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Nanosatellite Operator Sky and Space Global Completes 3 Diamonds Testing Ahead of May Launch

Sky and Space (SAS) Global, a satellite company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), has announced that it has completed testing of its ground and space communications systems in preparation...

Ariane 5 successfully launches Intelsat 37e & BSAT-4a

After a scrubbed launch on 5 September, Arianespace has successfully placed two communications satellites, Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a, into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). The launch took place at the Guiana Space Center...

JAXA launches final Michibiki satellite to commence GPS augmentation

This morning, at 7:01 JST (Japan Standard Time), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched Michibiki-4, the final satellite needed to make Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) operational. Michibiki-4 was launched using Mitsubishi Heavy...

Arianespace announces contract with SSL to launch BSAT-4b for Japanese operator

As the annual Japan Week event opened, Arianespace announced a new contract with SSL (a Maxar Technologies company) for an Ariane 5 mission in 2020 to orbit the BSAT-4b satellite for...

Long March 5-Y2 fails, Shijian-18 satellite lost

Yesterday, China’s heavy lift launcher, the Long March 5-Y2, failed to carry the Shijian-18 satellite into orbit. The live broadcast of the event was terminated before the separation of Shijian-18 from the...

ExPace’s Kuaizhou-1A launches 5G satellite

Today, Chinese rocket manufacturer launched its solid-fuel vehicle Kuaizhou-1A, carrying with it Yinhe-1 a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communication satellite for China's GalaxySpace. The launch took place at Jiuquan Satellite Launch...

Singapore startups’ NuX-1 cubesat to be orbited via Momentus, SpaceX

Singapore startups Aliena and NuSpace have signed a launch service agreement with US-based Momentus for their NuX-1 cubesat, to be orbited during the first quarter of 2021. Under the agreement, Momentus will...

Kenya’s first satellite deployed from JAXA’s ISS module

On 11 May 2018, the first ever Kenyan was deployed into space from Japan’s space agency JAXA’s module on International Space Station (ISS). The satellite, known as 1KUNS-PF, is a 1U Cubesat...

Japan launches GOSAT-2, UAE’s KhalifaSat, the Philippines’ Diwata-2, and 3 cubesats

Today, at 1:08pm JST (GMT+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched two Earth Observation (EO) satellites – KhalifaSat, the first satellite developed entirely by the UAE, as well as GOSAT-2, which will...

Japanese space firms Axelspace and Weathernews will launch WNISAT-1R aboard Soyuz on 14 July...

WNISAT 1R (Weather News Inc. Satellite 1R), a microsatellite built by Axelspace and operated by Weathernews, will be launched on a Soyuz 2.1A on 14 July, and has already reached the...

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