The Russian space agency Roscosmos has said that its Proton Breeze M launch vehicle, the same spacecraft that will be used to launch Inmarsat's Global Xpress satellites, has completed its first launch since suffering a dramatic failure in May.
In a surprise move, Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it plans to sell off its commercial satellite communications business, including its maritime satcom business and direct sales subsidiary Marlink.
Bremen-based shipping company Herm. Dauelsberg has agreed a deal with Telemar GmbH, the German subsidiary of the Telemar Group, to supply FleetBroadband services to its fleet of 18 vessels.
Navarino reports that it has agreed a deal to provide FleetBroadband antennas and airtime to the two LNG tankers operated by Höegh LNG, and is now working with the Norway-based company to outfit the vessels Arctic Lady and Arctic Princess with JRC FleetBroadband 500 equipment.
Korean manufacturer Intellian today announced that it has won a contract to supply FleetBroadband antennas for 38 Hanjin Shipping container vessels.
Inmarsat has reported that MOL Ship Management has commenced migrating over 100 vessels to its FleetBroadband 6GB plan to enhance both crew welfare and business operations.
Astrium has reported that the Alphasat satellite launched in late July 2013, expected to add additional capacity to Inmarsat's FleetBroadband network, has been successfully tested and moved to its operational orbital position.
Inmarsat has pledged to freeze its FleetBroadband pricing for next year, stating that there will be no price rises on the service up to the end of 2014.
Navarino has announced that it has won two new Greek customers, Goldenport and Athenian Sea Carriers, which both have signed up for FleetBroadband plans of 6GB per ship with the Infinity bandwidth management and optimisation solution.
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