JAXA Launches Mitsubishi’s H-2A Carrying Japanese Military Satellite

At approximately 9.20 a.m. today, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its Mitsubishi H-2A rocket from the Tanegashima launchpad, carrying a Japanese military satellite, IGS Radar-5 into orbit. The launch, which...

DLR, University of Sydney sign MoU on R&D and teaching

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the renowned University of Sydney have declared their intention for future cooperation in research and teaching activities related to aerospace...

Singapore company Addvalue partners with Inmarsat for 24/7 LEO communications

Addvalue Technologies, a Singapore-based company, has signed an official agreement with Inmarsat to offer the world’s first on-demand commercial communications service for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Known as the Inter-Satellite Data...

K Sivan appointed new ISRO Chairman

Dr. K Sivan, currently the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), will take over as the new Chairman of India's space agency ISRO and will also be the Secretary of...

Kymeta and Sky Perfect JSAT Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Sky Perfect JSAT, Asia’s largest satellite operator, has signed a strategic partnership with Kymeta, a company which develops satellite antenna technology, to provide new satellite communications technology to the Japanese market. The...

China launches Venezuelan remote sensing satellite VRSS-2

China has just launched VRSS-2, also known as Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuela's second remote sensing satellite. The launch took place at approximately 12 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) from the Jiuquan...

Gilat awarded projects in Japan, China

Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks has been awarded projects by Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (JSAT), as well as China Satcom. The multi-million dollar JSAT project, announced last week, will support JSAT’s growth...

Rocket Lab unveils new high-volume production facility in New Zealand

Rocket Lab has expanded its global footprint with the unveiling of a new production facility that 'rethinks the way orbital rockets are built', according to its press release. The new 7,500 sq/m...

China & ESA successfully complete joint astronaut training exercise

On 21 August 2017, astronauts from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully completed a joint sea survival training exercise in China. 16 members of the...

Timor-Leste health clinics to get satellite connectivity

Remote and rural health clinics across Timor-Leste will soon be connected to high speed satellite internet, providing them access to newly launched AdenBox, an online portal to manage medicines and medical...
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