Updates from Hayabusa2 and its MASCOT lander

Previously we reported on how the asteroid sample-return spacecraft Hayabusa2 was finally within range of its target to get a slightly-less blurred look of the surface features. In this article, we’re going to...

How should the Satcom industry deal with AI, IoT & Space Debris?

At Satellite Technology Asia held in Singapore from 9-10 October, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) made an announcement – IRG has now rebranded (and reoriented) itself as the Satcoms Innovation...

Facing the heat: the amazing engineering of the Parker Solar Probe

The other evening when I took a taxi ride home, the driver said “what a hot day!” as soon as I got in. She went on to explain that she had...

Satellite technology and disaster management: Lombok earthquakes

In July and August this year, the Indonesian island of Lombok was hit by a series of high intensity earthquakes that also affected other islands in Lombok’s province, West Nusa Tenggara....

SES talks about its APAC strategy and the future of the industry

Largest satellite operator SES may be based in Luxembourg but has global operations worldwide, operating more than 70 geostationary (GEO) satellites and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and having regional offices in...

Additive Manufacturing in Launch Vehicles

Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing, as it is commonly known, is a technology that is being more and more used in manufacturing across many industries. The space industry is no...

The Sungazers: Asian solar missions

On August 12th, NASA launched their Parker Solar Probe on a Delta V from Cape Canaveral. The 1.5 billion USD probe, which is designed to examine the outer corona of our...

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...

India’s second tryst with our Moon: Chandrayaan-2

An Indian spacecraft’s second tryst with earth’s only natural satellite in the form of the Chandrayaan-2 mission has been ongoing for some time now. What started as a joint mission with...

CubeSats from Malaysia, Bhutan & the Philippines deployed from the ISS

On 10 August 2018, Japan’s space agency JAXA deployed three CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS), using the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD). These Cubesats belong to Malaysia, Bhutan and...
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