IPSTAR International To Use Hughes’ System To Improve Satellite Internet Across India

IPSTAR International, a subsidiary of satellite operator Thaicom, has announced that it will use Hughes Network System’s JUPITER System in order to extend satellite broadband throughout India and increase speeds by...

NorthTelecom announces strategic partnership with KNS

Dubai-based satellite service provider NorthTelecom has announced a strategic partnership with KNS, a South Korean satellite antenna systems manufacturer. The partnership will leverage KNS’ marine antenna capabilities to boost NorthTelecom’s bid to...

Zhang Kejian appointed Administrator of China’s space agency

On 24 May 2018, the Chinese government announced the appointment of Zhang Kejian as the new Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), the nation’s space agency. Zhang has replaced...

Inmarsat Awards $130 million Contract for Additional Comms Satellite to Thales Alenia Space

Inmarsat, provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) broadband network communications satellite to Thales...

Australia’s Parkes telescope helps in search for extraterrestrial life

Breakthrough Listen, a part of Breakthrough Initiatives, has officially commenced a survey of millions of stars located in the plane of the Milky Way, using the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ("Parkes")...

Australia & US sign Space Tracking Treaty

Yesterday, Australia and the United States signed the Space Tracking Treaty, which extends US ownership and use of ground stations in Australia. The treaty was signed on the morning of 18th October...

ISRO to improve sensitivity of gamma-ray burst detector

In light of the detection of gravitational wave (GW) GW170817, caused by the merger of binary neutron stars, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has declared it will improve the sensitivity...

China launches Gaofen-5 hyperspectral imaging satellite for atmospheric research

On 9 May 2018, at 2:28am, China launched Gaofen-5 (GF-5), a remote sensing satellite meant to conduct scientific research on the earth’s atmosphere. The launch took place using the Long March...

China-ESA SMILE spacecraft to launch on Vega-C in 2021

Between October 10-12, scientists from China’s space programme and the European Space Agency (ESA) conducted a review of China-ESA joint mission SMILE. During the review, they confirmed that the SMILE spacecraft...

Singapore-based satellite operator Kacific to launch with SpaceX in 2019

Kacific Broadband Satellites, a new satellite operator based in Singapore, has selected SpaceX to launch its first satellite, Kacific-1. Kacific-1 will be launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 in 2019 and will deliver...
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