KARI selects Thales Alenia Space for communications equipment on lunar probe

South Korea’s space agency, the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), has just signed a contract with Thales Alenia Space for its lunar probe’s communications equipment. Known as the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter...

Thai Air Force orders its first Earth Observation CubeSat

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has just signed a contract with Innovative Solutions In Space (ISIS), a Netherlands-based company providing end-to-end CubeSat solutions, for its first ever Earth Observation CubeSat....

Saber Astronautics signs MoU with satsearch at IAC 2017

As the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017 closes its first day at Adelaide, Australia, NewSpace companies Saber Astronautics and satsearch.co announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Formalized earlier today at...

Rocket Lab and York Space Systems sign MoU to accelerate mission integration

Launch provider Rocket Lab, based in the US and New Zealand, has just signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with spacecraft platform developer York Space Systems in order to accelerate...

Inmarsat Awards $130 million Contract for Additional Comms Satellite to Thales Alenia Space

Inmarsat, provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) broadband network communications satellite to Thales...

Malaysian govt & defense agencies to use Hughes JUPITER system

Hughes Network Systems today announced that it has been selected by Mutiara Smart Sdn Bhd to deploy the JUPITER System and bring enterprise-grade, managed network services to Malaysian government and defense...

China & Pakistan sign deal on new communications satellite PakSat-MM1

Last Thursday, China and Pakistan signed an agreement for a gapfiller satellite which will be the future PakSat Multi-Mission Satellite (PakSat-MM1). Under the agreement, China will develop PakSat-MMI, and most probably provide...

Interview: Seraphim Capital’s $250m global fund & the NewSpace ecosystem

Seraphim Capital, the world’s first Venture Capital fund focused on space, is about to launch a new US$250 million Global Fund. This will add to the UK-based company’s existing US$90 million...

China launches 3 commercial remote sensing satellites

Today (21 November 2017), at 12:50 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched 3 commercial remote sensing satellites for Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Part of the company’s Jilin 1 satellite series, the...

Intelsat’s perspectives on the market landscape and C-band in Asia

2018 has been an eventful year for Intelsat – the launch of Intelsat 38 aboard Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launch vehicle was delayed due to the setback with co-passenger GSAT-11, and the...

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