Ahead of Zephyr’s commercial service launch by the end of 2024, Airbus’ high-altitude platform station (HAPS) connectivity business has unveiled its new brand, AALTO HAPS (AALTO), with the tagline “The Future is Stratospheric.”
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First Emirati Lunar Mission Prepares for Launch
The Emirates Lunar Mission, the first mission to the moon from the United Arab Emirates, is set to be launched on November 28 at 12:46 p.m. (UAE time). Aboard ispace's HAKUTO-R M1 lander, the Rashid Rover, named for Dubai’s ruling family, will lift off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Inmarsat to Power Emirates Airbus A35O’s High-Speed In-Flight Broadband
Emirates will offer passengers new high-speed inflight broadband powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation onboard 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft that are scheduled to enter service in 2024. The new agreement will significantly improve the passenger experience with enhanced connectivity and greater global coverage.
SES YTD 2022 Performance Reflects Solid Ongoing Business Execution
SES disclosed the company’s YTD financial performance, which reflects solid execution across the business, complemented by the value-accretive DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) acquisition.
Es’hailSat, AXESS Networks Join Forces in Qatar
Es’hailSat, the Qatari satellite company, and AXESS Networks, a global leader of satellite communications solutions, announced their strategic partnership agreement to provide teleport and VSAT services for multiple sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
SES O3b mPOWER Gateway to Be Hosted by e& at Ras Al Khaimah
The carrier and wholesale services (C&WS) division of e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group) announced its partnership with Microsoft and SES to host the co-located SES O3b mPOWER and Microsoft ground station at Ras Al Khaimah.
Iridium, Qualcomm to Support Satellite Messaging in Smartphones
Iridium Communications has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm Technologies to enable satellite messaging and emergency services in smartphones powered by Snapdragon® Mobile Platforms. Qualcomm Technologies' new Snapdragon® Satellite solution is supported by the fully operational Iridium® satellite constellation.
CRA Qatar Issues Telecom License for LEO Satellite Broadband Services
The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) issued an individual license to Starlink Satellite Qatar, a recently established entity by SpaceX, for the provision of public satellite telecommunications networks and services.
First Two SES O3b mPOWER Satellites Successfully Launched
SES announced that the first two O3b mPOWER satellites were successfully launched into space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States.
More Satellite IoT Connectivity Opportunities Anticipated
The global satellite IoT communications market is growing steadily, with the number of satellite IoT subscribers set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40.3% and reach 21.2 million units by 2026.