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FCC Debuts $200M Telehealth Program

FCC Debuts $200M Telehealth Program 

The FCC has proposed a $200 million program to support health care providers’ use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission announced March 30. Congress appropriated the $200 million to the FCC in the CARES Act.…
Post-Pandemic, the Need for Connectivity

Post-Pandemic, the Need for Connectivity Will be Greater Than Ever

For those in the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) value chain, one of the first priorities related to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is how to deal with existing contracts that in almost all cases have been voided connected aircraft are grounded.…
Boeing will refly its Starliner

Boeing will refly its Starliner spacecraft for NASA

Boeing has agreed to repeat the test flight of its Starliner space capsule, a decision that sets its crewed space ambitions back by months and makes it likely SpaceX will win the race to return NASA’s astronauts to space from United States…
T-Mobile and Sprint Complete Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint Complete Merger, Promise 5G Gains

T-Mobile Completes Merger with Sprint to Create the New T-Mobile, led by Mike Sievert. T-Mobile completed its merger with Sprint Corporation, the wireless company announced Wednesday. The new combined parent company T-Mobile US, Inc.,…
The Dish on Ergen’s 5G Masterstroke

The Dish on Ergen’s 5G Masterstroke

It’s fair to say that most of the wireless industry guessed wrong on Charlie Ergen’s plans for 5G. That group includes your humble narrator. We had plenty of hints as to what was the truth — that Ergen was building the fourth largest…
Rakuten and Vodafone Invest

Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in Space Mobile, a LEO Cell Service

Rakuten CEO Mickey Mikitani and AST & Science CEO Abel Avellan meet in Midland, Texas. Rakuten and Vodafone Invest Rakuten and Vodafone are the lead investors in a just-announced space-based cellular broadband network called Space…
Rocket Lab Acquires

Rocket Lab Acquires Satellite Hardware Company

Integration of NRO Birds of a Feather mission on Rocket Lab’s Electron space vehicle. Photo: Rocket Lab Acquires Rocket Lab has reached an agreement to acquire Sinclair Interplanetary, a Toronto-based satellite hardware company, the small…
Mother Nature Will Not be Denied

Mother Nature Will Not be Denied: The Future of Space Flight

Climate change is a hot topic, and many are concerned about how it is affecting the world we live in. But how is it influencing the way we look at the world outside our atmosphere? Rising ocean temperatures can lead to stronger hurricanes, and…
Scottish Satellite IoT Startup

Scottish Satellite IoT Startup R3-IoT Opens Doors to Investors

A satellite image of a Fish Farm (Courtesy of R3-IoT) Scottish Satellite IoT Startup Scottish Satellite IoT Startup Two former Clyde Space engineers are seeking initial investment for their new Glasgow-based startup, R3-IoT, which aims to provide…
Eutelsat Leaves C-Band Alliance

Eutelsat Leaves C-Band Alliance

Eutelsat headquarters in Paris, France. Photo: Eutelsat Eutelsat withdrew from the C-Band Alliance Eutelsat withdrew from the C-Band Alliance (CBA). The CBA saw major satellite companies’ SES, Intelsat, Eutelsat and Telesat join forces…
Standing out From the Cloud: SES CEO

Standing out From the Cloud: SES CEO on Microsoft Azure Deal

SES CEO Steve Collar. Photo: SES Standing out From the Cloud: SES CEO SES CEO Steve Collar’s head may be in the clouds after a recent deal with Microsoft, but in this case, being in the cloud is not a bad thing. SES kicked off a busy week…
Globalstar Proceeds with French BPIFAE

Globalstar Proceeds with French BPIFAE Facility Amendment

A view of Globalstar offices. Photo credit: Globalstar Globalstar Proceeds with French BPIFAE Globalstar Proceeds with French BPIFAE. Globalstar decided to proceed with an amendment to the current BPIFAE Facility Agreement together with a…
There is Light at the End of the GEO FSS Tunnel

There is Light at the End of the GEO FSS Tunnel

The Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) industry is entering its fourth year of a downturn. It is well understood in the market that there is an over-supply of capacity and that prices are falling. Due to the rapid expansion of terrestrial networks…
Keeping Space Tidy: Industry Steps Up

Keeping Space Tidy: Industry Steps Up Junk Management Efforts

The number of satellites in orbit is expected to rise considerably in the upcoming decade. More satellites mean more debris and that means a greater risk of collisions. The space industry is therefore looking for ways to safeguard space operations…
The Coming of Space Tourism

The Coming of Space Tourism

As the world looks to the stars to test technology, advance science, and build an economic engine to get to the moon and beyond, space tourism will play an important role. But, giving private citizens the view of a lifetime comes at a cost.…

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