China to build and launch Cambodia’s first satellite

On 11 January 2018, China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), which is the international commercial arm of China's space programme, announced that it has signed a framework agreement with the Royal...

Japan develops metal mesh for onboard deployable reflectors

Japan's space agency JAXA, along with Japanese companies Taiyo Wire Cloth, NGK Insulators, Technosolver Corporation, and Koyo Materica Corporation, have jointly developed a metal mesh for onboard deployable reflectors, achieving a...

Singapore’s defence investment arm partners with SSTL for Project Cyclotron

Cap Vista, the strategic investment arm of Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), and Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL), which focuses on developing the space ecosystem in Asia, have...

mu Space Founder & CEO to set up US$100m venture unit

James Yenbamroong revealed today his plan to establish a venture unit in 2019 in a move to go international and to create opportunities other than in satellite communications. Yenbamroong, a satellite and...

ODYSSEUS Space wins 500,000 EUR award; will move HQ to Luxembourg

ODYSSEUS Space — a Taiwan-based startup created in 2016 by French professionals to provide solutions for smallsat constellations and space resources exploitation missions — has won the SpaceResources.lu challenge of the...

Interview: Arianespace CEO on the roadmap to 2020 & beyond

Arianespace is the world’s first commercial launch services provider, established in 1980 and rooted in the European space agencies and institutions. It has enjoyed a large commercial market share over its...

Jingwei China invests in newspace firm i-Space’s Series A round

Jingwei China (Matrix Partners China) has led the Series A financing round of i-Space (Beijing Star Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd.), a newspace firm headquartered in Beijing, according to the firm's...

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...

Australian startup Inovor Technologies wins US$1.7m defence contract

Australian Newspace startup Inovor Technologies, which provides a host of nanosatellite solutions, has won a defence contract worth AU$2.5m (US$1.7m). Under the contract, Inovor will deliver a satellite bus from its existing...

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...
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