India’s ISRO launches 2 commercial small satellites manufactured by SSTL

Yesterday, at 10:08pm IST (UTC+5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched two commercial small satellites (smallsats) manufactured by UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). The launch took place from ISRO’s only orbital...

NewSpace company Kineis to launch Europe’s first IoT nanosatellite constellation

Kineis, a new space company based in France, is planning on launching the first European Internet of Things (IoT) nanosatellite constellation of 20 nanosatellites by the year 2021. Through this, the...

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....

Australia’s Fleet opens ground station, clears 1st satellites for launch

Last Friday, Australian nanosatellite IoT startup Fleet Space opened its nanosatellite first ground station, known as Mission Control South Australia. The ground station is located at Red Banks Reservoir, Pinkerton Plains, and...

China launches Gaofen-11 high-resolution optical satellite

On 31 July 2018, at 11am Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Gaofen-11 (GF-11), a high-resolution optical satellite for earth observation of China and the Belt and Road countries. The launch took...

CSST, Planet partner to spur economic growth in New Zealand

Today, New Zealand’s Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) and Earth imaging company Planet Labs announced a partnership to help drive regional economic growth by distributing Planet’s daily, global Earth observation...

Globalsat Group and SatSure sign agreement for geospatial analytics in the Americas

Spatial analytics company SatSure and Pan-American Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) consortium Globalsat Group have signed an agreement for the joint marketing of large area analytics solutions in the Americas. Under the agreement,...

Dr Megan Clark details the priorities of the Australian Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency began operations on 1 July 2018, and has since been busy mapping the future of Australia’s space industry. At the Space Industry Association of Australia’s (SIAA's) Fourth Annual...

The Philippine microsat program & satellite control centre

Last week we wrote about how CubeSats from Philippines, Bhutan and Malaysia were launched to the ISS on the Falcon 9 CRS-15 mission, as part of the BIRDS-2 project. This is...

Australia’s Fleet Space to launch first 2 satellites with ISRO, SpaceX

Australian Internet of Things (IoT) startup Fleet Space Technologies has announced launch plans for its first two nanosatellites, Centauri I and II, in the second half of 2018. The NewSpace startup,...

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