Japan-based Weathernews & Laos government sign MoU for meteorological data exchange

Weathernews Inc., a Japan-based company that operates weather satellites, has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment of...

The world of small satellite launchers

The cost of making small satellites is coming down and hence there is an exploding demand for launching such satellites. There is also a move by small satellite players to cover...

Indonesia’s Multifunctional Satellite tender results to be announced end-2018

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) officially launched the Multifunctional Satellite Project at the Creative & Innovative Financing Forum held in Bali, and said that the winners of the...

Audacy secures commercial agreements worth US$100m

Audacy, a space communications service provider with offices in San Francisco and Singapore, announced today that it has secured pre-service commercial agreements valued at over US$100 Million. More than half of the...

Chinese company Hytera Communications acquires Norsat International for US$68 million

Yesterday, Hytera Communications, a provider of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) communications solutions founded in Shenzhen, China, announced that it has acquired Canadian satellite communications company Norsat International. Norsat was acquired for approximately...

Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-1 launch postponed to March 2018

Bangladesh’s first telecommunications satellite Bangabandhu-1, will likely be launched in March 2018 by SpaceX’s Falcon 9, from Cape Canaveral. This is 3 months later than planned, the original launch date being...

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...

Space Startups and Funding: Tips from Investors

On 8 February 2018, SGInnovate, an agency backed by the Singapore government that nurtures and supports startups, organized a Space Startup Night. The event saw three presentations by NewSpace companies –...

SSL selected to manufacture B-SAT’s latest satellite

SSL has announced that it has been selected to manufacture BSAT-4b, the latest broadcasting satellite of Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), one of Japan's leading satellite operators. BSAT-4a wil complement the...

Interview: Gilmour Space Technologies

Gilmour Space Technologies is a space startup headquartered in Queensland, Australia, with a subsidiary in Singapore. Founded in 2012, the company aims to provide low-cost access to space by developing a...
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