Singapore Technologies Engineering said Oct. 1 it completed its acquisition of Belgian ground infrastructure provider Newtec.
European launch provider Arianespace completed the 100th launch of a heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket Sept. 25, carrying two satellites co-owned between Intelsat and partner satellite operators.
An Ariane 5 launch has been cancelled after an unexplained problem with an Indian space agency satellite that was supposed to ride on the mission.
The contract was signed after a competition that included satellite manufacturers Airbus Defence and Space, the China Great Wall Industry Corp. and Orbital ATK.
Intelsat and Azercosmos said Feb. 17 they would jointly build and launch a telecommunications satellite to operate from 45 degrees east starting in 2017