The Candidate for the prototype of the DoD integrated communications network

As far as the Defense Department is concerned, there is a need to advance the military communication. They think that the best way is to introduce modern satellite communications services. For a long time, the department has relied on the private sector for those services. Nevertheless, that will change. The reason is that they want […]

SES returns to space with refurbished SpaceX’s booster

One of the main Spacex’s Customers, Luxembourg based SES satellite operator, decided to contract next mission scheduled for Falcon-9 rocket with refurbished booster.  After success of the SES-10 mission which also involved Falcon-9 with refurbished first stage, SES decided to purchase another Falcon-9 with already used booster. The SES-10 satellite was launched on the top […]

SES-15 on orbit, Arianespace celebrates 79th successful launch in a row

Arianespace is getting close to new record: 100 successful launches in a row performed by one organization. Thanks to Russian Soyuz rocket Company delivered today to orbit SES-15 communications satellite.   With the codename VS17 Arianespace signed launch of Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket from Guiana Space Center with first SES satellite with electric propulsion. This step is […]

Orbital ATK with first contract for servicing satellites in space !

It seems that new milestone in human presence in space was achieved. Orbital ATK signed first contract for in-space servicing of satellite constellation of Intelsat Company. Intelsat, Luxembourg based company, is one of the leading operators of fleet of communication and broadcasting satellites decided for pioneer step. Company signed on April 12, 2016, contract with […]

SES is going along with DARPA – plans for refueling satellite !

SES is still increasing its potential on world space market. Now they are starting to expand business profile. SES again surprised with its initiative – just after announcing about will to sign contract for launch with used first stage of Falcon-9, Company is going one step forward. In annual report announced on April 2016, SES stated that […]

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 […]

No fear of asteroids – Luxembourg starts asteroid mining plan !

Some countries are developing programs of early warning of asteroids. Luxembourg would like to change asteroids from the threat into a source of profit. Maybe this fact is not well known, but Luxembourg with population of slightly over 520000 is quite important player on satellite market. With LuxSpace, operator of constellation of probe satellites and […]

Another pawn on Direct-to-Home chessboard – SES-9 satellite launch scheduled on 20th November 2015

SpaceX after loss of Falcon 9 with CRS-7 DRAGON spacecraft is going to launch upgraded Falcon 9 1.2V with SES-9 satellite under contract with SES. With constellation of 53 satellites SES Company is not going to rest on laurels. On 20th November 2015 from launch site SLC-41 in Cape Canaveral ASF is planned launch of next Direct-to-Home satellite […]