ABS launches ABS-2A

ABS announced that ABS-2A was successfully launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 full thrust rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:29 a.m. EDT. The satellite lifted off as part of a dual launch, and was the second deployment at 11:05 a.m. EDT.


Al Jazeera Balkans joins TEAM:SAT TV platform on EUTELSAT 16A satellite

Al Jazeera Balkans and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announce today at the NEM media event in Dubrovnik that Al Jazeera Balkans is joining the TEAM:SAT TV platform.


Speedcast implements enhancements to its maritime network

SpeedCast is now operating a global VSAT network with more than 90 satellite beams consisting of global C-band, L-band, Ku-band and Ka-band, following the launch of its Fleet Xpress service, from more than 70 satellites


Es’hailSat and QCAA sign MoU

Es’hailSat and the Meteorological Department will share services and experience in line with the shared interest towards achieving Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and the ongoing projects for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup



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“Deliberate interference has increased dramatically since 2011”

Mueid G. Al-Zahrani, VP & Chief Technical Officer-ARABSAT speaks to SatellitePro ME about the operator’s initiatives in the areas of RF interference and deliberate jamming; a preview of the annual conference of the IRG to be held in Dubai from Nov 17-20 2012.


Yahsat presents Innovation award to SkyStream

At Yahsat’s partner event in Abu Dhabi, SkyStream was awarded the Innovation award for outstanding performance as a service partner


Passing the Torch

On March 1st, Eutelsat’s Michel de Rosen handed the reins to his successor Rodolphe Belmer who is now the new CEO of the global satellite operator. In an exclusive interview with Clayton Vallabhan, Michel de Rosen speaks about his six-years at Eutelsat

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