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Interview: Microspace, Singapore’s 1st Newspace company

Microspace, which builds and operates its own nanosatellites, is Singapore's first Newspace company, having set up here in 2007. The company launched its first satellite POPSAT in 2014, making history for...

Thaicom leases Thaicom-8 transponder capacity to True Visions Group

Thaicom today announced that True Visions Group Co., one of Asia’s pay-TV providers, has signed a long-term transponder capacity contract for continuing its pay TV service to audiences in Thailand. True...

Kacific signs contract worth $10m with Newtec for VSAT platform

Singapore-based satellite operator Kacific has announced the signing of a contract worth US$10m with satcomm manufacturer Newtec, for the Newtec Dialog VSAT multiservice platform. Under the contract, Newtec will provide Kacific with Newtec Dialog...

Touchdown for Chang’e 4! The ride to the Moon, and some pictures

China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft made history when it successfully became the first spacecraft to perform a soft landing on the Moon’s far side on Thursday January 3rd. As we reported last month,...

Satellite connectivity a key focus for Indonesia in 2019

On January 4, Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) announced its four key focus areas for the year 2019, with satellite connectivity being one of them. According to Minister Rudiantara,...

Japan’s Infostellar to establish UK office

On January 7, Japanese antenna-sharing startup Infostellar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Satellite Applications Catapult, a UK-based company that helps space companies with technology, business strategy, and commercialisation. As...

Odysseus Space to collaborate with Taiwanese university on pulse plasma thruster

Taiwanese company Odysseus Space has just announced a collaboration with Taiwan's  National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) to develop a Pulse Plasma Thruster (PPT) propulsion system for small satellites, known as ARGO. This...

Axelspace’s first sat for Earth Observation constellation successfully orbited

On December 27th 2018 at 11:07 JST (02:07 UTC), the microsatellite GRUS, developed by Japanese startup Axelspace Corporation, was successfully orbited. The launch took place from Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome using the...

China launches first Hongyan LEO comms satellite

Today, at 7:51 a.m. Beijing time, China successfully launched the first demonstration satellite of the proposed Hongyan Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications constellation. The satellite was orbited using the Long March...

Rocket Lab launches 13 CubeSats for NASA

On Sunday, December 16, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off at 06:33 UTC (19:33 NZDT) from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. This was Rocket...