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...

Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-1 launch postponed to March 2018

Bangladesh’s first telecommunications satellite Bangabandhu-1, will likely be launched in March 2018 by SpaceX’s Falcon 9, from Cape Canaveral. This is 3 months later than planned, the original launch date being...

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...

Singapore’s Addvalue gets US type approval for maritime satcomm terminal

Singapore public-listed company Addvalue Innovation has announced that two of its products – the iFleetONE maritime satellite communications terminal and its Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) – have been type approved by...

Kacific selects Indonesia’s Petro1 for ground infrastructure services for new GEO sat

Singapore-based broadband satellite operator Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has selected ICT systems integrator PT. Petro One Indonesia (Petro1) to provide ground infrastructure services in Indonesia for first geostationary...

Australian Satellite Comms Company Myriota to invest $2.72 million in IoT Lab

Myriota’s investment of $1.36 million, which will be matched by a grant from the South Australian State Government’s Future Jobs Fund, will allow the company to integrate its ultra-low-cost satellite IoT...

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...

KSAT partners with Japanese artificial meteor shower company ALE

Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT), a Norway-based ground station operator, has signed an agreement with Japan-based space entertainment company ALE, which is planning to create meteor showers on demand using microsatellites. Under...
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