ISRO’s new navigation satellite arrives at launch site

On August 11 2017, the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) newest satellite, the IRNSS-1H, was flagged off to the launch site at Sriharikota, from its home at the ISRO Satellite Center...

SSTL partners with the Philippines for NovaSAR-1 imagery

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has signed an agreement with the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) to provide a share of the tasking and data...

Australian startup Inovor Technologies wins US$1.7m defence contract

Australian Newspace startup Inovor Technologies, which provides a host of nanosatellite solutions, has won a defence contract worth AU$2.5m (US$1.7m). Under the contract, Inovor will deliver a satellite bus from its existing...

China launches Fengyun-2H, to be used by Belt & Road countries

On 5 June 2018, at 9:07 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Fengyun-2H, a meteorological satellite which will be placed in a geosynchronous orbit. The launch took place using the three-stage...

RBC Signals signs agreement with Taiwan-based ODYSSEUS Space

RBC Signals, a 'Global Ground Station Network' that aggregates the unused capacity of existing satellite ground stations around the world, and ODYSSEUS Space today announced a collaboration to enhance RBC Signals’ global ground...

New Zealand invests $3m into space research projects, $26m into MethaneSAT

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has set up a Str Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund, which has recently invested NZ$500,000 (approximately US$300,000) into each of six space research...

China launches Gaofen-6 earth observation satellite

On 2 June 2018, at 12:13pm Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Gaofen-6 (GF-6), an earth observation satellite for agricultural research and disaster monitoring. The launch took place using the Long March...

China Launches Shijian-13, Continuing Trend of Launch Successes

China National Space Administration’s communications satellite, Shijian-13, was successfully launched aboard a Long March 3B (Chang Zheng 3B) rocket at 7.03 p.m local time. It appears the launch was a public one,...

Telkom-1 services fully restored after satellite failure

Yesterday, Telkom Indonesia announced that it has restored 100% of services disrupted due to the failure of its Telkom-1 satellite on 25 August. The service recovery was completed at midnight on Monday,...

JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi to join ISS Expedition 62/63 in 2019

Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has announced that astronaut Soichi Noguchi has been selected for a long duration stay at the International Space Station (ISS) in 2019. Noguchi...
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