Inmarsat has announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Global Xpress (GX) communications satellite to Thales Alenia Space.
Satellite communications company Thales is taking its first steps into the commercial maritime satcom market with the launch of a new system called VesseLINK, aiming to provide commercial vessels with global broadband connectivity via the Iridium network.
Flat panel antenna company Phasor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thales Alenia Space (TAS) for the development of a software-defined terminal for commercial Ka-band satellite communications.
Iridium has added Thales to the roster of manufacturing partners for its Certus broadband service, announced by the satellite company last month.
Iridium has reported that it has successfully completed the first phase of testing of its NEXT platform software.
Thales has announced the launch of PASTOR, a new counter-piracy service for shipping companies and coastguards.
Iridium Communications today announced the completion of the first five flight Main Mission Antennas (MMAs) for the Iridium NEXT constellation,designed by Thales Alenia Space, which will manage the reception and transmission of data to and from various Iridium customer devices on its next generation network.
Globalstar reports it has reached a settlement of its prior disputes with Thales Alenia Space France and has agreed to the terms of a commercial proposal for the purchase of six additional spacecraft from Thales.
Globalstar has suffered a major setback in its plans to launch its second generation satellite constellation, after commercial arbitration of a dispute with Thales Alenia Space France was decided in favour of the French satellite manufacturer.
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