ChinaSAT 9A successfully placed in its correct orbit

The ChinaSAT 9A communications satellite has successfully entered its designated orbit independently, according to reports from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). On 19 June 2017, according to an earlier report...

Diwata 2 coming alive: How a satellite is deployed, located, and tested

Have you ever wondered how a satellite is tested and brought into an operational state once it has been launched and deployed? Well, wonder no more because we’ve been along to the...

Swedish Space Corp opens new ground station in Thailand

On November 23, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) officially opened a multi-mission ground station in Sri Racha, Thailand, at the Space Krenovation Park (SKP), a science park developed by Thailand’s space...

Telkom-1 fails, affecting thousands of ATMs throughout Indonesia

On 25 August 2017, Indonesia’s largest telco PT Telkom experienced a service disruption due to the failure of its oldest operational satellite, Telkom-1. Although steps have been taken to remedy the...

ST Electronics Wins US$56M Worth of Contracts in Satellite Comms

Singapore-based company ST Engineering announced yesterday that its subsidiary, ST Electronics, has won US$56 million (SG$79 million) worth of contracts in the satellite communications sector. The pool of contracts comes from...

China launches Venezuelan remote sensing satellite VRSS-2

China has just launched VRSS-2, also known as Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuela's second remote sensing satellite. The launch took place at approximately 12 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) from the Jiuquan...

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...

Laser coms manufacturer Mynaric to open Shanghai office

Mynaric, a laser communication products manufacturer headquartered in Germany, will open an office in Shanghai, China, ‘as a consequence of the high demand for its products and the rapidly-expanding Asian aerospace...

Addvalue satellite terminals approved for Russia’s maritime industry

Singapore-based company Addvalue Technologies, which develops mobile satellite-based communication terminals, will soon see its terminals being used by the Russian maritime industry. These terminals, developed and manufactured by Addvalue for UAE-based Mobile...

Kymeta and Sky Perfect JSAT Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Sky Perfect JSAT, Asia’s largest satellite operator, has signed a strategic partnership with Kymeta, a company which develops satellite antenna technology, to provide new satellite communications technology to the Japanese market. The...
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