Media: Israeli government will block Hungarian takeover of the national satellite company

Citing high representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, journalists, among others such newspapers as Haaretz and Times of Israel wrote about state reservations regarding the finalized acquisition of Spacecom Satellite Communications Ltd. by the Hungarian entity 4iG. As they indicated, the fact that the Hungarian counterparty obtains a majority stake in the satellite operator … Read more

Starlink Group 4-1. New delivery of satellites after a long hiatus

Just days after the successful flight of the Crew-3 manned mission, SpaceX carried out another launch of the Falcon 9 rocket. The Starlink Group 4-1 mission delivered 53 more satellites of the emerging super constellation into orbit. The start took place exactly on November 13 at 13:19 Polish time from the SLC-40 platform from the … Read more

Major takeover in the SATCOM market. Inmarsat is part of Viasat

The conclusion of the acquisition agreement was announced on November 8, this year, after arrangements made at the London headquarters of Inmarsat. The adopted provisions assume that the British company, focusing its activities on the maritime and aviation market, will be bought by the American company Viasat for USD 7.3 billion. The Viasat company, providing … Read more

France’s MilSatCom enters a new generation. Syracuse-4A satellite in orbit

“Syracuse IV is a large program that contributes to the improvement of France’s space defense capabilities, which is critical to our sovereignty,” said French Defense Minister Florence Parly on the successful launch of the Syracuse-4A facility using Ariane 5 launcher. The theme of space defense fell here in two ways, because in addition to the … Read more

National importance, commercial access. President of EXATEL on investment in a satellite teleport [Space24 TV]

“This teleport is open to all customers – both public and commercial. Any company that operates […] in a broader scope, both global and continental, it can use satellite communication as a safe communication, but also redundant communication in relation to traditional fiber-optic communication “- assured the president of EXATEL SA, Nikodem Bończa Tomaszewski, in … Read more

China: commercial and military launches of another batch of satellites

The first of these missions – Tianhui 1 – started on July 29 at 11:45 CEST (5:45 CEST) from Jiuquan. The carrier rocket was the system Chang Zheng 2D. The operator of the satellite is the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, which unfortunately means that there is not much information about its functioning, except for the … Read more

Ariane 5 rocket flight. Mission with a new generation telecommunications satellite

During the successful mission of the Arianespace consortium, a pair of telecommunications satellites were launched into orbit: the experimental Eutelsat Quantum and the Star One D2. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite is referred to as the first commercial satellite that allows customers to reconfigure it remotely in orbit in real time. The technology used is – … Read more

Beginning of July ’21 with OneWeb. Competitor SpaceX is keeping pace with the construction of the super constellation

Despite last year’s serious financial problems, the British satellite company OneWeb continues to chase SpaceX in building its own telecommunications superconstellation, maintaining a monthly launch interval. Another such successful flight was carried out at the beginning of July this year. with the involvement of Arianespace and Roscosmos, placing the eighth set of 36 identical satellites … Read more