Insights into ISRO’s launches and missions of 2019

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has ended the year 2019 with a successful launch of the RISAT-2BR1 satellite. During this PSLV-C 48 mission nine foreign satellites were also launched under a commercial...

China unveils platform to access Gaofen-1, -6 imagery

China's space agency CNSA has launched an international public platform in English, CNSA-GEO, that gives access to its Gaofen-1 and Gaofen-6 satellite imagery, taken by the satellites' 16m multispectral...

Papua New Guinea to use Aireon’s space-based air traffic surveillance

Papua New Guinea Air Services Limited (PNGASL), which provides air navigation services for the country's airspace, has signed an agreement to deploy Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) air...

ISRO’s PSLV launches Cartosat-3

Today, at approximately 9:28 am IST (+5:30 UTC), India's space agency ISRO launched Earth Observation satellite Cartosat-3, along with 12 of Planet's Flock cubesats and Analytical Space's Meshbed cubesat....

New Zealand invests $3m into space research projects, $26m into MethaneSAT

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has set up a Str Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund, which has recently invested NZ$500,000 (approximately US$300,000) into each of six...

SSTL partners with the Philippines for NovaSAR-1 imagery

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has signed an agreement with the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) to provide a share of the tasking...

Singapore’s Addvalue delivers data relay system to Capella Space

Singapore's Addvalue has delivered the first flight model of its Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) terminal to startup Capella Space, which will fit the terminal aboard a LEO SAR...

Interview: Microspace, Singapore’s 1st Newspace company

Microspace, which builds and operates its own nanosatellites, is Singapore's first Newspace company, having set up here in 2007. The company launched its first satellite POPSAT in 2014, making history for...

Axelspace’s first sat for Earth Observation constellation successfully orbited

On December 27th 2018 at 11:07 JST (02:07 UTC), the microsatellite GRUS, developed by Japanese startup Axelspace Corporation, was successfully orbited. The launch took place from Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome using the...

Axelspace’s $22.8m funding, 2 upcoming launches & new partnerships

Axelspace, a Japanese space startup developing its own Earth imaging satellites, has raised 2.58 billion JPY (US$22.8 mlllion) in its Series B funding round. The funds will be used to develop...

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Indonesia’s $550m SATRIA satellite in focus

Indonesia is readying its Very High Throughput Satellite SATRIA for launch in 2023. The satellite will provide broadband internet service (to include...

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