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,...

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...

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...

Space Data Association to use space debris data from High Earth Orbit cubesats

Today, Sydney-based startup High Earth Orbit Robotics (HEO) announced that the Space Data Association (SDA) has signed a Letter of Intent to use data gathered from HEO’s planned nanosatellites. Under the agreement,...

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...

SKY Perfect JSAT’s ground station to host Spire’s antenna

SKY Perfect JSAT (SJC), one of Asia's largest satellite communication companies headquartered in Japan, will host an antenna owned by NewSpace company Spire Global at its ground station in Japan. The agreement...

Gilmour Space passes first orbital engine tests, aims for suborbital launch in 2018

Gilmour Space Technologies, a rocket company based in Australia/Singapore, has just announced the success of the first of its full-scale orbital engine tests. In December, Gilmour Space conducted ground tests of its...

Thailand’s mu Space Corp picks Blue Origin as launch partner

Yet another agreement involving a NewSpace startup has been signed at this year’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, following announcements by Fleet, Saber Astronautics, and satsearch.co. mu Space Corp, a startup...

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...

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...
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