Gilmour Space secures US$13.7 million in Series B funding

Gilmour Space Technologies, Singapore- and Australia-based newspace company, has raised AU$19 million (US$13.7 million) to scale-up and launch its first commercial hybrid rocket to space in 2020, according to the company's press...

Japan’s ispace selects SpaceX for first two lunar missions

ispace, a Japan-based company developing robotics for lunar delivery and resource exploration, announced today that SpaceX will be the launch provider for its first two maiden voyages to the Moon scheduled...

Using commercial-off-the-shelf components for space: a technical look

For some spacecraft manufacturers, the use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) parts is the only option to meet the performance and cost needs of a mission. For many satellite Original Equipment Manufacturers...

Thailand’s mu Space unveils Iron Man spacesuit design, to develop terrestrial IoT apparel

mu Space, a Thai NewSpace company with plans to provide both satellite communications and space tourism, has just announced two new developments: a spacesuit design for space tourists, as well as...

Singapore-based Transcelestial raises US$1.8 million in seed funding

Transcelestial Technologies, a Singapore-based startup backed by Entrepreneur First, SGInnovate, and Sparklabs Global Ventures, has raised S$2.5 million (US$1.8 million) in seed funding to develop lasers for wireless ultra high bandwidth...

NewSpace company Kineis to launch Europe’s first IoT nanosatellite constellation

Kineis, a new space company based in France, is planning on launching the first European Internet of Things (IoT) nanosatellite constellation of 20 nanosatellites by the year 2021. Through this, the...

Chinese government launch site conducts first 2 commercial launches

This week, two Chinese NewSpace startups conducted suborbital launches at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, one of the launch sites owned by China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA). These...

Japanese space robot startup GITAI selected for 1st Google Demo Day Asia

GITAI, a Japan-based startup developing a humanoid robot for use in space, has been selected as one of the 10 finalists qualified to pitch at Google Demo Day Asia. An initiative allowing...

Additive Manufacturing in Launch Vehicles

Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing, as it is commonly known, is a technology that is being more and more used in manufacturing across many industries. The space industry is no...

An overview of Japan’s space activities

Let us go back a decade, to 2008. The Summer Olympic Games were held in Beijing, the iPhone 3G had been introduced by Apple, and it was also the International Year...
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