Blue Origin’s New Shepard carries first payload from Asia with Mission 9

Blue Origin today successfully launched the New Shepard space vehicle's Mission 9, carrying payloads from private companies, universities and space agencies. A statement by the company indicated that the mission was a success for...

Updates on GLXP teams from Israel, India and Japan

Former Google Lunar X-Prize team SpaceIL have announced a launch and landing date via social media and other outlets. If all goes to plan, then Israel will be the fourth country...

Trapped Thai boys rescued; tech companies aid in efforts

“Wild Boars is finally going home!” That was mu Space Corp CEO and founder James Yenbamroong’s reaction as he witnessed the final mission to rescue the remaining four teenage players of the...

Jingwei China invests in newspace firm i-Space’s Series A round

Jingwei China (Matrix Partners China) has led the Series A financing round of i-Space (Beijing Star Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd.), a newspace firm headquartered in Beijing, according to the firm's...

SpaceX, mu Space to help Thai govt rescue trapped boys

UPDATE 11 July AM: Read about the aftermath in a new article here. UPDATE 10 July PM: The entire crew (12 boys and the coach) has been safely rescued from the cave...

Chinese startup One Space successfully tests first stage engine for orbital rocket

On 4 July, One Space, a Chinese NewSpace startup developing low-cost launch vehicles, successfully tested the first stage rocket motor of its M-series family of rockets. The success of this test means...

Astroscale establishes ground station in Japan for LEO satellites

Astroscale, a space debris removal startup headquartered in Singapore, has announced the establishment of an S/X-band ground station in Yokohama, Japan, which will be operational in end-2018. Located in Totsuka, this is...

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,...

Build & launch: SpaceX, Blue Origin, ILS, Boeing & SSL updates

The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2018 made its return to Singapore, bringing together experts to discuss the latest offerings in the world of satellite technology and related topics. One such related...

mu Space issues proposal request to build a satellite covering Asia-Pacific

mu Space Corp, a Thailand-based company with plans to operate its own geostationary telecommunication satellites, has approved the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a manufacturer to build the...

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