Rocket Lab’s next launch will be a commercial flight

Rocket Lab has today confirmed its next launch will be the company’s first fully commercial flight. Two Lemur-2 cubesats for launch customer Spire Global will be on board the upcoming launch,...

Kanematsu to sell Vector’s launch services to Asia

Japan-based Kanematsu Corporation (KG), a large trading company with experience in purchasing satellites and other space systems, has entered into an exclusive representative agreement with Vector to sell Vector’s products and...

9 VCs who have invested in Asia-Pacific space startups

Raising capital is often a struggle for NewSpace companies, especially in a region which is relatively unfamiliar with space technology. Often, space companies have to turn to individuals, private angel investors,...

mu Space Corp confirms satellite mission aboard New Glenn

mu Space Corp today confirmed at the Satellite 2018 event that they will launch a geostationary satellite aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn orbital rocket. The launch window starts in late 2020. Commenting...

Gilmour Space achieves 70kN of thrust in single-port hybrid engine test

The G-70 orbital-class rocket engine, developed by Gilmour Space Technologies, has successfully achieved 70,000 Newtons (15,700 pounds-force) of thrust in what could be the world’s largest successful test fire of a single-port...

mu Space to partner with SES & Hughes for connectivity in rural Thailand

Thai startup mu Space, which aspires to provide satellite services to rural areas in Thailand, announced it has selected SES Networks as its partner in an agreement which will include the...

Japan-based ispace raises additional $1.8m in Series A, totaling $94.5m

ispace, a Japan-based private lunar exploration company, announced earlier this month that it has raised US$1.8 million from Tohoku University Venture Partners Co., Ltd (THVP). This funding comes in addition to the...

Gilmour Space, NASA sign Space Act Agreement

Australia and Singapore-based rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has entered into a Space Act Agreement with the US National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) to collaborate on various research, technology development...

Space Startups and Funding: Tips from Investors

On 8 February 2018, SGInnovate, an agency backed by the Singapore government that nurtures and supports startups, organized a Space Startup Night. The event saw three presentations by NewSpace companies –...

Australian Satellite Comms Company Myriota to invest $2.72 million in IoT Lab

Myriota’s investment of $1.36 million, which will be matched by a grant from the South Australian State Government’s Future Jobs Fund, will allow the company to integrate its ultra-low-cost satellite IoT...

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Interview: Independence-X, Malaysia’s NewSpace pioneer

Independence-X Aerospace is a company of industry professionals and academics based out of Technology Park Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur with the aim of transforming...

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