Singapore, GomSpace to work on LEO-based VHF comms for aircraft

According to a press release, GomSpace together with The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) signed a research collaboration agreement on the sidelines of...

China launches LKW-3 earth observation satellite

On 13 January 2018, China launched LKW-3, the third satellite in a series known simply as "Land Survey Satellite". The launch took place at 3:10p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) using a Long...

Gilmour Space completes first of four tests for world’s first interplanetary CubeSat propulsion system

Gilmour Space Technologies, a new space launch company based in Australia and Singapore, has successfully completed the first of four rocket motor tests for a CubeSat propulsion system that can potentially...

Thales Alenia & Airbus on small satellites

The Singapore Space Symposium, held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on 27 September 2017, saw presentations by Thales Alenia and Airbus on the future of small satellites. During the symposium,...

Space saving measures: Addressing the debris problem

Earlier this month, the Space Security Index (SSI) 2017, an international research project headed by Canadian NGO Project Ploughshares, was released. This is the 14th edition of the annual, covering the period...

AST Launches Real-Time Application Control for Satellite Communications

The AST Group, a provider of satellite communications services and solutions, today announced the launch of INTEGRA Control, which it claims offers "the first real-time application control for satellite communications"; and...

China conducts first intercontinental quantum communication video call

On 29 September 2017, he China National Space Administration (CNSA), China’s space agency, conducted the world’s first video conferencing call through a quantum communication satellite network. The call, transmitted between Austria...

ISRO’s GSAT-9 Begins Its Journey to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre

GSAT-9, a multi band communication and observation satellite developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has left the organisation’s Satellite Centre in Bengaluru and is now heading to its launch...

Using commercial-off-the-shelf components for space: a technical look

For some spacecraft manufacturers, the use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) parts is the only option to meet the performance and cost needs of a mission. For many satellite Original Equipment Manufacturers...

Arianespace announces contract with SSL to launch BSAT-4b for Japanese operator

As the annual Japan Week event opened, Arianespace announced a new contract with SSL (a Maxar Technologies company) for an Ariane 5 mission in 2020 to orbit the BSAT-4b satellite for...
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