ISRO, Glavkosmos meet to discuss Russian satellite propulsion bid

In late August 2017, Roscosmos’ commercial arm Glavkosmos met with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to discuss a Russian satellite propulsion system for ISRO, along with possible areas of cooperation. Led...

KARI selects Thales Alenia Space for communications equipment on lunar probe

South Korea’s space agency, the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), has just signed a contract with Thales Alenia Space for its lunar probe’s communications equipment. Known as the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter...

Telkom-1 services fully restored after satellite failure

Yesterday, Telkom Indonesia announced that it has restored 100% of services disrupted due to the failure of its Telkom-1 satellite on 25 August. The service recovery was completed at midnight on Monday,...

Japanese startup Infostellar closes Series A funding with US$7.3m

Infostellar, a space communications infrastructure startup founded in Tokyo in 2016, has just closed its Series A financing round with US$7.3million, led by Airbus Ventures. The firm also received funds from...

SES’ O3b mPower: The satellites, terminals, and capabilities

Yesterday, SES announced plans for a new Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) network known as O3b mPower, which will consist initially of a seven satellite constellation manufactured by Boeing, scheduled to be...

ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix signs MoU with Indian NewSpace company SatSure

Indian NewSpace company SatSure Analytics, which uses satellite data analytics to help farmers, has recently announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm...

SKY Perfect JSAT & Challenergy to power ground stations using wind energy

Japan-based satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT (SJC) has teamed up with startup Challenergy to deliver satellite communications to remote and mountainous areas, powered by wind energy. The formal commercial partnership was established...

e-GEOS to supply Australian Maritime Safety Authority with satellite data for oil spills

On 7 February e-GEOS, a joint venture of Telespazio (a partnership between Thales and Leonard) and the Italian Space Agency, announced that it has won a contract to supply geo-information services...

Australian Satellite Comms Company Myriota to invest $2.72 million in IoT Lab

Myriota’s investment of $1.36 million, which will be matched by a grant from the South Australian State Government’s Future Jobs Fund, will allow the company to integrate its ultra-low-cost satellite IoT...

China’s satcom industry on expansion, Belt & Road, NewSpace

Many satcom giants are feeling the pressure with the advent of NewSpace, the introduction of new and disruptive technologies, and a general stagnation in revenues, all of which are instilling a...

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Dr Megan Clark details the priorities of the Australian Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency began operations on 1 July 2018, and has since been busy mapping the future of Australia’s space industry. At the Space...

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