Rocket Lab confirms commercial launch window, adds payloads to manifest

Rocket Lab, a New Zealand/USA launch services company, has confirmed a launch window for its first official commercial launch dubbed “It’s Business Time”. The 14-day launch window will open from 23...

SAS & Globalsat to provide the Americas with connectivity via nanosatellites

Australia-based nanosatellite telecommunications developer Sky and Space Global (SAS) has just announced the completion of its commercial testing programme with Globalsat, a Pan-American Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) consortium. Following this, the two...

KT Corp to use Koreasat satellites to connect families in the 2 Koreas

Following the landmark summit between North and South Korea last month, South Korea’s largest telco KT Corporation (KT) has announced it will use its Koreasat satellites to reunite families across the...

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....

The High Throughput Satellite opportunity in Asia

According to Northern Sky Research (NSR), total GEO High Throughput Satellite (HTS) demand in APAC will exceed 1 Tbps by 2026. That is compared to around 100 Gbps in 2018. The...

Kenya’s first satellite deployed from JAXA’s ISS module

On 11 May 2018, the first ever Kenyan was deployed into space from Japan’s space agency JAXA’s module on International Space Station (ISS). The satellite, known as 1KUNS-PF, is a 1U Cubesat...

Indonesian fishing vessels rescued under UK-Indonesia satcomm partnership scheme

A number of Indonesian fishing vessels have been rescued thanks to their participation in a pilot project between the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), the UK Space Agency,...

Bangabandhu-1 successfully launched via SpaceX’s Falcon 9

On Friday, May 11th at 4:14 p.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched Bangabandhu Satellite-1 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, according to SpaceX's press release. Following stage...

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,...

Australia to invest AU$260 million in GPS tech

The Turnbull Government is investing in the global positioning system (GPS) technology "that will create jobs and support Australian industry", according to a press release from the office of Minister for Resources...

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