Iridium lands seven-year, $738.5 million Defense Department contract

WASHINGTON — After 5 month-long extensions, the U.S. authorities signed a seven-year settlement with Iridium Communications for limitless use of the McLean, Virginia-based agency’s cellular communications constellation. Iridium’s new Enhanced Cellular Satellite... Read more »

Starlink failures highlight space sustainability concerns

WASHINGTON — The failure of not less than 5 % of the primary batch of SpaceX Starlink satellites has put a highlight on the rising considerations that satellite tv for pc megaconstellations... Read more »

SES, with FCC’s blessing, says O3b constellation can reach global coverage

WASHINGTON — SES says its constellation of medium Earth orbit O3b satellites now has the power to broaden from an equatorial system to a world system because of new approvals from U.S.... Read more »

Iridium breaks Inmarsat monopoly on maritime safety communications

This story was up to date Could 22. WASHINGTON — The UN licensed Iridium Communications to supply International Maritime Misery Security System (GMDSS) providers, ending Inmarsat’s monopoly on the internationally required service... Read more »

EchoStar expects Jan. 8 or 9 SpaceX launch, confronts Brazil and EU deadlines

PARIS — Satellite tv for pc fleet operator EchoStar Corp. on Nov. 23 stated its EchoStar 23 tri-band telecommunications satellite tv for pc for Brazil is anticipated to launch Jan. 8 or... Read more »

Harris Corp. To Market Iridium Next Hosted Payload Capacity

WASHINGTON — Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., has assumed duty for advertising and marketing residual hosted payload capability aboard Iridium Communications’ next-generation satellite tv for pc constellation slated to start launching in... Read more »

Orbital Defeats Ball To Nab Iridium Next Integrator Job

PARIS — Orbital Sciences Corp. will combine and check the 81 Iridium Subsequent cellular communications satellites beneath a contract with Iridium Subsequent builder Thales Alenia Area, Orbital introduced Jan. 27. Monetary phrases... Read more »