Singapore company Addvalue partners with Inmarsat for 24/7 LEO communications

Addvalue Technologies, a Singapore-based company, has signed an official agreement with Inmarsat to offer the world’s first on-demand commercial communications service for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Known as the Inter-Satellite Data...

ISRO’s new navigation satellite arrives at launch site

On August 11 2017, the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) newest satellite, the IRNSS-1H, was flagged off to the launch site at Sriharikota, from its home at the ISRO Satellite Center...

JAXA scrubs Michibiki 3 launch due to problem with propulsion

Japan’s space agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has scrubbed the launch of its Michibiki 3 satellite. Originally planned for August 11, the launch was postponed to August 12 at approximately 2p.m....

China to tap into NewSpace with Long March 11 rocket

Today, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the Chinese space programme, announced that it will provide commercial launch services using its Long March 11 rocket. Long...

ISRO launch vehicle budgets and revenues

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the budget and revenues of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) launch vehicles. Budget...

A close look at JAXA’s Int-Ball zero-gravity drone on the ISS

On 4 June 2017, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) and carried with it the world’s first zero-gravity camera drone that can be controlled from...

Mitsubishi Electric & 3 European companies establish JV providing GNSS for driverless cars

Yesterday, Japanese company Mitsubishi Electric announced that it has established a joint venture with German companies Bosch and Geo++ and Swiss company u-blox. The joint venture will see the creation of Sapcorda...

Indonesia celebrates National Space Day 2017 by turning off lights

On 6 August 2017, Indonesia celebrated its annual National Space Day by advocating a “Dark Sky Night” from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jakarta time, during which residents were encouraged to...

Electron failed to reach orbit due to ground equipment issue, says Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab, a launch services provider based in New Zealand and the U.S., has just released a statement reporting that the launch of its first rocket, Electron, failed to reach orbit...

ISRO wastes no time in fixing atomic clock issues

After three atomic clock failures on its IRNSS-1A satellite, rendering the satellite inadequate, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has taken steps to remedy the situation. IRNSS-1A is the first of ISRO’s...