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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...

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...

Arianespace could launch record 22 missions in 2020

WASHINGTON — Arianespace is poised to launch up to 22 missions this year, a number that would nearly double the company’s record.  Half of the European...

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...

China Satcom files insurance claim over ChinaSat-18 loss

HELSINKI — China Satcom has filed an insurance claim for the loss of the ChinaSat-18 communications satellite after failing to establish contact with the...

Here are all the Readers’ Choice winners of the 2019 SpaceNews...

In October, we asked SpaceNews readers to vote on the finalists for this year’s SpaceNews Awards for Excellence and Innovation. More than 40,000 votes...

Best internet providers in 2019: How to choose cable vs. DSL...

In 2019, high-speed internet service has become as vital as other utilities like water and electricity. It's the gateway for everything from news to...

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 enthusiastic about commercial LEO satcom but wants proof that vendors...

One of the headlines from the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference held in Washington in mid-October was the interest senior officials expressed...

Thales Alenia Space expanding Spanish factory • Telesat completes $500 million...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Thales Alenia Space is expanding one of its facilities...

Dankberg teases ViaSat-4 specs, still mulling MEO constellation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Viasat says that co-building its ViaSat-3 satellites with Boeing has given the company experience it can leverage to multiply the...

Satellite industry slowly embracing the cloud

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler says that satellite operators didn’t jump on the cloud services bandwagon as fast as the rest...

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...

ILS Proton launch delayed • Colombian, German teleport operators merge • Telespazio, Cloud...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES The launch of two commercial spacecraft on a Proton...

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...

Can a new space race connect the world to the internet?

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a 21st century space race: Amazon, SpaceX and others are competing to get into orbit and provide internet to...

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,...

Arianespace reveals manifest, notes launch market variety

PARIS – Orders for geostationary satellites are beginning to rebound in a market that is far more varied than in the past, said Arianespace...

US election 2020: Focus switches to New Hampshire primary

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