satellite and space Directory
ABS is a global satellite operator and offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data, and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprises and government organizations. ABS operates a fleet of satellites: ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/mobisat-1, ABS-6 and ABS-7. The satellite fleet covers 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia.
Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE, South Africa and Asia.
APT Satellite Company Limited (“APT Satellite” or “APSTAR”) is a leading satellite operator in Asia Pacific region. APSTAR commenced its operation in 1992. We currently own and operate six in-orbit satellites: APSTAR-6, APSTAR-7, APSTAR-9, APSTAR-5C, APSTAR-6C,APSTAR-6D satellite (“APSTAR Satellite Fleet”), covering regions in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and Pacific island which contain approximately 75% of the World’s population. We provide superior “one-stop-shop” satellite transponder leasing, broadcast, Teleport and Network, as well as data center services to broadcasters and telecommunication customers. Supported with comprehensive and high-quality services, the advanced APSTAR Satellite Fleet have become very important satellite resources for the Asia Pacific region. We offer the services to a wide range of applications including video distribution, Direct-To-Home TV, cellular backhaul, corporate network, maritime and aeronautical mobility services. APSTAR is one of the fastest growing satellite operators in the world, we continue expanding and enhancing the scope of services and capability of APSTAR Satellite Fleet to ensure we are able to meet the customer’s ever-growing demand and keep up with the evolution of technology. APT Satellite Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of APT Satellite Holdings Limited, a listed company in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code 1045).
AQYR Technology who has been designing and manufacturing GBS and Commercial satellite communications systems with their single-pushbutton auto-acquisitioning capabilities, has become part of Antenna Research Associates since September 2020. Originally part of Windmill International Inc. a leading defense industry Program Management enterprise, AQYR Technology now aligns their SATCOM suite of complete system products with ARA’s antenna solutions for the Electronic Warfare, Law Enforcement, Military Communications, Satellite Communications and Radar Markets.
Arqiva is a leading UK communications infrastructure company, behind the scenes delivering millions of vital connections. Every day our infrastructure and associated services enable millions of people, businesses and machines to connect wherever they are through TV, radio and machine-to-machine data services. We are the only supplier of national terrestrial television and radio broadcasting services in the UK and our advanced networks support the critical passage of data and content from connected TVs, and smart meters for water, gas and electricity. Our customers include major UK and international broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, Sky Plc., Turner Broadcasting, the independent radio groups and major utility companies and networks.
At Advantech Wireless Technologies, we design, manufacture and deploy networking for broadband connectivity, broadcast solutions, video contribution and distribution and mobile backhaul, using satellite and terrestrial wireless technologies. Our revolutionary technologies include world-leading GaN technology high power amplifiers, SSPAs, block-up converters (SSPB), frequency converters, fixed and deployable antennas, antenna controllers and terrestrial microwave radios.
Our bold and innovative thinking helps a smarter world overcome the most daunting challenges. Ultimately, we help people stay connected and informed using advanced terrestrial and satellite communication technologies. With corporate offices in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and Brazil. Advantech Wireless’ reach extends around the globe.
Advantech Wireless Technologies
Advantech Wireless is a leading wireless broadband communications solution provider for Commercial, Critical Infrastructure & Government and Military clients. Our smarter solutions give clients the freedom reach farther, to achieve reliable connectivity anywhere in the world, and accomplish critical missions of global significance. We design turnkey terrestrial and satellite communications solutions that maximize performance and minimize operational costs, all with uncompromising quality. With our customized approach, award-winning R&D and innovative engineering, we empower you to achieve excellence in communication, while you experience reduced CAPEX and OPEX overall.
At Airbus, our purpose is to improve life on Earth and beyond through our cutting-edge space technologies. With every technological breakthrough, we bring people closer together, we navigate new frontiers and we discover new and unexplored destinations. And we don't just take innovations to space – our space solutions and projects help solve global challenges on Earth.
But we don’t stop there: we envisage a future where our human economy expands beyond Earth’s orbit and everyone benefits from the value of space. Explore, discover, connect: together, we can make tomorrow more than just another day.
Whether mapping every star in our galaxy or looking back at planet Earth, Airbus has been helping to answer big questions from space and advance space exploration for more than 50 years. Supplying reliable systems that range from electronic components to full telecommunications relay platforms, scientific satellites and crewed spacecraft, developing the technology to send spaceships to planets – Airbus provides solutions for customers and their programmes around the globe.
Alkan Telecom is a leading telecommunications solutions provider and systems integrator that offers a wide-set of turnkey solutions to meet the ongoing demands of fixed and wireless operators in the Middle East and Africa. With regional presence in most of MEA countries, Alkan Telecom has always been able to support its clients’ business needs, from inception to completion, going through all phases from planning right through operation.
Applied Instruments designs and manufactures RF test equipment used in the satellite and cable television sectors of the telecommunications industry. Product lines include signal measurement meters, test signal generators and signal switches. Users of Applied Instruments' equipment include the major satellite and cable television service providers and their contractors and equipment manufacturers.
Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 40 years, operating from its headquarter in Riyadh-KSA and two Satellite control stations in Riyadh and Tunis.Now one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 500 TV channels, 200 radio stations, pay-tv networks and wide variety of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe—including an audience of over 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region alone tuned into Arabsat’s video “hotspot” at 26°E.
Arianespace uses space to make life better on Earth by providing launch services for all types of satellites into all orbits. It has orbited more than 700 satellites since 1980, using its family of three launchers, Ariane, Soyuz and Vega, from launch sites in French Guiana (South America) and Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Arianespace is headquartered in Evry, near Paris, and has a technical facility at the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, plus local offices in Washington, D.C., Tokyo and Singapore. Arianespace is a subsidiary of ArianeGroup, which holds 74% of its share capital, with the balance held by 15 other shareholders from the European launcher industry.
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has been Asia's premier satellite operator since it was established in 1988. Our excellent market access, superior technologies and commitment to both customer service and long-term partnerships have allowed us to achieve a market leader position, enjoying industry recognition over the years. Our accomplishments and proven expertise in satellite operations are driven by decades of innovative leadership and insight into leading edge technologies and market developments in Asia.
We currently operate 7 satellites, including AsiaSat 3S, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and AsiaSat 9, being AsiaSat’s most powerful satellite launched to further serve the Asia-Pacific market with enhanced power and efficiency.
AsiaSat's two major shareholders are CITIC Group Corporation and Carlyle Asia Partners IV, L.P.