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  • NewSat awarded $12.5 million Jabiru-2 satellite capacity contract

    Australian satellite firm NewSat, (ASX: NWT) has signed an $12.5 million (US$11.7 million) contract for the supply of Jabiru-2 satellite transmission capacity over Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands.

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    Labor forgot about AUSSAT 'debacle': Fletcher

    Labor disregarded history as it developed its satellite policy for the National Broadband Network, Parliamentary Secretary for Communications, Paul Fletcher, claimed today.

  • Report: AT&T is looking to acquire DirecTV

    AT&T has approached satellite provider DirecTV about a possible acquisition, in a bid to more closely integrate TV and broadband services, according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Optus prepares for launch of tenth satellite

    Optus's tenth satellite — the creatively named Optus 10 — will launch next month, the telco announced this morning. Optus 10, which is expected to last more than 15 years, will increase resilience and bandwidth of the telco's satellite fleet, Optus said in a statement.

  • Planet Labs plans big increase in imaging cubesats

    Planet Labs, a satellite imaging startup formed by ex-NASA engineers, has applied for permission to more than double the number of satellites it has in orbit.

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