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OneWeb has partnered with Airbus Group to design and manufacture a new constellation of small satellites meant to facilitate Internet service delivery worldwide. Airbus said Monday it agreed to help produce as many as 900 microsatellites that OneWeb intends to send into low-Earth orbit starting in 2018. Francois Auque, head of space systems at Airbus […] More

Hughes Network Systems VP and GM Rick Lober gives an exclusive look at forthcoming projects at Hughes, such as a new LEO offering, a 5G satellite project and an ongoing interest in software-defined networking.

Digital twins are another ascendent technology making a huge impact on the satellite industry and beyond. If you want to know more from some of the U.S. government's foremost experts on the subject, attend the virtual Digital Twins Forum on Nov. 1. Register here now.

Dave Wajsgras, CEO of satellite services provider Intelsat and seven-time Wash100 awardee, recently said he sees the company’s multi-orbit strategy as having a significant impact on the industry. He told Constellations in an interview published Monday though Intelsat is the operator of over 50 satellites in geostationary orbit — such as the recently launched G-37/H-4 […] More
Dave Wajsgras, CEO of satellite services provider Intelsat, said he sees the company's multi-orbit strategy as having a significant impact on the industry. According to the seven-time Wash100 awardee, though Intelsat is the operator of over 50 satellites in geostationary orbit -- such as the recently-launched G-37/H-4 communications spacecraft -- it also partners with operators of satellites in low-Earth orbit. More
Airbus U.S. Space & Defense pioneers innovation for the nation’s defense industry through its satellite, geospace, intelligence, cyber, space, and communications systems portfolio. The company strengthens the government’s aerospace capabilities by working closely with the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, National Security agencies, and other aerospace-focused partners. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.’s Leaders, […] More
Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar company, has won a spot on a $900 million U.S. Space Force contract to provide Low Earth Orbit satellite-based offerings. The five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award enables the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and international coalition partners to procure fully managed, low-latency LEO services from Hughes using capacity on two satellite constellations, the […] More
Satellite communication systems developer Satixfy has completed the demonstration of its new antenna as part of a Department of Defense initiative aimed at identifying new military applications of commercial space internet capabilities. The Israel-based company said Tuesday collaborated with OneWeb Technologies and the Air Force Research Laboratory on the showcase in support of the Defense Experimentation Using Commercial […] More
Ryan McCarthy, former secretary of the U.S. Army and a previous Wash100 awardee, has been appointed to the board of directors at endpoint security company Lynx Software Technologies. Tim Reed, CEO of Lynx, said in a statement published Thursday, McCarthy brings extensive industry and defense experience to the company as it seeks to accelerate the […] More
Airbus’ U.S. space and defense business has been selected by Northrop Grumman to produce satellite platforms for the Space Development Agency’s low Earth orbit constellation. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense will deliver 42 satellite platforms and provide vehicle assembly, integration and testing services in support of SDA’s Transport Layer Tranche 1 network of optically-interconnected space […] More
Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the most critical capabilities that are being developed for U.S. military branches as warfighters continue to adapt to the proper training requirements to adapt to the latest emerging technologies. In addition, Rick Lober also discussed how recent partnerships have helped Hughes Defense to […] More
Senior officials at Iridium Communications said the U.S. Space Force is interested in adopting the company’s satellite broadband communications services as the military branch advances the Joint All Domain Command and Control concept, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Scott Scheimreif, executive vice president for government programs at Iridium, said the company intends to provide the Space […] More
Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division of Hughes Network Systems, recently took part in an Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz detailing the importance of network management as well as the advancement of multi-constellation networks and the challenges with implementing SDN capabilities. “The military is still conducting a refresh of their core […] More
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