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The U.S. Space Force has issued a list of future commercial satellite communications requirements to help interested vendors prepare for potential solicitations in fiscal year 2023. The service noted that the 11 planned procurement contracts projected for the next 11 months are subject to change, according to a sources sought notice published Thursd...

The U.K. government has approved Viasat’s (Nasdaq: VSAT) proposed acquisition of Inmarsat under the National Security and Investment Act. Mark Dankberg, executive chairman and CEO of Viasat, said in a statement published Friday Viasat has been a partner of U.K. national security and defense communities for over 10 years, particularly in the delive...

Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has enlisted the help of an adviser as the communications equipment provider considers selling a unit that offers encryption tools to the government sector, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The encryption business’ estimated annual EBITDA stands at $120 million and the portfolio could sell for $1.8 billion from potential ...

Samer Halawi, former executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Intelsat, has been named CEO of a newly formed connectivity business within Airbus Group‘s defense and space segment. The three-decade industry veteran will oversee the unit that aims to develop and commercialize telecommunications services for the Zephyr high-altitu...

Shareholders at Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) approved the company’s proposed acquisition of Inmarsat that is expected to conclude in the second half of 2022, pending regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions. Richard Baldridge, president and CEO of Viasat, said in a statement released Tuesday the approval by Viasat shareholders marks t...

Six companies have received $278.5 million in agreements from NASA to build and demonstrate space communication services as the agency moves to decommission its fleet of near-Earth satellites. Inmarsat’s U.S. government arm, Kuiper Government Solutions, SES Government Solutions, Telesat U.S. Services, SpaceX and Viasat are expected to complete dev...

Joel Machen, formerly vice president of product development for Inmarsat‘s government business arm, has joined SpiderOak Mission Systems to serve as VP of program management for zero trust hybrid space security products. Dave Pearah, CEO SpiderOak, said in a statement published Thursday Machen will be responsible for supporting delivery of Orb...

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Inmarsat have teamed up to develop an integrated control segment in pursuit of Australia’s military satellite communications system procurement effort. The two companies intend to jointly pursue the JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication System development program and build on previous collaborative ...