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Imarsat has selected France-based company Arianespace to help launch a fifth Global Xpress communications satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Arianespace said Friday it aims to send Global Express-5 satellite for Inmarsat into orbit with the  Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher platform within the second half of 2019. Thales Alenia Space will build GX-5 based on the modernized […] More
Intelsat‘s digital satellite launched Friday aboard Arianespace‘s Ariane 5 rocket to deliver connectivity to customers in the Americas, Africa and Europe. Intelsat 37e satellite is based on the Boeing 702 platform and will work to support  enterprise, broadband, government and mobility applications once it begins operations, Boeing said Friday. Intelsat 37e is the seventh satellite that Boeing has launched this year […] More

SpaceX has entered into a contract to help Amazon deploy Project Kuiper, a low Earth orbit satellite broadband network, by providing launch services using the Falcon 9 vehicle beginning mid-2025. Amazon said Saturday that the contract involves the provision of three Falcon 9 launches to augment a total of 77 heavy-lift rocket launches already secured from Arianespace, Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance.

Two geostationary satellites that Maxar Technologies built for Intelsat unfolded their solar arrays and started transmitting signals and commissioning activities on orbit following their launch Tuesday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from Arianespace’s launch site in French Guiana. The Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 satellites will enable Intelsat to transfer its services as the Federal […] More
OneWeb‘s 36 digital communications satellites have reached low-Earth orbit following their recent launch onboard an Arianespace rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The U.K. space communications company said Monday its ninth launch in 12 months brings its planned 648-satellite LEO constellation for high-speed and low-latency global connectivity to more than 60 percent complete. With […] More
A Viasat-developed satellite has arrived at its intended geostationary orbit and started in-orbit testing which covers the transmission and reception of data from the satellite to a Viasat-built ground segment. Viasat said Tuesday the ViaSat-2 satellite will undergo in-orbit tests then begin commercial service in February 2018 and support the delivery of enterprise, government, residential […] More
Orbital ATK has transported a hybrid electric propulsion communications satellite built for Al Yah Satellite Communications to a launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of the system’s intended liftoff in January 2018. Orbital ATK said Thursday it built the GEOStar-3 satellite designated Al Yah 3 to help expand Yahsat’s commercial Ka-band services to approximately 600 million […] More
A satellite payload that Raytheon developed for the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Wide Area Augmentation System took off onboard a Soyuz launch vehicle from Arianespace‘s space center in French Guiana. Raytheon said Monday the WAAS GEO 6 payload hosted on the SES-operated geostationary satellite – SES-15 – is a component of the WAAS system that works to provide […] More
SES has launched a Boeing-built satellite aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana to deliver internet service to commercial, maritime and government customers. The SES-15 satellite is designed to support inflight connectivity and entertainment service providers such as Global Eagle Entertainment, Gogo and Panasonic Avionics as well as provide live TV coverage on flight routes across U.S., Canada, […] More
NASA has restarted vibration tests on the James Webb Space Telescope after demonstrations shut down early on Dec. 3, 2016, due to sensor readings that went beyond predicted levels. The space agency said Wednesday an investigation revealed that the incident was caused by small motions of launch restraint mechanisms that keep one of JWST’s mirror wings folded-up. “Now […] More
Space Systems Loral has shipped the second satellite developed for Australia’s national broadband network to French Guiana in preparation for the spacecraft’s launch. The Sky Muster II satellite will take off onboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle built by Arianespace from the European Spaceport in Kourou, SSL said Wednesday. The satellite will work to provide […] More
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