China launches BeiDou-3 satellites, completing basic global GNSS constellation

Early this morning, at 2:07 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched the final two BeiDou-3M satellites needed to provide basic Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) services on a global scale. The launch...

SES endorses Intellian’s tri-band, multi-orbit antenna

Intellian, a provider of satellite antenna systems listed on South Korea’s stock exchange KOSDAQ, has announced that SES has endorsed its new tri-band, multi-orbit, 2.4-meter antenna, to be used for SES’...

Rocket Lab raises US$140 million in Series E funding

US/New Zealand orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has just announced that it closed a Series E financing round of US$140 million (USD) last month. The Series E round brings total Rocket...

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...

Indian launch vehicle startup AgniKul selected for Airbus BizLab

AgniKul Cosmos, a Chennai-based startup aiming to develop its own small launch vehicles, has been selected as one of the 24 new startups to join Airbus’ accelerator BizLab. Through this programme,...

SpaceChain launches and tests second blockchain nanosatellite

Singapore-based SpaceChain Foundation, a non-profit organization building the world’s first open-source blockchain-based satellite network, has announced the successful launch and good health of its second-generation blockchain node. The launch took place on...

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...

The technology behind India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle

India’s space agency ISRO is a premier player in the launch of nano/micro satellite market space. According to SpaceWorks Commercial’s 2018 Small Satellite Report, ISRO’s workhorse PSLV vehicle launched more than...

Rocket Lab successfully conducts first commercial launch of Electron rocket

Today, at 16:50 New Zealand time (GMT+13), US/New Zealand rocket company Rocket Lab successfully conducted the first commercial launch of its Electron orbital rocket, and has confirmed that all payloads have...