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...

Gilmour Space secures US$13.7 million in Series B funding

Gilmour Space Technologies, Singapore- and Australia-based newspace company, has raised AU$19 million (US$13.7 million) to scale-up and launch its first commercial hybrid rocket to space in 2020, according to the company's press...

Airbus Bizlab to open centre in Kerala, India

Last Saturday, startup accelerator Airbus Bizlab signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of the Indian state of Kerala, to help establish an aerospace-focused innovation centre in Thiruvananthapuram. Under the...

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...

Chinese startup Guoyao Tech working on electromagnetic propulsion for rockets

On September 20, Guangzhou-based company Guoyao Tech announced plans for a new launch system based on electromagnetic propulsion, with the aim of eventually replacing chemical rockets. The company's first step would...

Japan announces APAC regional business idea competition

Japan’s National Space Policy Secretariat (NSPS), which is part of the Cabinet Office, will be organizing a space business idea competition in 2019, open to individuals and entrepreneurs in Asia-Pacific (APAC),...

Singapore rocket company Equatorial signs MoU with UK launch broker CST for maiden flight...

Singapore-based rocket company, Equatorial Space Systems (ESS), has announced a new partnership with UK-based Commercial Space Technologies Ltd (CST) for launch services to CST’s clients using the company’s Volans small launcher,...

Gilmour Space, NASA sign Space Act Agreement

Australia and Singapore-based rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has entered into a Space Act Agreement with the US National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) to collaborate on various research, technology development...

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...

CSST, Planet partner to spur economic growth in New Zealand

Today, New Zealand’s Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) and Earth imaging company Planet Labs announced a partnership to help drive regional economic growth by distributing Planet’s daily, global Earth observation...
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