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In brief: radar satellite operator Umbra Labs included in latest $950M DoD JADC2 contract awards.

On July 9,2021, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite operator Umbra Labs was part of a group of companies winning awards …

Astranis starts building four new small GEO comm sats

This week Astranis announced it has started building four small geostationary communications satellites for new customers, with three of the …

Satellite provider SES teases US cellular, 5G cloud customers

Last week, satellite provider SES described two sets of tests it conducted with “a major mobile operator and cloud provider …

Lynk “Shannon” cell tower in space satellite forerunner of thousands

Today’s announcement by Lynk Global of its “Shannon” satellite going into operation is the start of a path that could …

Lynk starts operation of Shannon “Cell Tower in Space” satellite

Today Lynk Global announced its fifth satellite is successfully starting operations. Shannon, the company’s “cell tower in space” is the …

Elon @ MWC: Nearly 70K Starlink users, “several hundred thousand” at least in 12 months

Speaking virtually at Mobile World Congress 2021 this week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the company’s Starlink satellite broadband service …

Virgin Orbit completes second successful flight of LauncherOne rocket

This week Virgin Orbit successfully flew its second LauncherOne mission, placing 7 customer satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The …

Astrocast CEO Fabien Jordan (Source: Fabien Jordan Twitter feed)

Astrocast looking to go public in Europe this year

Swiss-based IoT firm Astrocast is examining its options to go public on a European stock market.  The company announced the …

OneWeb successfully launches 36 satellites completing “Five to 50” program

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband provider OneWeb successfully put another 36 satellites into orbit today, July 1, 2021, bringing …