China launches 2 Beidou-3M navigation satellites

Today, at 7:18 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China successfully launched two satellites that will be part of its BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. The launch took place using a Long March 3B launch...

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,...

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...

AstroTerrace & BridgeSat awarded optical communications contract for JAXA’s ETS-9

Japan-based startup AstroTerrace and US-based BridgeSat have been awarded a contract by Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) for Japan's Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9). NICT has been...

Thaicom leases Thaicom-8 transponder capacity to True Visions Group

Thaicom today announced that True Visions Group Co., one of Asia’s pay-TV providers, has signed a long-term transponder capacity contract for continuing its pay TV service to audiences in Thailand. True...

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...

Inmarsat Awards $130 million Contract for Additional Comms Satellite to Thales Alenia Space

Inmarsat, provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) broadband network communications satellite to Thales...

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...

India launches Cartosat-2F and 30 other satellites

Today, at 9.29 a.m IST (+5:30 GMT), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Cartosat-2F satellite, along with 30 other co-passenger satellites, in its first launch of 2018. The launch took place at...

RBC Signals, ANTRIX agree to support communications for Earth Orbit and beyond

RBC Signals (RBC), a Seattle-based startup providing flexible global communications services for satellite operators, recently announced a worldwide agreement with ANTRIX, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),...
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