Viasat, Infostellar partner for smallsat ground segment services

Viasat and Infostellar, a Japanese Ground Segment as a Service (GSaaS) start-up, today announced the signing of a Real-Time Earth (RTE) agreement. Through the collaboration, Viasat will act as a market...

Japanese company Interstellar launches sounding rocket Momo, aborts operation mid-flight

On 30 July 2017, at 16:31 JST (Japan Standard Time), Japan’s first private launch services company Interstellar Technologies attempted to launch its first liquid-fuel sounding rocket, Momo, from its site at...

Japanese startup Infostellar closes Series A funding with US$7.3m

Infostellar, a space communications infrastructure startup founded in Tokyo in 2016, has just closed its Series A financing round with US$7.3million, led by Airbus Ventures. The firm also received funds from...

Chinese startup One Space successfully tests first stage engine for orbital rocket

On 4 July, One Space, a Chinese NewSpace startup developing low-cost launch vehicles, successfully tested the first stage rocket motor of its M-series family of rockets. The success of this test means...

SKY Perfect JSAT’s ground station to host Spire’s antenna

SKY Perfect JSAT (SJC), one of Asia's largest satellite communication companies headquartered in Japan, will host an antenna owned by NewSpace company Spire Global at its ground station in Japan. The agreement...

Interview: Independence-X, Malaysia’s NewSpace pioneer

Independence-X Aerospace is a company of industry professionals and academics based out of Technology Park Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur with the aim of transforming Malaysia into a space hub as well...

Australian startup Myriota closes US$15m Series A funding round

Myriota, an Australian startup aiming to provide nanosatellite internet of things (IoT) connectivity, has just closed a US$15 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Australian VC firms Main...

mu Space Founder & CEO to set up US$100m venture unit

James Yenbamroong revealed today his plan to establish a venture unit in 2019 in a move to go international and to create opportunities other than in satellite communications. Yenbamroong, a satellite and...

Jingwei China invests in newspace firm i-Space’s Series A round

Jingwei China (Matrix Partners China) has led the Series A financing round of i-Space (Beijing Star Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd.), a newspace firm headquartered in Beijing, according to the firm's...

India launches Cartosat-2F and 30 other satellites

Today, at 9.29 a.m IST (+5:30 GMT), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Cartosat-2F satellite, along with 30 other co-passenger satellites, in its first launch of 2018. The launch took place at...

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