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2010-06-04 07:55:58

The completion of important tests on the Hylas telecommunications satellite has brought it a step closer to launch late this year. Once the final tests are completed, Hylas will be ready to be shipped to Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana in August. In mid-May, thermal-vacuum testing was completed in Bangalore, India. The thermal-vacuum test is the most demanding phase of satellite testing. For Hylas, it involved taking the complete satellite between the temperature extremes it will...

2010-04-27 06:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md. and MILTON KEYNES, England, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) today announced an $18 million, multi-year agreement to supply Avanti Communications Group, plc with advanced Ka-band networking infrastructure for Avanti's HYLAS 2 satellite, building on the initial $24 million contract to supply Ka-band technology for HYLAS 1 signed last October. Both deals include acquisition of satellite capacity by Hughes, which will be used to expand...

2009-11-08 06:37:40

A Russian rocket will next year for the first time blast off from a European launch pad in South America, officials said Saturday, as the first rockets headed for the site on board a ship. Two Russian Soyuz rockets bound for the French seas left late Saturday. They will arrive 15 days later ahead of the first planned launches next year of Soyuz rockets from France's launch site in French Guiana. Arianespace Jean-Yves Le Gall, chief executive of French aerospace, told AFP, "We are in line for...

2009-11-06 09:26:08

Hylas, a flexible, broadband Ka-band satellite, is steadily moving towards completion. The communications payload has been shipped from England to India for integration with the platform, marking a key milestone for the project. This important step was completed in late October by Astrium UK, the prime contractor for the Hylas satellite, supported by Avanti Communications, the satellite customer and operator, and ESA, partner and co-funder of the project. The next phase involves the...

2009-10-27 06:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md. and MILTON KEYNES, England, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) today announced a multi-year agreement whereby its subsidiary, Hughes Network Systems, Ltd. will provide Avanti Communications Group plc and its partner channels, eight (8) gateways and 50,000 customer premise terminals to operate over HYLAS, Europe's first dedicated, high-throughput Ka-band broadband satellite to be launched in 2010. The initial value of the contract is in...

2009-07-23 12:39:49

The UK's Hylas satellite, which hopes to help close the digital gap by supplying space-born broadband Internet access for remote areas, is making a last minute rocket change. On Wednesday, Avanti Communications signed a contract with Arianespace to use either its Ariane 5 or Soyuz launchers. The inaccessibility of broadband has been a great inconvenience to those in rural and other outlying areas. Hylas will fix this problem by providing 2Mbs Internet connections to these areas where it was...

2008-07-04 15:00:34

Avanti Communications Group, a satellite operator, has signed a contract to provide broadband services to SATdsl, a provider of satellite communication solutions in the Czech Republic. The initial contract value is GBP100,000 over three years. At the outset bandwidth will be provided on Avanti's leased satellite capacity and then migrated to Hylas when it launches in 2009. The contract is for a 'Virtual Networks Operator' (VNO) service, which means that Avanti provides a fully managed...

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