Long March 11 launches 6 satellites

On January 19 2018, at 12:12 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) China launched 2 commercial remote sensing satellites for Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., along with four Cubesats. The launch took place at...

Japan’s Axelspace raises US$22.8m in Series B, announces launch of GRUS satellite

Axelspace, a Japanese space startup developing its own Earth imaging satellites, has raised 2.58 billion JPY (US$22.8 mlllion) in its Series B funding round. The funds will be used to develop...

LeoLabs to build space radar in New Zealand to track debris

LeoLabs, Inc., a US-based provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services, has announced a broad-based agreement to build its next LeoLabs Space Radar in New...

The 10 space projects that won Japan’s space awards

Just before announcing a few days ago that it has created a US$940 million fund for space startups, the Japanese government held its 3rd Space Development Utilization Grand Prize. The event...

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...

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...

Australia’s Fleet Space to launch first 2 satellites with ISRO, SpaceX

Australian Internet of Things (IoT) startup Fleet Space Technologies has announced launch plans for its first two nanosatellites, Centauri I and II, in the second half of 2018. The NewSpace startup,...

TeamIndus Selects Lab2Moon Challenge Winners to Develop Payloads for its Rover

TeamIndus, India’s entry for the Google Lunar XPrize, has selected two youth teams to develop payloads for its lunar rover currently being developed. The youth teams chosen are the winning entry Team...

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...

Japanese space firms Axelspace and Weathernews will launch WNISAT-1R aboard Soyuz on 14 July...

WNISAT 1R (Weather News Inc. Satellite 1R), a microsatellite built by Axelspace and operated by Weathernews, will be launched on a Soyuz 2.1A on 14 July, and has already reached the...
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