SES talks about its APAC strategy and the future of the industry

Largest satellite operator SES may be based in Luxembourg but has global operations worldwide, operating more than 70 geostationary (GEO) satellites and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and having regional offices in...

Thaicom and Bangladesh sign contract for Bangabandhu-1 business development

Thaicom, Thailand’s largest satellite operator, has signed a consulting contract with a new government-owned Bangladeshi satellite operator, Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL). The contract is a multi-year consultancy service agreement, in...

Arianespace to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2

Arianespace has been selected to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2, the country’s new earth observation satellite, which will be built by Airbus. THEOS-2 will be launched in 2021, using either Arianespace’s existing Vega small...

India’s ISRO launches 2 commercial small satellites manufactured by SSTL

Yesterday, at 10:08pm IST (UTC+5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched two commercial small satellites (smallsats) manufactured by UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). The launch took place from ISRO’s only orbital...

NewSpace company Kineis to launch Europe’s first IoT nanosatellite constellation

Kineis, a new space company based in France, is planning on launching the first European Internet of Things (IoT) nanosatellite constellation of 20 nanosatellites by the year 2021. Through this, the...

Intelsat’s perspectives on the market landscape and C-band in Asia

2018 has been an eventful year for Intelsat – the launch of Intelsat 38 aboard Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launch vehicle was delayed due to the setback with co-passenger GSAT-11, and the...

CubeSats from Malaysia, Bhutan & the Philippines deployed from the ISS

On 10 August 2018, Japan’s space agency JAXA deployed three CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS), using the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD). These Cubesats belong to Malaysia, Bhutan and...

Addvalue partners with Open Cosmos, reports growth in profits

Singapore-listed Addvalue Technologies, a satellite communications service provider, has just announced a partnership with space mission provider Open Cosmos to provide continuous communication and “data-burst as-a-service” to constellation-based remote sensing and...

Dispose or extend? What to do with dead satellites?

China is developing a space-tug which will be used in orbit to assist with the safe disposal of satellites after their fuel has run out, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua. The...

SpaceX launches Indonesian communications satellite Merah Putih

Today, at 1:28 a.m. EDT, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched the geostationary communications satellite Merah Putih, also known as Telkom-4, for Indonesia’s largest telecommunications service provider Telkom Indonesia. The satellite, built by SSL,...
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