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Arabsat and Saudi Arabia’s KACST order ARABSAT 6D communications satellite from indigenous manufacturer Taqnia Space

Major regional Fixed Service Satellite (FSS) operator Arabsat (Arab Satellite Communications Organization) has teamed up with the Saudi Arabian institute King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) to purchase a GEO communications spacecraft from TAQNIA Space, a subsidiary of …

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Inmarsat orders jointly-funded launch from SpaceX for joint Hellas-Sat 3/EuropaSat plus two more for Inmarsat’s own sats

Mobile satellite communications service operator Inmarsat announced that it has contracted with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to provide launch services for Hellas-Sat 3/EuropaSat, the satellite it will jointly own with Hellas-sat (which is in turn owned by Arabsat).  Inmarsat hopes …

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Arabsat and Inmarsat team up to order single Hellas-Sat 3/EuropaSat spacecraft from Thales Alenia Space

The pan-Arabic satellite operator Arabsat has joined forces with the UK-based satellite mobile communications operator Inmarsat, to jointly order a new  communications satellite from Thales Alenia Space.  The satellite known as Hellas-Sat 3 by Arabsat and  EuropaSat by Inmarsat will …

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Arabsat awaits regulatory approval for its Hellassat buy

The pan-Arabic satellite operator Arabsat is awaiting regulatory approval for its planned purchase of the Greek satellite operator Hellassat from OTE which it announced on 7 February.  The purchase price was €208 million ($281 million).  Hellesat operates the Hellesat 2 communications satellite …

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Eutelsat complains that its Eutelsat 25A satellite is being jammed

European commercial satellite operator Eutelsat has formally complained to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and to the Government of Saudi Arabia that transponders aboard its Eutelsat 25A communications satellite, currently being operated over the longitude of 25.5 degrees East in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), are being jammed …

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