Google Lunar XPRIZE extends deadline, offers $4.75 million in additional rewards

Google Lunar XPRIZE, in which five international teams are currently competing to land a spacecraft on the moon, has extended its deadline from end-2017 to 31 March 2018. Also, in addition to...

LAPAN to build centre for technology transfer

Indonesian space agency LAPAN will develop an Aerospace and Technology Park (ATP), which will facilitate technology transfer from LAPAN to government and private industry. Under this scheme, LAPAN aims to add...

GomSpace, ST Electronics & CAAS sign MoU for first space-based VHF communications in the...

Today, Danish nanosatellite operator GomSpace A/S signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore company ST Electronics and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The MoU is for the development and...

SAS & Globalsat to provide the Americas with connectivity via nanosatellites

Australia-based nanosatellite telecommunications developer Sky and Space Global (SAS) has just announced the completion of its commercial testing programme with Globalsat, a Pan-American Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) consortium. Following this, the two...

ISRO’s GSAT-11 recalled from launch site

On 24 April, Arianespace officially confirmed that GSAT-11, India’s latest communications satellite and Arianespace’s planned next launch, has officially been sent back to India from the Arianespace launch site at Kourou,...

NASA to contribute to 2 upcoming JAXA missions

NASA and Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have announced plans to continue collaborating on space exploration missions. In a press conference held at JAXA headquarters yesterday, the two...

RBC Signals signs agreement with Taiwan-based ODYSSEUS Space

RBC Signals, a 'Global Ground Station Network' that aggregates the unused capacity of existing satellite ground stations around the world, and ODYSSEUS Space today announced a collaboration to enhance RBC Signals’ global ground...

Intelsat and APSATCOM sign agreement for maritime managed services in China

Intelsat today announced it has signed an agreement with APT Mobile Satcom Ltd. (APSATCOM) to deliver a global maritime network for APSATCOM’s customers in China. Under the multi-year agreement with Intelsat, APSATCOM...

Launch Announcement: Excitement in China Over Tianzhou-1 Launch Today

This is an interesting week. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA7 made its way to the ISS yesterday and Russia will send two astronauts to the same today. Meanwhile, China appears to be...

Taiwan’s indigenous FORMOSAT-5 arrives at Vandenberg to prepare for SpaceX launch

Taiwan’s first indigenously-developed high-resolution remote sensing satellite, FORMOSAT-5, has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. A team of Taiwanese engineers welcomed the satellite to prepare for its launch slated for...
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