ODYSSEUS Space wins 500,000 EUR award; will move HQ to Luxembourg

ODYSSEUS Space — a Taiwan-based startup created in 2016 by French professionals to provide solutions for smallsat constellations and space resources exploitation missions — has won the SpaceResources.lu challenge of the...

Australian National University launches InSpace to bridge industry and academia

On 23 October, the Australian National University (ANU) launched its new institute Insitute for Space (InSpace), which will bring together technology, science and law research to advance Australia's space industry. ANU Vice...

Kratos to build gateways for JCSAT-18 satellite network

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) has selected Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to design and build gateways for SJC’s new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) JCSAT-18. The satellite, launching from SpaceX’s Falcon...

Japan’s NTT & Furuno Electric develop GNSS receiver for severe reception conditions

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and Furuno Electric have developed a receiver for GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) to improve time-synchronization accuracy in areas with severe reception...

Singapore-based space debris removal company Astroscale secures US$50m in Series D round

Astroscale, a Singapore-headquartered space debris removal startup with offices in Japan and the UK, has just received US$50 million in its Series D round of funding. The round was led by Japan’s...

Rocket Lab to launch 2 more satellites, for Australia’s Fleet Space, in Nov 11...

US/New Zealand orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has signed a contract with Australian Internet of Things (IoT) start-up Fleet Space Technologies to launch two satellites from Fleet’s Proxima series, which will...

China’s Long March 2C launches China-France CFOSat, Belarus’ BSUSat-1, 6 Chinese smallsats

Today, at 8:43 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China’s Long March 2C rocket launched the China France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSat) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Piggybacking on the satellite were Belarus’ first...

Japan launches GOSAT-2, UAE’s KhalifaSat, the Philippines’ Diwata-2, and 3 cubesats

Today, at 1:08pm JST (GMT+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched two Earth Observation (EO) satellites – KhalifaSat, the first satellite developed entirely by the UAE, as well as GOSAT-2, which will...

China-ESA SMILE spacecraft to launch on Vega-C in 2021

Between October 10-12, scientists from China’s space programme and the European Space Agency (ESA) conducted a review of China-ESA joint mission SMILE. During the review, they confirmed that the SMILE spacecraft...

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...
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