ITU stipulates NGSO constellations must complete deployment in 7 years

At the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in Egypt, member states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) established regulatory procedures for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific...

Space BD to facilitate Crest Astra’s 1st nanosat launch

Japan-based Space BD has been selected to broker the launch of the first nanosatellite developed by Crest Astra, a Japanese startup planning to develop and commercialize nanosatellites and launchers.

China completes Mars lander collision avoidance test

China has announced the completion of its Mars lander collision avoidance test, and this is also the first time China has made public the progress of its Mars mission...

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...

China’s ExPace launches Jilin-1 Gaofen-02A satellite

Today, at 11.40 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), Chinese commercial launch company ExPace launched the Jilin-1 Gaofen-02A small satellite using the Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) light launcher. The launch took place at...

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...

NanoAvionics to build nanosat for Singapore’s CaLeMPSat Research Mission

Nanosatellite mission integrator NanoAvionics has received a contract to build a 12U nanosatellite bus for the Singaporean research mission “Cathode-Less Micro Propulsion Satellite” (CaLeMPSat). The satellite bus is targeted...

The ALE-2 “shooting star” satellite to launch on Rocket Lab’s Electron

Tokyo-based NewSpace company ALE will be launching its second satellite, ALE-2, with Rocket Lab’s Electron on 25 November. ALE-2 will attempt to realize the company’s aim of producing man-made shooting stars,...

Singapore applies for COPUOS membership

Singapore has applied to join the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), the international body responsible for reviewing space law and promoting cooperation between...

Two Chinese launches in 3 days

Earlier today, at 1.43 am Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched a BeiDou-3 navigation satellite from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre, the third satellite in the BeiDou-3 IGSO (Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit)...
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