Regional satellite operators are searching for faster ways to add more capacity to their networks to meet soaring demand for broadband, according to executives speaking at World Satellite Business Week here.
Thales Alenia Space said Sept. 17 it has signed a contract to deliver a communications satellite for South Korea’s KT SAT in the fourth quarter of 2024.
Selling satellite capacity to television broadcasters and broadband network operators is no longer sufficient to support growth, according to several Asia-Pacific satellite operators.
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SpaceX’s Oct. 30 launch of the Koreasat-5A telecommunications satellite doubled the number of Falcon 9 missions completed in a single year and ties the company with United Launch Alliance’s record of 16 launches in one year.
Regional satellite fleet operator KT Sat, continuing its quest to raise its stature outside of its home country of South Korea, forged a landmark partnership Aug. 30 with a ship network supplier to offer satellite connectivity to the Japanese maritime market.