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Hughes fears Indian closure, bank disruptions over unpaid fees

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. satellite broadband provider Hughes Network Systems may have to shut its Indian operations due to unpaid levies owed to...

U.S. firm Hughes fears Indian closure, bank disruptions over unpaid fees:...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. satellite broadband provider Hughes Network Systems may have to shut its Indian operations due to unpaid levies owed to...

Boeing says Spaceway-1 battery failure has low risk of repeating on...

WASHINGTON — The battery malfunction that put DirecTV’s Spaceway-1 satellite at risk of exploding has a “very low likelihood” of occuring on other satellites,...

Arianespace launches Eutelsat, ISRO satellites on first 2020 mission

WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed its first launch of the year Jan. 16, sending two communications satellites into geostationary transfer orbits.  The Ariane...

Op-Ed | Time to Work on the WRC Process

Last month, the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) successfully finalized its work. Now, as we prepare for the next WRC in 2023, member states...

NileSat buys satellite from Thales Alenia • Arctic comms payloads pass review •...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Thales Alenia Space received a contract from Egyptian...

Globalstar refinancing ends liquidity crisis

WASHINGTON — Globalstar executives on Dec. 2 said the recent refinancing of its $342 million debt and new loans secured with help from EchoStar...

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...

EchoStar, fresh off Helios Wire acquisition, orders S-band smallsats from Tyvak

WASHINGTON — EchoStar has ordered two tiny S-band satellites from Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems to jumpstart a low-Earth-orbit constellation using spectrum gained through its October acquisition...

SES video revenue continues to slide, cloud services now company-wide strategy

WASHINGTON — Fleet operator SES is adding cloud services to its data and broadcast businesses while acknowledging that broadcast revenue has been shrinking faster...

Military turns to private sector for rapid space innovation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – Decades ago, the U.S. Defense Department led innovation in communications and remote sensing technology. Increasingly, U.S. military agencies are turning...

Latency bar in proposed $20.4 billion rural broadband fund draws ire...

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — Satellite operators want to participate in a newly proposed $20.4 billion rural broadband program, but say the U.S. Federal...

Inexpensive flat-panel antennas will be a “game-changer”

PARIS — Blaine Curcio, Euroconsult senior affiliate consultant, sounded skeptical when he asked panelists at the World Satellite Business Week conference whether flat-panel antennas were...

GEO satellite orders are up, but full rebound remains to be...

Commercial orders of geostationary communications satellites have reached double-digits for the first time since 2016, but a return to former buying rates remains unlikely,...

Facebook, Hughes start Colombian Wi-Fi service • Ariane 6 supplier GKN Aerospace...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Facebook has partnered with Hughes Network Systems to launch...

AT&T exec retiring • Kacific to use ABS teleport • Gogo secures $30...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES John Donovan, the CEO of AT&T Communications, is stepping...

No near-term satellite orders for ABS • Amazon joins SIA • Speedcast, Australian...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Fleet operator ABS expects to wait until 2021 before...

Viasat starts ViaSat-4 development, mulls hybrid GEO-LEO-terrestrial connections

WASHINGTON — Fleet operator Viasat, already in the middle of building a trio of high-capacity broadband satellites, has started work on a next-generation constellation,...

SoftBank to help OneWeb with product dev • Phasor makes antenna...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES OneWeb investor SoftBank says it will help the satellite...

House proposes Ex-Im Bank extension to 2026 • GomSpace conducts more...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES An agreement reached in the U.S. House of Representatives...

EchoStar selling broadcast business, including nine satellites, to Dish for $800...

WASHINGTON — EchoStar Corp. on May 20 agreed to sell its waning broadcast satellite services business to Dish Networks for $800 million, reshaping EchoStar...

Satcom conumdrum: Air Force contemplating right mix of commercial, military satellites

This article originally appeared in the May 6, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Executives from satellite operators Eutelsat, Hughes, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium Communications, SES, Viasat,...

Coronavirus cases spread outside China, but WHO reports turning point in...

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the rate of...
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