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Ariane 5 launches satellites for Egypt, Inmarsat

WASHINGTON — An Ariane 5 rocket from European launch provider Arianespace successfully lifted off Nov. 26, carrying a communications satellite for the Egyptian government...

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...

Asian satellite operators seeking diversification, say raw bandwidth sales not enough

PARIS — Selling satellite capacity to television broadcasters and broadband network operators is no longer sufficient to support growth, according to several Asia-Pacific satellite...

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...

Singtel profits dip • Argentine, Turkish companies form small GEO builder • KVH...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Singtel reported its lowest profit in 16 years, citing...

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...

OneWeb, Intellian partner on terminals • Telesat demos LEO backhaul •...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. OneWeb has partnered with antenna maker Intellian to provide communications...

Hughes, Yahsat target Brazil with second joint venture

WASHINGTON — Satellite operators Hughes and Yahsat have formed a second joint venture, this time focused on broadband in Brazil. The companies announced May 6...

Eutelsat planning small LEO Internet of Things constellation

WASHINGTON — Global satellite operator Eutelsat of Paris is buying additional small satellites for a planned Internet of Things network, having decided to expand...

Echostar’s take on high-throughput satellites: best bought one at a time

WASHINGTON — EchoStar wishes it ordered its latest satellite, Jupiter-3, sooner than it did, but won’t seek to play catch up by buying another...

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...

UAE to establish space investment plan

WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates will seek to encourage both investment in space ventures in the country as well as investment by domestic...

FIRST UP Satcom | ISRO launches Ku-band satellite • SpaceX raising...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES India successfully launched a military communications satellite early Dec....

FIRST UP Satcom | China allegedly seeking US satellite tech via...

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES China is allegedly using a startup to gain access...

Yahsat planning successor for Thuraya fleet

PARIS — With the acquisition of fellow Emirati satellite operator Thuraya completed this August, Yahsat is planning to order two replacement satellites by the...

Pradman Kaul details Hughes’ global satellite broadband ambitions

DALLAS — The United States is home to the two most successful broadband satellite operators in the world: Hughes and Viasat. Both companies redefined high-throughput satellites...

Yahsat and Hughes Network Systems form partnership

PARIS – Emirati satellite fleet operator Yahsat and Echostar’s Hughes Network Systems are seeking regulatory approval for a joint venture to offer ka-band broadband...

Communications providers prepare for spike in demand

PARIS — Satellite communications providers are forming partnerships, making acquisitions and developing new business models in anticipation of low Earth orbit satellite constellations and...

Regional operators seek flexibility through partnerships, technology

PARIS — To remain profitable during a period of dramatic change in the communications industry, regional satellite operators are adopting innovative technology and establishing partnerships,...

Eutelsat sells shared satellite to Es’hailSat

WASHINGTON — French fleet operator Eutelsat sold a jointly-owned satellite to partner Es’hailSat of Qatar, growing Es’hailSat’s in-orbit capacity as the company awaits the...

Etisalat sells Thuraya stake for $37 million

WASHINGTON — Emirati telecommunications company Etisalat has sold its 28 percent stake in satellite operator Thuraya to fellow Emirati satellite operator YahSat for $37...

Eutelsat to buy two all-electric satellites from Airbus to replace Hotbird...

WASHINGTON — Eutelsat will replace a trio of satellites with two larger all-electric satellites from Airbus Defence and Space, company officials said Wednesday. The new...

U.S. imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the...
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