Chinese car manufacturer Geely enters LEO satellite business

One of China's largest car manufacturers and distributors, Geely, is about enter the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite business by manufacturing its own satellites for a commercial LEO constellation....

Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in AST & Science’s mobile broadband network for smartphones

Rakuten and Vodafone have become the lead investors in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the planet, using the first mobile broadband network...

Airbus, Leonardo, join Australia’s satellite research consortium

On 27 February, Airbus and Leonardo Australia joined the government's SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (Smartsat CRC), which officially opened the week before last. SmartSat CRC is...

Chang’E-4 reveals details about the lunar subsurface on the far side

On 26 February 2020, findings from China's exploration of the far side of the Moon were published in Science Advances. These findings were drawn from China's lunar mission Chang'E-4,...

Malaysia’s XOX, AdvanceTC, partner for satellite smartphones

Malaysia's XOX Mobile and AdvanceTC have announced an agreement to launch, over the next nine months, a range of 4G and 5G smartphones named XPLORE. This smartphone series will...

Indonesia opens its largest anechoic chamber for satellite testing

Last Friday, Indonesia's space agency LAPAN officially opened its largest anechoic chamber, measuring 20 x 11 x 9.9 metres, in order to improve the country's satellite development capabilities. The...

Mitsubishi Electric completes new satellite production facility

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced the completion of a new facility for the production of satellites at the company’s Kamakura Works in Kamakura, Japan. Together with...

SSC & Singapore’s Geo-insights sign MoU on APAC ground station services

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and Geo-Insights (GI), a new joint venture company formed between DSO National Laboratories and ST Engineering Electronics in Singapore, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Arianespace orbits Japanese, South Korean satellites

On Tuesday, February 18, Arianespace's Ariane 5 launched two geostationary satellites, JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).

Two space projects selected for Australia’s CRC Projects grant, worth US$3.9m

Australia's Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants, which support short-term collaborative research projects, has selected 2 space-related projects out of the 24 recently awarded. The first,...

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