Eutelsat Forgoes ViaSat-3 investment, buys Konnect VHTS from Thales Alenia Space 

After a few months of protracted negotiations with Viasat, Eutelsat said that it would go alone on a new satellite instead of investing in the ViaSat-3 satellite on April 5.  Thales Alenia Space is building Konnect VHTS (Very High Throughput Satellite) in order to bring 500 Gigabits-per-second with Ka-band capacity to different markets all over […]

French Eutelsat eyeing Thales Satellite after plans to abandon ViaSat

Eutelsat Communications SA in France has ordered a new satellite with a view of boosting its broadband as well as in-flight connectivity services. Their previous plan of investing in ViaSat-3 with ViaSat Inc has reportedly been abandoned. Operational from 2012, the Konnect VHTS satellite is supposed to be made by Thales SA, which is a […]

Eutelsat next electric propulsion satellite for expand on Africa planned for 2018

Eutelsat decided to choose Space Systems Loral’s all electric propulsion satellite bus to create dominancy on three rising markets. Eutelsat is still improving their technical abilities, range of services and constellation of satellites. New markets are demanding and competition in new regions also imposes sharp pace. Eutelsat decided to expand on rising market of Africa, Turkey and Middle […]

Milestone in Electra program reached – SES, OHB and ESA agreement signed !

On 11 March 2016 in SES in Luxembourg agreement between SES, OHB and ESA was signed. It seems that program of developing new European telecommunication satellite with electric propulsion is reaching the positive end. Electra program was established in 2013 as initiative of European Space Agency under ARTES-33 plan for supporting innovative solutions by ESA cooperation with chosen […]

Own path of development – Israeli Amos-6 communication satellite scheduled on 2016

Israel in spite of short modern history of the state has significant contribution in world space industry development. First space focused organization was established in Israel on 1960. It was National Committee for Space Research, working under Tel-Aviv University. Main goal of Committee was intensification of cooperation and intellectual exchange between Israeli academic centers. First rocket was […]

Two Boeing’s broadcasting satellites on atop of Falcon-9 scheduled on 2016

Direct-to-home television seems good market for launch providers. AB Satellite and Eutelsat satellites launch is planned already for 2016. SpaceX will utilize Falcon-9 1.1V or 1.2V, planned launch site is SLC-40 in Cape Canaveral. Boeing is still strong on commercial market. ABS-2A is second (from four contracted) built satellite for Asia Broadcast Satellite with fully electrical propulsion. […]