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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...

DirecTV’s defunct Spaceway-1 reaches high graveyard orbit in one piece

WASHINGTON — DirecTV’s Spaceway-1 satellite has been retired to a graveyard orbit 500 kilometers above the geostationary arc, eliminating the risk of the malfunctioning...

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,...

FCC C-band plan draws mixed reaction from Congress

WASHINGTON — A Federal Communications Commission plan to auction satellite C-band spectrum without waiting for legislation garnered mixed reactions from U.S. lawmakers who oversee...

FCC sets December C-band auction, offers up to $14.7 billion for...

WASHINGTON — Intelsat, SES and other satellite operators could receive up to $14.7 billion to cover the cost of losing C-band spectrum and to...

FCC chairman backs $9.7 billion in incentive payments to satellite firms...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday proposed $9.7 billion in incentive payments to accelerate the freeing up spectrum...

Ariane 6 launch site gets ready • BulgariaSat-1 capacity sales at 15% •...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES The Guiana Space Center is preparing for the first...

Maxar says last year’s unnamed GEO order is new Intelsat satellite

WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies says the geostationary satellite order it disclosed in November without naming the customer is a high-throughput Intelsat spacecraft that will...

C-Band Alliance pegs satellite spectrum clearing costs at $3.3 billion

WASHINGTON — The C-Band Alliance said it will cost Intelsat, SES and Telesat $3.3 billion to clear 300 megahertz of C-band spectrum for U.S....

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,...

SpaceX gets OK to re-space Starlink orbits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved SpaceX’s request to increase the number of lanes its Starlink satellites can orbit, a modification the...

Finally Taking Major Steps to Rein in Space Debris

Finally Taking Major Steps to Rein in Space Debris When Intelsat became a founding member of the Space Data Association (SDA) 10 years ago,...

Maxar finishes $291M property sale • Panasonic Avionics signs Eutelsat capacity contract

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Maxar Technologies completed a $291 million property sale in...

Eutelsat OK with FCC’s C-band auction plan provided satellite operator costs...

WASHINGTON — Eutelsat Communications, having already left the C-Band Alliance of satellite operators pushing for a private spectrum auction, told the FCC it supports...

Rocket booster smashes home following Chinese Long March 3B launch

TUUSULA, Finland — A successful Chinese Long March 3B launch of a pair of Beidou satellites Friday had severe consequences downrange with a spent...

FCC tells Congress it will conduct public C-band auction

BREMEN, Germany — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai informed Congress Nov. 18 that the agency will run a public auction of C-band spectrum instead of...

C-Band Alliance says it would send billions to U.S. treasury under...

WASHINGTON — Satellite operators Intelsat, SES and Telesat on Nov. 15 detailed how they would calculate the proceeds they have pledged to contribute to...

Spaceflight Industries is raising more cash as satellite deals heat up...

One of Spaceflight Industries’ most notable projects was the launch of 64 satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December 2018. (SpaceX Photo)Seattle-based...

Isotropic, Avanti test antenna • Atlas Space to link Aevum launches • Globalstar,...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Isotropic Systems has completed two-way communications tests of its...

OneWeb, Softbank seek dismissal of Intelsat lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Megaconstellation startup OneWeb and its largest investor Softbank asked the New York Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit from Intelsat, arguing that...

BlackSky secures $50 million financing from Intelsat

The senior secured loan will help fund BlackSky’s infrastructure and product development. WASHINGTON — Geospatial data provider BlackSky announced Nov. 12 it has secured a...

OneWeb’s first big deployment launch slips to January

WASHINGTON — OneWeb has delayed the beginning of its regular launch campaign by a month to allow more testing of its small broadband satellites.  “We...

Lovely New Nintendo Switch Lite Color Announced For Japan

Image: NintendoSay hello to the newest member of the Nintendo Switch family. It might look like a pink Switch Lite, but the...
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