Phoenix Tower International
Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Argentina promotes the development of its third satellite

Another medium and geostationary device is in the plans of the new government. A meeting held yesterday between the state operator Arsat and the technology company INVAP - which built the two satellites that are operational - ended with the announcement that the development for the construction of the third national satellite will begin.

Yesterday's meeting was attended by the new authorities of the satellite operator, Invap, and the officials of the Ministry of Public Innovation. The Arsat 3 would be destined to provide connectivity at low cost in isolated areas of the Argentine geography and the statement does not explain if it will be in Ka band, as was the 2013 plan. The current deployment of the satellite broadband service was also analyzed in hard to reach homes located in the northern part of the Andes mountain range and various mission definition alternatives for the next second generation satellite.

Read full article


Argentina · Terrestrial Backbones · Satellites · Politics · Data Center17/09/2020

Argentine government launches the National Connectivity Program

President Alberto Fernández yesterday led the launch of the National Connectivity Program, which provides for a total investment of US$ 504 million to provide fiber optic and satellite connectivity throughout the country. The initiative also contemplates the enhancement of the Arsat Open Digital Television and Data Center infrastructure.

Regional · Satellites08/09/2020

SES, the only "kid on the block" in medium orbit.

Oscar Castillo, General Manager of Sales for Global Governments of the satellite operator, said during the Satellites Map Day organized by Convergencialatina that LEO is "very congested", compared to MEO. By 2021 SES foresees the launch of the SES 17, HTS and with Ka-band capacity over Latin America, combined with the first phase of putting O3b mPower into orbit.

Estados Unidos · Satellites13/08/2020

Mandatory sale of C-band licenses in US revolutionizes satellite world with new fleets and launches

The decision of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US regulator, to release spectrum in the 3.7-4 GHz band for use in mobile services will entail concrete and costly changes for the industry, because it forces five central players to reassembly their fleets, and even launch new satellites. There will be changes in the Intelsat fleet with tread in Latin America.

Argentina · Internet & OTT · Software and Applications22/07/2020

School on a screen: The Juan Manso Plan seeks to bring connectivity, devices and content to public schools

The portal, the state society in charge of providing digital tools to education, has been present for 20 years. Due to the pandemic, its managers had to renew it and adapt it in a few weeks.

Argentina · Satellites20/07/2020

Saocom’s project places local science and industry at the forefront

The launch of the Saocom 1B satellite, a twin of its predecessor, 1A, in orbit since October 2018, was scheduled for March 30. Like so many things that the coronavirus pandemic delayed, the launch of Saocom 1B aboard the rocket SpaceX's Falcon 9 was postponed, and will finally materialize next Saturday. For Argentina, the leap into these devices constitutes a true milestone in terms of science and development, since the Synthetic Aperture Radar technology was totally unknown.

List all analysis