November 2020

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

Telesat to become public company – Satellite News Digest

Telesat Canada announced that it has entered into an agreement with Loral Space & Communications Inc. and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) pursuant to which Telesat Canada and Loral will become subsidiaries of Telesat Corporation (Telesat), a new publicly traded Canadian incorporated and controlled company.

New real-time link between satellites promises quicker deliver of data – Satellite News Digest

After a five-year collaboration, Inmarsat and Addvalue Innovation announced the Commercial Service Introduction (CSI) of their Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) service, following the successful demonstration of the first live data connectivity between customer Capella Space’s Control Center and its recently launched Sequoia satellite at low Earth orbit.

Launch dates for Soyuz missions – Satellite News Digest

A Soyuz-ST-A rocket for orbiting a UAE FalconEye satellite will be rolled out to the launch pad of the Guiana Space Center on 25 November after repairs, a source in the Russian space industry said. Meanwhile, a Gonets launch from Plesetsk was delayed.

Electron launches 30 smallsats; 1st stage recovered – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Electron; Payload: 30 smallsats; Date: 20 November 2020, 1520 UTC; Launch site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand. The ‘Return to Sender’ mission deployed satellites for TriSept, Swam Technologies, Unseenlabs, and the Auckland Programme for Space Systems at The University of Auckland. The mission brings the total number of satellites launched by Rocket Lab to 95.…

OneWeb emerges from Chapter 11 – Satellite News Digest

OneWeb announced its emergence from U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and achievement of all relevant regulatory approvals. A consortium of UK Government (through the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and Bharti Global, has invested US$1 billion of new equity to offer broadband connectivity services, via a constellation of 650 LEO…