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)...

Viasat, Infostellar partner for smallsat ground segment services

Viasat and Infostellar, a Japanese Ground Segment as a Service (GSaaS) start-up, today announced the signing of a Real-Time Earth (RTE) agreement. Through the collaboration, Viasat will act as a market...

Thaicom’s holding company Intouch in dispute with Thai ministry over Thaicom 5 replacement

Thai satellite operator Thaicom, which is owned by parent company Intouch Holdings - which Singapore's Temasek Holdings has a 41.13% stake in and in which Singapore's largest telco Singtel also owns...

PSLV-C49 successfully launches EOS-01 along with 9 customer satellites

According to ISRO, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 51st flight (PSLV-C49), successfully launched EOS-01 along with nine international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on...

Kacific to launch second comms satellite, Kacific2

Kacific, a a next-generation broadband satellite operator based in Singapore and catering to the Asia-Pacific market, has announced it is in the design and planning stage of a second satellite, Kacific2....

Space BD selected as sole service provider for nanosat deployment on Japan’s first HTV-X...

Space BD, a Japanese space startup that provides access to space, has been selected by Japan's space agency JAXA as an exclusive service provider for nanosatellite deployment from the first HTV-X,...

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