Pioneering the satcoms and geo-intelligence industry for decades
Astrium Services unites the power of
Paradigm, Milsat Services, Vizada, Vizada Networks, TDCOM and London Satellite Exchange.
London Satellite Exchange purchased
Creation of Vizada
Vizada is created through merger of FTMSC and Telenor Satellite Services following buyout by Apax Partners
Creation of Astrium Services
France Telecom acquired DeTeSat (Germany), Glocall (Netherlands), and TDcom (France). Combined mobile satellite business named France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications (FTMSC).
Creation of Taide Network with Land VSAT services operations in Europe.
Shipment of 1000th XChange system
Shipment of 1000th XChange system, providing sophisticated communications management to shipping fleets.
First ultra-fast military broadband satcom network in Europe in Ka-band, COMCEPT, awarded by French MoD.
KASANOVA (German Ka-band service) is launched.
Skynet 5D contract was agreed
and existing contract with UK MoD extended until 2022.
First contract for Paradigm with the US government
(X-band contract to DISA).
Skynet 5A satellite launched.
Award of Satcom BW2 in Germany and ASTEL-S contract with the French MoD.
Launch of SkyFile® Mail
Our first and most well-known value-added services to optimize satellite connectivity.
Creation of the IMSO (Inmarsat)
Creation of the International Maritime Satellite Organization (Inmarsat), with contribution of France, Norway and the US as founding members. Subsequently, France Telecom continues to operate as one of the first Inmarsat mobile satellite communication providers
Eik Land Earth Station
Eik teleport ( Norway) was established to provide communications to oil platforms in the North Sea
Originally part of Norwegian operator Telenor, we became the first to use satellites for domestic use.
Operating a network of radio communications in Europe for maritime communications.