Saturday, September 22, 2018

Rocket Lab’s Electron successfully reaches orbit on 2nd launch attempt

Today, at 14:43 NZDT (GMT+13), Rocket Lab successfully reached orbit with the second test flight of its Electron orbital launch vehicle Still Testing. The two-stage liquid fuel rocket, which has a...

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...

India launches Cartosat-2F and 30 other satellites

Today, at 9.29 a.m IST (+5:30 GMT), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Cartosat-2F satellite, along with 30 other co-passenger satellites, in its first launch of 2018. The launch took place at...

Thailand’s mu Space Corp to raise US$9.2m in funding

mu Space Corp, a new space startup based in Thailand seeking to provide satellite services, has just announced it is targeting to raise at least 300 million THB (US$9.2 million) in...

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...

Lunar exploration company ispace raises US$90 million in Series A

ispace, a Japan-based private lunar exploration company, announced on 13 December 2017 that it has raised approximately $90.2 million in Series A funding. According to the company, this is the most...

mu Space Corp awarded license to operate satellite service

mu Space Corp has become Thailand’s first space technology startup to operate a satellite service after the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission awarded a license for the company, according to the...

Spaceflight to launch 11 small satellites on India’s PSLV in December/January

Seattle-based satellite rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight has announced that it will launch 11 small satellites on India's next launch. The launch will see the PSLV C40 carry the Cartosat-2ER Earth...

Astroscale & Spire satellites among those lost in Soyuz launch failure

On 28 November 2017, Russia’s Soyuz-2.1b with a Fregat upper stage launched from Vostochny Cosmodrome in Siberia. While the initial launch went smoothly, the satellites have failed to reach their target...

Interview: Spire Global

Spire Global is a prominent NewSpace company with offices in San Francisco, Boulder, Glasgow and Singapore. The company develops its own CubeSats, which it uses to collect data that it monetises. Founded...
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