Sunday, September 23, 2018

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...

Singapore-based satellite operator Kacific to launch with SpaceX in 2019

Kacific Broadband Satellites, a new satellite operator based in Singapore, has selected SpaceX to launch its first satellite, Kacific-1. Kacific-1 will be launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 in 2019 and will deliver...

Four Japanese companies form a joint venture to develop small rockets

Four Japanese companies – IHI Aerospace, Canon Electronics, Shimizu Corporation, and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) – have formed the New Generation Small Rocket Development Planning Co., Ltd. This joint venture,...

Singapore company Addvalue partners with Inmarsat for 24/7 LEO communications

Addvalue Technologies, a Singapore-based company, has signed an official agreement with Inmarsat to offer the world’s first on-demand commercial communications service for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Known as the Inter-Satellite Data...

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...

Mitsubishi Electric & 3 European companies establish JV providing GNSS for driverless cars

Yesterday, Japanese company Mitsubishi Electric announced that it has established a joint venture with German companies Bosch and Geo++ and Swiss company u-blox. The joint venture will see the creation of Sapcorda...

OneWeb’s Greg Wyler and CNSA’s Tian Yulong meet to discuss smallsat constellations

According to the China National Space Administration (CNSA), Founder and Chairman of OneWeb Greg Wyler met up with CNSA’s Secretary General Tian Yulong in Beijing on July 28. During the meeting, Wyler...

Five of China’s Aerospace Linghe electric heavy vehicles to officially enter the Chinese market

As Tesla rolls out its new Tesla 3, and as India pushes for ISRO’s lithium batteries to be made commercially-available, electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Aerospace Linghe has officially received a permit...

Singapore signs SG$8.4 million contract with McMurdo for Search and Rescue ground system

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a contract worth SG$8.4 million with McMurdo, a subsidiary of Resilient Positioning, Navigation and...
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