Gilmour Space passes first orbital engine tests, aims for suborbital launch in 2018

Gilmour Space Technologies, a rocket company based in Australia/Singapore, has just announced the success of the first of its full-scale orbital engine tests. In December, Gilmour Space conducted ground tests of its...

Lunar exploration company ispace raises US$90 million in Series A

ispace, a Japan-based private lunar exploration company, announced on 13 December 2017 that it has raised approximately $90.2 million in Series A funding. According to the company, this is the most...

mu Space Corp awarded license to operate satellite service

mu Space Corp has become Thailand’s first space technology startup to operate a satellite service after the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission awarded a license for the company, according to the...

Spaceflight to launch 11 small satellites on India’s PSLV in December/January

Seattle-based satellite rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight has announced that it will launch 11 small satellites on India's next launch. The launch will see the PSLV C40 carry the Cartosat-2ER Earth...

Astroscale & Spire satellites among those lost in Soyuz launch failure

On 28 November 2017, Russia’s Soyuz-2.1b with a Fregat upper stage launched from Vostochny Cosmodrome in Siberia. While the initial launch went smoothly, the satellites have failed to reach their target...

Interview: Spire Global

Spire Global is a prominent NewSpace company with offices in San Francisco, Boulder, Glasgow and Singapore. The company develops its own CubeSats, which it uses to collect data that it monetises. Founded...

Astroscale & Surrey Satellite Technology sign contract on debris-removal mission

Astroscale and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue "joint opportunities in areas of innovative on-orbit technologies and missions designed to safeguard the orbital...

Infostellar invites antenna owners to join closed beta

Japan-based firm Infostellar, whose new flagship product StellarStation connects antenna owners with satellite operators, is now inviting antenna owners to participate in a closed beta test. Initially planned for October, the closed...

mu Space Corp signs deal to lease teleport services from CAT Telecom

Thai satellite operator mu Space Corp revealed today the signing of a deal to lease teleport services from state-owned company CAT Telecom. The agreement will enable mu Space to provide satellite...

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...

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Interview: COO of Odysseus Space on Taiwan, laser technologies & automation...

Odysseus Space is a NewSpace company founded in Taiwan in 2016, by three French engineers. In 2018, Odysseus opened a second office...

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