Inmarsat buyout clears CFIUS review • iDirect buys Glowlink • FIFA blames Arabsat for enabling piracy
Inmarsat’s acquisition by Bidco passed a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
Capella Space, a company building a constellation of radar satellites, announced an agreement Aug. 5 to rely on Addvalue’s Inter-Satellite Data Relay System and Inmarsat satellites to speed up satellite tasking.
The Connect Bidco consortium told the British government that for at least three years it would keep Inmarsat’s core network operations center and skilled engineering resources in the country once the merger, expected to close late this year, is complete.
I believe that the days are receding rapidly when we considered ourselves a niche and, from the perspective of the wider world, a somewhat invisible industry.
Inmarsat’s recent large order showcases the company's confidence in continuing to invest in geostationary orbit — a notable commitment given the industrywide debate over the optimal orbits for broadband services.
Northrop Grumman will build two satellites for Space Norway, each equipped with payloads for Inmarsat, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, and the U.S. Air Force.
House proposes Ex-Im Bank extension to 2026 • GomSpace conducts more layoffs • Inmarsat wins potential $246 million DoD contract
An agreement reached in the U.S. House of Representatives June 18 could keep the Export Import Bank of the United States open until 2026.
Antenna builder ThinKom and fleet operator Inmarsat recently announced the completion of a series of tests using ThinKom antennas and Inmarsat’s high-throughput Global Xpress satellites.
Inmarsat receives another acquisition offer — this time from a consortium of public and private investors
Inmarsat said it remain in discussion with the consortium, which under British law has until April 16 to make a binding offer.
The satellite system, first discussed almost a year ago, will be markedly different from traditional communications satellite programs that often take three to four years to build and launch, he said.
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan.
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering.
Inmarsat’s largest market — connecting ships at sea — is becoming increasingly competitive.