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Intelsat revises IS-29e replacement plan, preps second-gen Epic order

WASHINGTON — Intelsat has abandoned plans to order a one-for-one replacement for the Intelsat-29e satellite that failed last year and will rely instead on...

Star One sole regional operator included in FCC C-band clearing plan 

WASHINGTON — Only one of the four regional satellite operators authorized to provide C-band services in the United States, Embratel Star One of Brazil,...

Firefly, Innovative Space Logistics sign launch agreement • Viasat nabs $90M IDIQ contract

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed...

Hispasat buys GEO satellite from Thales Alenia Space

WASHINGTON — Hispasat purchased a satellite from Thales Alenia Space Jan. 10, marking the operator’s first satellite order since being acquired by Spanish power...

LeoSat, absent investors, shuts down

WASHINGTON — LeoSat, a company that was seeking to operate a constellation of 78 to 108 satellites for high-speed internet, has suspended operations due to...

House lawmakers, with legislation in tow, push for public C-band auction

WASHINGTON — More than half a dozen House lawmakers said Oct. 29 that the FCC, not the satellite industry, should conduct an upcoming auction...

LeoSat, facing ITU deadline, restarts manufacturing competition, changes funding strategy

PARIS — As it struggles to close a $50 million funding round, LeoSat is looking beyond design partner Thales Alenia Space for competing bids...

Eutelsat leaves C-Band Alliance as spectrum decision looms

WASHINGTON — Eutelsat Communications has quit the C-Band Alliance, fracturing the group of global satellite operators as a regulatory decision on their spectrum plan...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX suffers dramatic setback – ‘Left the agreements we...

The offer from Arianespace for a 2021 launch aboard an Ariane 5 prompted Ovzon to exit an agreement to launch its first fully owned...

SpaceX loses Falcon Heavy customer to Arianespace

WASHINGTON — Swedish company Ovzon left a contract with SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy launch in favor of an Ariane 5 mission from European...

Satellites for Intelsat, European lasercomm launch on Arianespace rocket

WASHINGTON — Arianespace on Aug. 6 conducted its first launch since the failure of a Vega rocket a month ago, orbiting two satellites on...

Hispasat buyer secures 500M euro credit line • ESA, Polish firms...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Hispasat’s buyer Red Eléctrica Corporación has secured a 500...

5 Things You Need to Know About Space Investing

Five hundred satellite launches per year. 20,000 satellites in orbit. $1.75 trillion in annual sales.Morgan Stanley's 2017 report on the "Investment Implications of the...

Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa business struggles to lift off

WASHINGTON — Eutelsat’s introduction of satellite broadband across Africa faced a string of deployment issues, including a government shutting off internet access during an...

FCC asks for more input on C-band

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is asking for more input on how to expand the use of C-band spectrum predominantly used by...

FIRST UP Satcom | First Ariane 6 to carry 30 OneWeb...

Artist’s rendition of the Ariane 62, version (two side-boosters) that is optimized for institutional missions but will launch first for commercial satellite operator OneWeb....

SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Indonesian communications satellite, an Israeli lunar lander and a U.S. Air Force smallsat launched Feb. 21...

Falcon 9 launch the final leg of Indonesian satellite’s roundabout journey

WASHINGTON — The Indonesian communications satellite that is SpaceX’s primary payload for its second Falcon 9 launch this year overcame a change of manufacturers...

Eutelsat, amid revenue decline, says year will rebound

WASHINGTON — A slow start for Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa broadband venture and losses in activities beyond the fleet operator’s core business contributed to a...

FIRST UP Satcom | Six Protons and an Angara launching this...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Russia plans to conduct six Proton launches this year,...

Spanish electricity company buys Hispasat for $1.1 billion

WASHINGTON — Spanish power company Red Eléctrica Corporación announced an agreement Feb. 12 to buy out Abertis’ 89.7 percent stake in domestic satellite operator Hispasat...

SSL additively expands additive manufacturing from brackets to antenna towers

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 22, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. With four more of its satellites launched between July 22 and Sept....

South Korea city deserted after coronavirus 'super-spreads' through church

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - The streets of South Korea’s fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught...
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