China completes first tests of space station’s propulsion system

On 14 August, China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA), announced it has completed the first round of tests for the propulsion system of its space station, expected to...

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...

Saber Astronautics secures a US$1.4m contract with Australia’s Department of Defence

Australia’s Department of Defence has awarded space engineering company Saber Astronautics a Defence Innovation Hub contract for an intelligent data fusion network to process a large number of space objects. The...

Gilmour Space, RUAG Space sign supply agreement

Gilmour Space Technologies has signed a long-term collaboration and supply agreement with global launch industry supplier, RUAG Space, according to a press release. The agreement, the first of its kind in Australia,...

China conducts first intercontinental quantum communication video call

On 29 September 2017, he China National Space Administration (CNSA), China’s space agency, conducted the world’s first video conferencing call through a quantum communication satellite network. The call, transmitted between Austria...

Mysterious suprathermal protons around the moon discovered by ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently announced that its first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1, discovered populations of suprathermal protons around the moon. These particles, which are hydrogen (H) in the...

India’s April Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost US$125m

India’s space agency ISRO will attempt to launch its second lunar Chandrayaan-2, in April this year, with a launch window that will last until October. Additionally, ISRO’s new Chairman, Dr. K Sivan,...

SpaceChain launches and tests second blockchain nanosatellite

Singapore-based SpaceChain Foundation, a non-profit organization building the world’s first open-source blockchain-based satellite network, has announced the successful launch and good health of its second-generation blockchain node. The launch took place on...

Intelsat and APSATCOM sign agreement for maritime managed services in China

Intelsat today announced it has signed an agreement with APT Mobile Satcom Ltd. (APSATCOM) to deliver a global maritime network for APSATCOM’s customers in China. Under the multi-year agreement with Intelsat, APSATCOM...

Virgin Orbit partners with Japan’s Oita Prefecture for its first Asian launch site

Virgin Orbit has announced a new partnership with Japan's Oita Prefecture to host its first Asian launch site at Oita Airport, with the support of ANA Holdings Inc. and the Space...

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