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...

China’s LEO satcom constellation to be operational by 2022, 1st satellite to launch soon

At the 18th Zhuhai Airshow, China revealed that its planned Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications constellation, known as Hongyan, will begin operations in 2022. To do this, China will launch...

Gilat awarded projects in Japan, China

Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks has been awarded projects by Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (JSAT), as well as China Satcom. The multi-million dollar JSAT project, announced last week, will support JSAT’s growth...

Bhutan to begin using GSAT-9 services end-November

Bhutan has announced that its ground station infrastructure development work is nearly complete, and that it is on track to begin using GSAT-9 (aka South Asia Satellite) by the end of...

Infographic – Why small satellites are the future

What is the hype surrounding small satellites? How much has currently been invested in them? What are the key differences between GEO and LEO? The global small satellites market is expected to...

Small Satellites – A Guide to Development and Investment

Modern Small Satellites are changing the economics of space and creating new business opportunities all around the world. Beyond space exploration, many organisations are leveraging data from small satellites to improve...

Kratos to build gateways for JCSAT-18 satellite network

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) has selected Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to design and build gateways for SJC’s new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) JCSAT-18. The satellite, launching from SpaceX’s Falcon...

Japan’s NTT & Furuno Electric develop GNSS receiver for severe reception conditions

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and Furuno Electric have developed a receiver for GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) to improve time-synchronization accuracy in areas with severe reception...

Indonesia’s Multifunctional Satellite tender results to be announced end-2018

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) officially launched the Multifunctional Satellite Project at the Creative & Innovative Financing Forum held in Bali, and said that the winners of the...

Astroscale’s ELSA-d satellite to launch via Glavkosmos in 2020

Astroscale, the space debris removal startup, has contracted with Glavkosmos/GK Launch Services to launch its pioneering ELSA-d (End of Life Services by Astroscale -demonstration) mission on a Soyuz-2 cluster mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome...
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