UnicomAirNet chooses Eutelsat for in-flight connectivity services in Asia Pacific
UnicomAirNet (UAN) has signed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Asia, an affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), to address the fast-growing in-flight connectivity (IFC) market in the Asia Pacific region.
EUTELSAT 172B satellite soars into space
The EUTELSAT 172B satellite of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) was successfully launched into space tonight by an Ariane 5 rocket that took off at 23.45 GMT (20.45 Kourou time, 01.45 CET). The first telemetry data has been received from the 3.5 tonne satellite and preparations are now ongoing for solar array deployment on 3 June and deployment 22 hours later of robotic arm.
Panasonic scales up Eutelsat capacity over Asia Pacific for in-flight Internet and TV services
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the largest provider of in-flight entertainment and communications services, has booked additional capacity on the EUTELSAT 172A satellite to deliver broadband connectivity and TV services to commercial airlines over the Pacific Ocean region.
EUTELSAT 115 West B, world first all-electric satellite, begins ascent to geostationary orbit
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that the xenon-ion thrusters of the all-electric EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite have been powered up, enabling the ascent from supersynchronous transfer orbit to geostationary orbit to be initiated as planned on 12 March. Eutelsat’s new satellite was launched by SpaceX on 1 March.