost of its future satellites by some 20 percent initially, with more savings to come, as it seeks to adapt to a changing competitive environment