Communication company OneWeb has announced the successful launch of its first six broadband satellites on board a Soyuz launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
OneWeb has been awarded £18 million of UK Space Agency funding by the European Space Agency to extend its satellite constellation for global communications. The news has been announced one week ahead of OneWeb’s planned launch of its first of ten satellite batches.
COMSAT is offering Iridium Certus service to maritime users to improve connectivity and transmit sensitive information via the low earth orbit satellite communications network.
exactEarth a provider of Satellite AIS data services, has announced that the final six payloads for its second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now in operation. This completes the roll-out of the first global real-time Satellite-AIS service with a total of 58 operational satellite payloads and seven orbital spares.
Iridium Communications has announced the completion of its US $3 billion satellite constellation upgrade campaign known as Iridium NEXT.
Iridium has completed the final launch in its NEXT programme, with all 75 planned satellites now deployed for its second generation L-band low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network following a successful launch of the final 10 satellites in the series on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California.
Intelsat has confirmed that it has successfully launched the final satellite in its EpicNG high throughput satellite (HTS) programme, with the Horizons 3e satellite taking off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle.
Iridium has completed the seventh successful launch in its Iridium NEXT satellite programme, with only one further launch remaining to complete the full constellation.
Iridium has confirmed that SpaceX has successfully completed its latest launch of five Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, bringing the total number of NEXT satellites in orbit to 55.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has confirmed that it has approved SpaceX’s application to provide satellite broadband services in the United States and across the world, paving the way for the company to proceed with its plans for a global Ka and Ku-band network called Starlink.
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