China finalizes world’s largest radio telescope

Written on Monday, 04 July 2016 08:51
Chinese state media reported that China has fitted the final piece on what will be the world’s largest radio telescope, which is said to be operational by September this year. The Aperture Spherical Telescope, otherwise known as FAST, is 500m-wide – the size of 30 football fields. Xinhua news agency says the $108 million satellite project will be used to explore space and also assist with seeking out extraterrestrial life. Chinese scientists are now due to start debugging and trials…
SES recently signed an agreement with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), marking its inaugural cooperation with EDB’s Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn) to explore greater development and innovation in satellite technologies, hardware and software tools for satellite networks of the future. SES and EDB will work with Singapore research institutes and industry partners in the design, prototyping and production of technologies for mobility applications in the aeronautical, automotive and maritime sectors. Other potential areas of collaboration with…

India successfully launched 20 satellites in one mission

Written on Thursday, 23 June 2016 05:10
India just celebrated the successful launch of 20 satellites in a single mission on June 22, recognized as the most significant launch of India’s ambitious space program. The satellites sent to space belong to the United States, Canada, Germany and Indonesia. The spectacular launch took place from the Sriharikota space centre off India’s east coast, a report by BBC says. The record number of satellites launched in a single mission currently belongs to Russia, which sent up 37 satellites in…
LeoSat Enterprises, an emerging satellite operator with plans to launch a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites that will provide fast, secure and wide coverage data network around the world, has announced it has been invited by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to respond to their Request for Information (RFI) for broadband data communications requirements in the South Pole and throughout the Antarctic continent. Data communication to and from the Polar Regions is challenging and expensive. Building cable…
Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced that Office des Postes et Telecommunications of French Polynesia (OPT) signed a new and expanded contract for Ku-band satellite solutions on Intelsat 18, located at 180° East. In 2008, Intelsat designed a Ku-band beam on Intelsat 18 for OPT to provide coverage to all of French Polynesia, including the Cook Islands. The new multi-year agreement will enable OPT to further expand its wireless infrastructure to…
Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its satellite backbone, announced that Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC), a provider of integrated mobile, fixed and broadband communications services, has expanded its relationship with Intelsat and entered into a new contract for satellite services on Intelsat 15 located at 85.15degrees east. The additional connectivity from Intelsat will enable STC, the largest telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, to grow VSAT services for corporate networks in the banking, government, and oil &…
Inmarsat says a survey of airline passengers worldwide, commissioned from GfK, shows soaring demand for in-flight broadband in Asia Pacific, with nine out of ten respondents from the region saying the availability of onboard connectivity would influence their choice of airline and over two thirds willing to pay for the service. However, according to Inmarsat only three percent of aircraft operating in Asia Pacific today offer the service, highlighting the potential for airlines to use it as a differentiation point…
Geostationary satellite operator, SES, has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Sky Cable, the largest cable television provider in the Philippines, under which Sky Cable will broadcasting direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV channels via SES satellites at 108.2 degrees East, the SES-9 and NSS-11 satellites. According to SES, this contracted capacity will enable Sky Cable to effectively roll out a nation-wide DTH satellite TV service across 251 cities and municipalities in the Philippine archipelago, complementing its existing cable offerings. The recently…
Eutelsat Communications has announced that Philippe Lin has been appointed CEO of the Group’s China office. Philippe will leverage his extensive commercial and institutional experience to steer the development of Eutelsat’s activities in China. He joins Eutelsat from Airbus China after 15 years as Vice-President and Chief Representative. Prior to Airbus, he held executive appointments at Total, both in Beijing and in Paris. He began his career in China working amongst others for China’s Council for Promotion of International Trade.…
SES and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services announced that they are partnering to launch the SES Enterprise+ Hybrid Broadband in Asia powered by SkyEdge II-c Libra. The hybrid broadband innovative solution comprising SES-9’s capacity and Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c Libra hybrid terminal will enable customers to deliver cost effective broadband internet connectivity to underserved areas and improve download speeds. Customers will be able to integrate SES’s satellite network for download traffic with…
Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, recently announced that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar will utilize services on two Intelsat satellites to advance the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure, and expand broadband access for businesses. The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement awarded under the authority of the MOTC will allow the Government of Myanmar to significantly enhance the Myanmar government’s network as well as other mobile operators’ networks,…
The Tunisian broadcasting corporation (ONT) has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications, one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites, to broadcast its new subscription-free TV platform across North and West Africa. ONT has selected the powerful EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite to reach viewers across the region. Eutelsat provides capacity on 40 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. The…
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