Airbus, Delta, OneWeb, Sprint, Bharti Airtel announce alliance for airline connectivity

Airbus, Delta Air Lines, OneWeb, Sprint, and India-based Bharti Airtel have announced the formation of the Seamless Air Alliance, which will allow member mobile operators to extend their services into airline...

China to introduce new Yuanzheng-1S upper stage for smaller payloads

In its efforts to commercialize its space industry, China will soon introduce a new upper stage, Yuanzheng-1S (YZ-1S), for smaller payloads. The new upper stage will be tested this year, aboard...

Why we shouldn’t send humans to Mars

The question isn't really "Can we technically send Humans to Mars?" because sooner or later we'll be able to — most likely thanks to Elon Musk's hard work. The real question...

JAXA, Sony to research in-orbit laser communications

JAXA, Sony Computer Science Laboratories (CSL) and Sony Corporation have signed a cooperative research agreement on conducting in-orbit demonstrations of laser communications system, according to its press release. This research will be...

Gilmour Space, NASA sign Space Act Agreement

Australia and Singapore-based rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has entered into a Space Act Agreement with the US National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) to collaborate on various research, technology development...

India’s April Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost US$125m

India’s space agency ISRO will attempt to launch its second lunar Chandrayaan-2, in April this year, with a launch window that will last until October. Additionally, ISRO’s new Chairman, Dr. K Sivan,...

SKY Perfect JSAT & Challenergy to power ground stations using wind energy

Japan-based satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT (SJC) has teamed up with startup Challenergy to deliver satellite communications to remote and mountainous areas, powered by wind energy. The formal commercial partnership was established...

Dubai Future Foundation to offer US$540,000 worth of international research grants

Following on SpaceTech Asia’s latest feature article, Space Startups and Funding, we’re happy to share that the Dubai Future Foundation has just launched the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Space Challenge, which...

Vivian Quenet Appointed as Arianespace’s New Managing Director in Singapore

In taking up the position at Arianespace Singapore Pte Ltd, Quenet will be in charge of the development and consolidation of Arianespace’s commercial and government relations across the region, with a...

Space Startups and Funding: Tips from Investors

On 8 February 2018, SGInnovate, an agency backed by the Singapore government that nurtures and supports startups, organized a Space Startup Night. The event saw three presentations by NewSpace companies –...