Singapore’s Equatorial Space Systems concludes first test flight

Singapore’s launcher startup, Equatorial Space Systems, "verifies its technology with first in-flight proof-of-concept", according to a press release. The 2.5-meters-long Low Altitude Demonstrator took flight over the vast expanse of the Felcra...

Pivotel and SES unveil new ground station at Dubbo, Australia

Pivotel and SES announced that they have signed an agreement to build a new satellite ground station at the Pivotel teleport in Dubbo, New South Wales. The ground station will support...

SpaceChain, Addvalue & Alba Orbital jointly receive US$600k grant

SpaceChain UK (the UK office of Singapore-based SpaceChain), together with consortium partners Singapore's Addvalue Innovation and Glasgow-based Alba Orbital, has received GBP440k (about US$600k) in funding by EUREKA GlobalStars-Singapore. Along with...

New Zealand’s Dawn Aerospace licensed to fly spaceplane from NZ airports

Dawn Aerospace, a New Zealand company developing suborbital spaceplanes, has been granted an Unmanned Aircraft Operator Certificate to fly a suborbital spaceplane from a conventional airport in New Zealand. The certificate...

SpaceX to visit Indonesia next month for launch site possibilities

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, in a phone call with Elon Musk, has invited SpaceX to consider Indonesia as a potential space launch site for the company. According to a press release...

Japan brings Ryugu asteroid samples home

Yesterday, 6 December 2020 at around 3 a.m JST (UTC+9), Japan’s re-entry capsule containing samples from the asteroid Ryugu landed in Woomera, South Australia. The capsule was part of Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission...

Gilmour Space & Momentus partner to expand launch service options for small sats

Gilmour Space Technologies, a Queensland-based rocket company, has signed an agreement with Momentus, an in-space transport systems developer, to offer their respective customers a broader range of launch options – including...

Inmarsat, Addvalue announce Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) service

After a five-year collaboration, Inmarsat and Addvalue Innovation today announced the Commercial Service Introduction (CSI) of their Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) service, following the successful demonstration of the first live data connectivity between customer...

Australia’s Northern Territory Government & Darwin Innovation Hub sign MoU with Singapore’s SSTL, Cap...

On 19 November 2020, the Australia’s Northern Territory  Government and the Darwin Innovation Hub signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with Cap Vista Pte Ltd and Singapore Space & Technology Ltd...

Filipino startup CirroLytix wins earth observation award for tools such as dengue hotspot prediction

CirroLytix Research Services, a Philippines-based startup that aims to create social impact through big data, has won an award in the 2020 Group on Earth Observations' Sustainable Development Goals (GEO SDG)...

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