Thaicom leases Thaicom-8 transponder capacity to True Visions Group

Thaicom today announced that True Visions Group Co., one of Asia’s pay-TV providers, has signed a long-term transponder capacity contract for continuing its pay TV service to audiences in Thailand. True...

Kacific signs contract worth $10m with Newtec for VSAT platform

Singapore-based satellite operator Kacific has announced the signing of a contract worth US$10m with satcomm manufacturer Newtec, for the Newtec Dialog VSAT multiservice platform. Under the contract, Newtec will provide Kacific with Newtec Dialog...

Satellite connectivity a key focus for Indonesia in 2019

On January 4, Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) announced its four key focus areas for the year 2019, with satellite connectivity being one of them. According to Minister Rudiantara,...

Japan’s Infostellar to establish UK office

On January 7, Japanese antenna-sharing startup Infostellar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Satellite Applications Catapult, a UK-based company that helps space companies with technology, business strategy, and commercialisation. As...

Odysseus Space to collaborate with Taiwanese university on pulse plasma thruster

Taiwanese company Odysseus Space has just announced a collaboration with Taiwan's  National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) to develop a Pulse Plasma Thruster (PPT) propulsion system for small satellites, known as ARGO. This...

Axelspace’s first sat for Earth Observation constellation successfully orbited

On December 27th 2018 at 11:07 JST (02:07 UTC), the microsatellite GRUS, developed by Japanese startup Axelspace Corporation, was successfully orbited. The launch took place from Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome using the...

China launches first Hongyan LEO comms satellite

Today, at 7:51 a.m. Beijing time, China successfully launched the first demonstration satellite of the proposed Hongyan Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications constellation. The satellite was orbited using the Long March...

Rocket Lab launches 13 CubeSats for NASA

On Sunday, December 16, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off at 06:33 UTC (19:33 NZDT) from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. This was Rocket...

ISRO’s satellite budgets & plans, India’s Space Bill

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) budget and plans, as well an official...

Australian Space Agency to be based in Adelaide, South Australia

Today, the Australian government announced that the newly-established Australian Space Agency will be based in Adelaide, South Australia, where the International Astronautical Congress 2017 (IAC 2017) was held. At present, the Australian...
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