Thaicom leases Thaicom-8 transponder capacity to True Visions Group

Thaicom today announced that True Visions Group Co., one of Asia’s pay-TV providers, has signed a long-term transponder capacity contract for continuing its pay TV service to audiences in Thailand. True...

Kacific signs contract worth $10m with Newtec for VSAT platform

Singapore-based satellite operator Kacific has announced the signing of a contract worth US$10m with satcomm manufacturer Newtec, for the Newtec Dialog VSAT multiservice platform. Under the contract, Newtec will provide Kacific with Newtec Dialog...

Satellite connectivity a key focus for Indonesia in 2019

On January 4, Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) announced its four key focus areas for the year 2019, with satellite connectivity being one of them. According to Minister Rudiantara,...

Axelspace’s first sat for Earth Observation constellation successfully orbited

On December 27th 2018 at 11:07 JST (02:07 UTC), the microsatellite GRUS, developed by Japanese startup Axelspace Corporation, was successfully orbited. The launch took place from Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome using the...

China launches first Hongyan LEO comms satellite

Today, at 7:51 a.m. Beijing time, China successfully launched the first demonstration satellite of the proposed Hongyan Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications constellation. The satellite was orbited using the Long March...

ISRO’s satellite budgets & plans, India’s Space Bill

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) budget and plans, as well an official...

Gilat to provide disaster management platform to Japan

Japan’s Local Authorities Satellite Communications Organization (LASCOM), which manages the nation’s satellite communications during disasters, has selected Gilat to provide a disaster response platform for the whole of Japan. Gilat’s role in...

Interview: Singapore/UK Infinite Orbits on satellite life extension & tracking space objects

Infinite Orbits is a Singapore/UK-based in-space satellite servicing company. Founded in early 2017, the company is focusing on life extension and bring into use services for Geostationary Communication Satellite (GEO COMS)...

Japan’s new H3 rocket to go commercial in 2022 with Inmarsat launch

Japan’s new H3 launch vehicle, which is currently under development, will make its first commercial flight in 2022, with Inmarsat as its first customer. The H3 rocket, which is being developed by...

Thales Alenia Space signs contracts for South Korea’s military radar constellation

Yesterday, Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed contracts to provide components and technological know-how for four radar satellites to be developed for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development (ADD),...
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