The launch date for Iridium’s first group of satellites in its NEXT constellation has been pushed back a month from its announced December 16 slot, and is now scheduled to take place in January, the company reports.
Iridium has announced the date for the first launch of its next-generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, with the latest satellites to be sent into orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on December 16, 2016.
LeoSat Enterprises, which is in the process of developing a new constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has entered into a strategic agreement with the Globalsat Group, an American satellite services provider, to market the forthcoming HTS data network across various markets.
Thuraya reports that it has finalised its plans for its next generation constellation, which it says will extend its geographical reach and help the company move into new market sectors with additional services and devices.
Intelsat 33e, the second of seven planned Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, has been successfully launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle.
Intelsat reports that Intelsat 33e, the second of its Intelsat EpicNG series of high throughput satellites (HTS), has arrived safely at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will undergo final preparations before its scheduled launch on an Ariane 5 rocket on August 24, 2016.
The new SES-9 satellite has successfully completed testing and has now entered commercial service, offering Ku-band capacity across Asia-Pacific from its orbital position at around 108.2 degrees East.
Telenor Satellite has approved the BB75 Ka-band antenna, produced by Skytech, for maritime users of Telenor’s THOR 7 Ka-band payload.
Telenor Satellite has announced the commercial availability of services on its THOR 7 Ka-band satellite.
Satellite operator Telesat reports that it has procured two prototype Ka-band satellites for operation in low Earth orbit (LEO), which it anticipates launching mid-to-late 2017 as part of a test and validation phase for a global LEO satellite constellation.
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