Space BD to facilitate Crest Astra’s 1st nanosat launch

Japan-based Space BD has been selected to broker the launch of the first nanosatellite developed by Crest Astra, a Japanese startup planning to develop and commercialize nanosatellites and launchers.

New Zealand invests $3m into space research projects, $26m into MethaneSAT

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has set up a Str Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund, which has recently invested NZ$500,000 (approximately US$300,000) into each of six...

NanoAvionics to build nanosat for Singapore’s CaLeMPSat Research Mission

Nanosatellite mission integrator NanoAvionics has received a contract to build a 12U nanosatellite bus for the Singaporean research mission “Cathode-Less Micro Propulsion Satellite” (CaLeMPSat). The satellite bus is targeted...

The ALE-2 “shooting star” satellite to launch on Rocket Lab’s Electron

Tokyo-based NewSpace company ALE will be launching its second satellite, ALE-2, with Rocket Lab’s Electron on 25 November. ALE-2 will attempt to realize the company’s aim of producing man-made shooting stars,...

Saber Astronautics secures a US$1.4m contract with Australia’s Department of Defence

Australia’s Department of Defence has awarded space engineering company Saber Astronautics a Defence Innovation Hub contract for an intelligent data fusion network to process a large number of space...

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...

Space blockchain platform SpaceChain awarded funding by ESA

Last month, Singapore-headquartered space blockchain platform SpaceChain, which has a UK office, was awarded funding by ESA Business Applications and Space Solutions under the Kick-start Activity program.

Rocket Lab partners with KSAT for ground station support, to deliver complete smallsat solution

US/New Zealand launch provider Rocket Lab has partnered with Norway-based Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT), who will be the sole provider of ground station services for Rocket Lab's Electron launch...

Australia’s Black Sky Aerospace to begin manufacturing Solid Rocket Motors (SRM)

Queensland-based Black Sky Aerospace has just been given the green light by regulators to begin the process towards the manufacture of Solid Rocket Motors (SRM). The company will be the...

Meet the Von Braun Station : the most advanced rotating space hotel design to...

It's inevitable. A rotating orbital space station open to tourists is inevitable. The only questions are how soon, at what price and what comfort, and what will be the...

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Indonesia’s $550m SATRIA satellite in focus

Indonesia is readying its Very High Throughput Satellite SATRIA for launch in 2023. The satellite will provide broadband internet service (to include...

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