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French military shows interest in Stratobus • Emergency satcom gear deployed in...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Thales Alenia Space and its majority shareholder Thales Group...

Why Cloud Constellation turned down $100 million

In December, Cloud Constellation was finalizing receipt of a $100 million investment that would help the startup deploy a ring of secure data-storage satellites...

ThinKom, Phasor, C-Com hit antenna milestones • Hughes, Inmarsat gain India IFC...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Antenna builder ThinKom and fleet operator Inmarsat recently announced...

Gilat issues $25 million dividend while pumping R&D

WASHINGTON — Satellite network and hardware provider Gilat said its decision to pay shareholders a $25 million dividend this quarter still leaves ample cash...

Teleports ramp cyber defenses as digitization increases hacker threat

This article originally appeared in the Nov. 12, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. When German teleport operator CETel learned that the British and American governments...

AST&Science picks Midland for Micron satellites

SAN FRANCISCO – Avellan Space Technology & Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American...

Inmarsat preps new maritime product to fend off KVH competition

WASHINGTON — Satellite operator Inmarsat said it will release a new maritime connectivity product around year’s end to stem the flow of customers to...

FIRST UP Satcom | Telstra stirs NBN privatization talk • Mynaric...

TOP STORIES Australian government officials say it is too early to speculate about the privatization of NBN Co. despite an unsolicited offer from Telstra to...

Op-ed | Commercial space startups should be wary of some foreign...

This op-ed originally appeared in the Sept. 24, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. A recent Merrill Lynch / Bank of America report predicts the space...

Airlines wary of inflight connectivity disruption

PARIS  — Airline customers are well aware of the financial troubles plaguing satellite-enabled inflight connectivity providers. “This is what keeps me up at night,” Amanda...

Speedcast buying Globecomm for $135 million

WASHINGTON — Satellite communications provider Speedcast is purchasing Globecomm for $135 million in cash and debt, further expanding the company’s presence in the defense...

SpaceX launches Telstar 19 Vantage for Telesat

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched the first of two missions planned for this week on Sunday, July 22, lofting the Telstar 19 Vantage telecom satellite...

Satellite capacity prices down 60 percent in some cases and still...

WASHINGTON — The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between...

Global Eagle raises $150 million, appoints new CEO

WASHINGTON — Satellite connectivity provider Global Eagle Entertainment on March 8 announced $150 million in fresh capital from a private investment firm and the...

Global Eagle submits overdue SEC filings, details $223 million loss

WASHINGTON — Satellite connectivity and content provider Global Eagle Entertainment on Jan. 31 handed in the last of its late financial documents to the...

Bahrain's first coronavirus case detected – BNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - The first case of the new coronavirus was detected in Bahrain, the state news agency said on Monday, citing the health...
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