20th annual Global MilSatCom conference

SpaceTech Asia is a media partner for the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference, happening in London on 6th, 7th and 8th November and a Small Satellite and Disruptive Space Technology focus day...

Space durians and blood: Thailand’s payload in detail

Late last month, we reported on the launch of a 6kg payload from Thailand, on board the suborbital Blue Origin New Shepard. New Shepard flies to altitudes of 100 km providing...

ISRO discloses 2015-2018 revenues and expenditures

On 25 July 2018, Dr Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Department of Space, disclosed the revenues and expenditures of India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research...

The role of intellectual property in space

Over the past decade there has been a transition from government to private enterprise conducting space-related activities. Several companies, such as Blue Origin, have publicly announced plans to establish a permanent human...

Japan-Europe Mercury mission BepiColombo to launch on October 19

Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has announced the BepiColombo mission to the planet Mercury will be launched on October 19 from French Guiana, at 22:45 local time. The...

Capricorn Space secures licences to establish ground stations in Australia

Melbourne-based Capricorn Space, a ground segment operator and service provider founded in early 2018, has secured licences from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to establish ground infrastructure in Australia. Initial...

CSST, Planet partner to spur economic growth in New Zealand

Today, New Zealand’s Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) and Earth imaging company Planet Labs announced a partnership to help drive regional economic growth by distributing Planet’s daily, global Earth observation...

China launches 33rd, 34th BeiDou GNSS satellites

Yesterday, at 9:48 am Beijing time (UTC +8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. These will be the country’s 33rd and 34th...

Globalsat Group and SatSure sign agreement for geospatial analytics in the Americas

Spatial analytics company SatSure and Pan-American Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) consortium Globalsat Group have signed an agreement for the joint marketing of large area analytics solutions in the Americas. Under the agreement,...

Japan’s WERU Investment, Airbus Ventures lead LeoLabs’ $13 million Series A

LeoLabs, a California-based Space Situational Awareness (SSA) startup, has just closed a US$13 million Series A financing round led by Japanese Venture Capital (VC) firm WERU Investment and Airbus Ventures. Other...