Thailand selects Airbus for Theos-2 satellite, total budget $238 million

The Thai government has announced it has selected Airbus to manufacture Theos-2, an earth observation satellite that will replace Theos (also known as Thaichote), the country’s first earth observation satellite launched...

Satellite innovation in APAC

We are at an interesting juncture for the satellite industry on a global scale. The market is evolving with more demand than ever before for satellite connectivity. Indeed, at a recent...

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...

SpaceX launches SES-12 serving APAC and Mid East

On Monday, June 4, SpaceX launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT, and the satellite...

Myanmar to tap Intelsat 39 to enhance nationwide connectivity

Intelsat, operator of one of the world's largest fleets of satellites, announced today that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar has broadened its relationship with Intelsat to accelerate...

Commercial satellite launch service market to hit $7B by 2024

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc., increasing usage of communication data-based services and GPS systems is driving the commercial satellite launch service market size over the forecast...

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....

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Dr Megan Clark details the priorities of the Australian Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency began operations on 1 July 2018, and has since been busy mapping the future of Australia’s space industry. At the Space...

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