July 2020

News on key developments at SupremeSAT, and general news on the Space and Satellite industry from across the web

HawkEye 360 announces global radio signal monitoring service – Satellite News Digest

HawkEye 360 Inc. announced that it is offering a daily Regional Awareness Subscription (RAS) service. Leveraging the company’s RFGeo product, RAS delivers mission-critical insights by allowing organisations to identify, monitor, and analyse signal behaviour over time. Large-scale RF signal mapping provides deeper situational awareness in these regions, with the data sets enabling trend analysis using…

Sateliot allies with Danish Gatehouse – Satellite News Digest

Sateliot, the first satellite telecommunications operator to provide continuous global connectivity to the Internet of Things (IoT) universe under a 5G architecture, has sealed an agreement with the Danish Gatehouse Group to develop the world’s first NB-IoT [narrowband Internet of things] network, which will enable it to offer global 5G connectivity once its LEO nanosatellite…

Lobster Eye, a technology verification star – Satellite News Digest

On 25 July 2020, China’s Chang Zheng-4B rocket was successfully launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, and the space exploration satellite named "Lobster Eye X-ray Explorer" was successfully put into orbit. "Lobster Eye X-ray Explorer" is the first space exploration satellite in the world to apply X-ray technology focusing with lobster-eye optics. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072701

Next Ariane 5 launch postponed – Satellite News Digest

To enable additional technical checks required under the fairing and the Ariane dual launch system (SYLDA), the final phase of launch preparation operations for the 253rd Ariane flight (VA253) has not been initiated by Arianespace. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072601

U.S., Russia in clash over alleged ASAT test – Satellite News Digest

The tests of a satellite held by Russia’s Defense Ministry in mid-July created no threats for other space vehicles and violated no principles of international law, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Earlier, U.S. Space Command said it had evidence that Russia conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072602

Global Eagle commences voluntary bankruptcy proceedings – Satellite News Digest

Global Eagle Entertainment announced that it has agreed upon a definitive "stalking horse" asset purchase agreement under which substantially all of the company’s assets will be acquired for total consideration of $675 million by an entity established at the direction of holders of approximately 90% of the company’s senior secured first-lien term loans. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2020072603