Sunday, September 23, 2018

JAXA selects 2 commercial partners for ISS satellite deployment

Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has selected two companies, Space BD and Mitsui & Co., to handle commercial services relating to satellite deployment from the International Space...

ISRO launch vehicle budgets and revenues

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the budget and revenues of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) launch vehicles. Budget...

Magellan Aerospace to open a US$22 mil manufacturing facility in India

Magellan Aerospace hosted a traditional groundbreaking ceremony on 15 November for the company’s new manufacturing and assembly facility in India, with Canada’s federal minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, participating in...

China launches 3 commercial remote sensing satellites

Today (21 November 2017), at 12:50 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched 3 commercial remote sensing satellites for Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Part of the company’s Jilin 1 satellite series, the...

Chinese rocket company OneSpace raises US$43.6m in Series B

OneSpace, a China-based rocket company developing small satellite launch vehicles, completed its Series B round on 12 August, which raised a total of US$43.6 million (300 million RMB). The round was led...

Kymeta and Sky Perfect JSAT Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Sky Perfect JSAT, Asia’s largest satellite operator, has signed a strategic partnership with Kymeta, a company which develops satellite antenna technology, to provide new satellite communications technology to the Japanese market. The...

Speedcast acquires UltiSat for up to US$100 million

Speedcast International, a company headquartered in Hong Kong and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, has completed acquisition of UltiSat, a US-based company. Both companies provide satellite communications solutions. The deal was...

Sky and Space Global, International Air Traffic Automation Systems sign MoU

This is Australia-based nanosatellite telecommunications developer Sky and Space Global's (SAS's) first agreement within the commercial aviation services sector, according to an SAS press release. It serves as a framework agreement...

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...

SpaceX launches SES-12 serving APAC and Mid East

On Monday, June 4, SpaceX launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT, and the satellite...
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