Gilmour Space to conduct first suborbital launch in Q3 2018

Gilmour Space Technologies, a rocket company based in Australia/Singapore, has just announced it is on track for its first suborbital test launch scheduled for the third quarter of this year. This is...

Astroscale establishes ground station in Japan for LEO satellites

Astroscale, a space debris removal startup headquartered in Singapore, has announced the establishment of an S/X-band ground station in Yokohama, Japan, which will be operational in end-2018. Located in Totsuka, this is...

Japan launches GOSAT-2, UAE’s KhalifaSat, the Philippines’ Diwata-2, and 3 cubesats

Today, at 1:08pm JST (GMT+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched two Earth Observation (EO) satellites – KhalifaSat, the first satellite developed entirely by the UAE, as well as GOSAT-2, which will...

Space Startups and Funding: Tips from Investors

On 8 February 2018, SGInnovate, an agency backed by the Singapore government that nurtures and supports startups, organized a Space Startup Night. The event saw three presentations by NewSpace companies –...

Japan’s WERU Investment, Airbus Ventures lead LeoLabs’ $13 million Series A

LeoLabs, a California-based Space Situational Awareness (SSA) startup, has just closed a US$13 million Series A financing round led by Japanese Venture Capital (VC) firm WERU Investment and Airbus Ventures. Other...

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...

Interview: Seraphim Capital’s $250m global fund & the NewSpace ecosystem

Seraphim Capital, the world’s first Venture Capital fund focused on space, is about to launch a new US$250 million Global Fund. This will add to the UK-based company’s existing US$90 million...

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...

Singapore’s Addvalue delivers data relay system to Capella Space

Singapore's Addvalue has delivered the first flight model of its Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) terminal to startup Capella Space, which will fit the terminal aboard a LEO SAR satellite slated...

Kanematsu to sell Vector’s launch services to Asia

Japan-based Kanematsu Corporation (KG), a large trading company with experience in purchasing satellites and other space systems, has entered into an exclusive representative agreement with Vector to sell Vector’s products and...

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