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...

Indonesia, Japan to develop world’s first microsatellite with SAR

As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2013, Indonesia is currently working with Chiba University, Japan, to develop its fifth experimental satellite LAPAN A5, owned by the country's...

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...

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...

ISRO’s PSLV-C39 mission fails due to heat shield mishap

India's PSLV's 41st flight began at 1900 hours IST from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. It was carrying the eighth satellite of the Indian...

Telkom-1 fails, affecting thousands of ATMs throughout Indonesia

On 25 August 2017, Indonesia’s largest telco PT Telkom experienced a service disruption due to the failure of its oldest operational satellite, Telkom-1. Although steps have been taken to remedy the...

ISRO develops haze-removal algorithm for satellite imagery

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has just developed a new algorithm that is able to dramatically improve the quality of satellite images, such that haze can be removed from the...

JAXA announces launch schedule for Michibiki-4

Only slightly more than a week since the launch of Michibiki-3, Japan’s space agency JAXA has announced the launch schedule for Michibiki-4. According to JAXA, Michibiki-4, the fourth satellite in the Michibiki...

Russia to launch 2 South Korean satellites in 2019, 2020

Glavkosmos, Russia's launch service provider, has just announced that it will launch 2 South Korean CAS500-series satellites in 2019 and 2020. After a tender bid held early this year, Glavkomos signed two...

China & ESA successfully complete joint astronaut training exercise

On 21 August 2017, astronauts from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully completed a joint sea survival training exercise in China. 16 members of the...
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