Thales Alenia Space signs contracts for South Korea’s military radar constellation

Yesterday, Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed contracts to provide components and technological know-how for four radar satellites to be developed for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development (ADD),...

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...

GomSpace, ST Electronics & CAAS sign MoU for first space-based VHF communications in the...

Today, Danish nanosatellite operator GomSpace A/S signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore company ST Electronics and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The MoU is for the development and...

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...

China launches Fengyun-2H, to be used by Belt & Road countries

On 5 June 2018, at 9:07 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Fengyun-2H, a meteorological satellite which will be placed in a geosynchronous orbit. The launch took place using the three-stage...

Singapore company Addvalue partners with Inmarsat for 24/7 LEO communications

Addvalue Technologies, a Singapore-based company, has signed an official agreement with Inmarsat to offer the world’s first on-demand commercial communications service for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Known as the Inter-Satellite Data...

China’s satcom industry on expansion, Belt & Road, NewSpace

Many satcom giants are feeling the pressure with the advent of NewSpace, the introduction of new and disruptive technologies, and a general stagnation in revenues, all of which are instilling a...

Data from Fengyun-4 Used for the First Time to Track Dust Storms

The northern parts of China have seen the most serious dust storm of the year. On the morning of 4 May, Fengyun-4 (FY-4) meteorological satellite monitored the movement of the dust storm and...

India launches GSAT-29 in heaviest domestic launch to date

Yesterday, at 5.08 pm IST (GMT +5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched geostationary communications satellite GSAT-29, using its new GSLV Mark III launch vehicle. GSAT-29 is the heaviest satellite India has...

Ariane 5 launches DSN-1/Superbird-8 & HYLAS 4

On Thursday April 5, Arianespace conducted its third launch of the year and the 98th launch of Ariane 5. The launch saw Ariane 5 orbit two geostationary communications satellites - DSN-1/Superbird-8,...
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