Interview: Audacy aspires to be the ‘telco’ for spacecraft

Audacy, a space communications service provider, is working towards developing a space-based data relay system using three Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites (scheduled to launch in 2019) and two ground stations....

Australia’s Space Agency leaders to hold interactive Q&A session

Troy McCann, CEO of Moonshot, will be hosting a live Q&A panel discussion with experts who have been leading the development of Australia’s new industry-focused Space Agency. On May 24 at...

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,...

Four Japanese companies form a joint venture to develop small rockets

Four Japanese companies – IHI Aerospace, Canon Electronics, Shimizu Corporation, and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) – have formed the New Generation Small Rocket Development Planning Co., Ltd. This joint venture,...

ISRO Contracts out Satellite Manufacturing to Private Consortium for its Navigation Constellation

In a move to liberalize the Indian space sector, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has tasked a consortium led by private defence equipment supplier Alpha Design Technologies to manufacture two...

Interview: Gilmour Space Technologies

Gilmour Space Technologies is a space startup headquartered in Queensland, Australia, with a subsidiary in Singapore. Founded in 2012, the company aims to provide low-cost access to space by developing a...

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...

Infostellar, Kyushu Institute of Technology announce partnership

According to an Infostellar press release, long time collaborators Infostellar and Kyushu Institute of Technology (“Kyutech”) have formed an official partnership to accelerate collaboration and development of StellarStation — Infostellar's proprietary cloud-based...

Australian startup Myriota closes US$15m Series A funding round

Myriota, an Australian startup aiming to provide nanosatellite internet of things (IoT) connectivity, has just closed a US$15 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Australian VC firms Main...

JAXA selects 2 commercial partners for ISS satellite deployment

Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has selected two companies, Space BD and Mitsui & Co., to handle commercial services relating to satellite deployment from the International Space...

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A detailed look at Japan’s Hayabusa2 asteroid exploration mission

The Hayabusa missions, both designed, launched and operated by JAXA, are known as sample-return missions, in which a spacecraft will rendezvous with an astronomical...

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