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The Federal Communications Commission Delivers U.S. SATCOM Operation Approval to Kepler Communications
Kepler was originally one of 11 companies to submit a request for access to the U.S. market in November of 2016 as part of the FCC’s processing round...
 
A Night Flight Sees Cygnus Soar ... Northrop Grumman's Spacecraft Successfully Sends Supplies to the ISS
This recycled filament will then be fed into the printer to make new tools and parts on-demand in space.
 
SES and Intelsat Are Arguing Their C-Band Case Before the FCC
The FCC filing was followed up by the CBA’s Preston Padden (EVP at the Alliance) on November 13 at a Washington-DC meeting organised by the...
 
LeoSat Approved by the FCC for U.S.Market Access
The FCC market access grant will allow LeoSat to address currently unmet demand for high-bandwidth, low-latency, high-security data transmissions...
 
Finnish Meteorological Institute Takes a Leap to Provide Satellite Ground Station Services to ATLAS Space Operations 
this international collaboration aims to further enhance their knowledge of the Artic environment and improve weather forecast accuracy on a global scale
 
Arabsat and Divona Ensure Broadband Connectivity as Sand Flies and Cars Spin at the Algeria Rally in the Sahara 
provide satellite connectivity in Algeria where broadband connectivity  strengthens events such as these and also empowers the economic growth.
 
China to Launch First of a 320 Satellite Constellation By Year's End
The first 60 satellites making up the first phase of deployment of the Hongyan constellation are expected to be in orbit and operational by around...
 
Africa Goes Big and Permanent... Selecting Globecast and Spacecom's AMOS-7 for Satellite News Gathering
The satellite's capabilities allow this broadcaster to uplink HD-on-the-move all within one beam that covers all of Southern Africa.
 
Spacecom Serves All of Botswana Taking Satellite Services to Botswana Telecommunications 
providing BTC with highest efficiency satellite capacity alongside migrating the existing network towards next generation VSAT technology. 
 
Delay .... But Wait There's More ... Delay of Cygnus Launch to International Space Station
Loaded with 7,500 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, this is the tenth commercial resupply mission for Northrop Grumman.
 
ISRO's GSAT-29 Satellite Launches in 16 Minutes From a GSLV-MkIII-D2 Rocket 
The satellite was injected into orbit 16 minutes after lift off. The GSAT 29 is suited with Ka- and Ku-band high throughput transponders to provide...
 
Gilat’s Dual-Band Aero Terminal Passes Environmental Tests and Receives DO-160 Certification
is the only open architecture terminal that immediately switches during flight between Ka- and Ku-bands according to capacity coverage and availability.
 
Forsway and We are Philippines Inc. Deliver Satellite Broadband Services to Philippine WiFi Government Project
Forsway and WIT PhilSat are furnishing the government-sponsored project with rapid deployment of cost-efficient satellite broadband services and...
 
Turn On and Tune In to NASA TV for Cygnus Launch to International Space Station
Loaded with 7,500 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, this tenth commercial resupply mission for Northrop Grumman
 
Newtec's Dialog® in Africa to Power NIGCOMSAT's Ka-Band Broadband 
key advantage is they can install a variety of modems and select the best one depending on the application being addressed — and all via a single platform
 
Control of the Metop-C Satellite Handed Over to EUMETSAT... Three Metop Constellation Flight Operations Initiated
Studies show that this impact has socio-economic benefits of 5 billion euros per year to Europe, and this will certainly increase with a third satellite.
 
Orbit Logic's STK Scheduler Software and CPAW Delivered to General Dynamics Mission Systems for Landsat 8 and 9 
schedule for satellite communications between the Landsat satellites, U.S. and international ground stations and TDRSS satellite communication nodes.
 
International Payload Invitations from ISRO for Venus Mission
India will send 12 scientific payloads aboard the satellite for the Venus mission, including a thermal camera, mass spectrometer and cloud...
 
Thales Alenia Space's First All-Electric Propulsion Module for Eutelsat’s KONNECT Satellite
The first all-electric propulsion module designed and built in the UK by Thales Alenia Space to serve Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite
 
Forrester Reports: The FCC is About to Rule on "Mega-Constellations"
The FCC will vote on November 15th on applications from a number of would-be operators, and some which are seeking expansion approvals...