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Broadband satellite networks and services provider Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES) has announced its participation in the winning consortium, led by the U.K. Government and Bharti Enterprises, that will acquire OneWeb out of bankruptcy. Hughes has agreed in principle to invest $50 million in the consortium.

exactEarth, provider of satellite-AIS data services, has expanded an alliance agreement (the “Amended Agreement”) with one of its existing channel partners (the Partner).

OneWeb has submitted a modification request to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase the number of satellites in its constellation up to 48,000 satellites.

Monday, 30 March 2020 09:37

OneWeb files for bankruptcy

Satellite communications start-up OneWeb has filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure funding it had been negotiating since the beginning of the year.

OneWeb has announced the successful launch of 34 more satellites onboard a Soyuz launch vehicle from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Lift-off occurred on March 21st at 17:06 UTC. OneWeb’s satellites separated from the rocket and were dispensed in nine batches with signal acquisition anticipated in the coming hours.

Maritime safety has been boosted following the recognition of Iridium’s satellite service as a provider for the international Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) –  giving ship operators more options when protecting vessels and crew, said IEC Telecom.

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