Japan’s new H3 rocket to go commercial in 2022 with Inmarsat launch

Japan’s new H3 launch vehicle, which is currently under development, will make its first commercial flight in 2022, with Inmarsat as its first customer. The H3 rocket, which is being developed by...

Thales Alenia Space signs contracts for South Korea’s military radar constellation

Yesterday, Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed contracts to provide components and technological know-how for four radar satellites to be developed for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development (ADD),...

Swedish Space Corp opens new ground station in Thailand

On November 23, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) officially opened a multi-mission ground station in Sri Racha, Thailand, at the Space Krenovation Park (SKP), a science park developed by Thailand’s space...

Gilmour Space, RUAG Space sign supply agreement

Gilmour Space Technologies has signed a long-term collaboration and supply agreement with global launch industry supplier, RUAG Space, according to a press release. The agreement, the first of its kind in Australia,...

Laser coms manufacturer Mynaric to open Shanghai office

Mynaric, a laser communication products manufacturer headquartered in Germany, will open an office in Shanghai, China, ‘as a consequence of the high demand for its products and the rapidly-expanding Asian aerospace...

Taking stock of major trends in the satellite industry

This year, many worried that pressure from rival connections would be the cause of much change in the satellite industry, leading to a palpable sense of uncertainty. Although the so-called demise...

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...

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...

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...
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