NanoAvionics partners with Ananth Technologies to enter India’s space market

NanoAvionics has signed a partnership agreement with Ananth Technologies Ltd (ATL) which marks NanoAvionics’ entry into India’s growing NewSpace industry. The agreement makes Ananth Technologies the official distributor of NanoAvionics’ products and...

Momentus to launch Taiwan’s IRIS-A satellite

Momentus, which is developing the Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle which uses water plasma thrusters, has signed an agreement with Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Odysseus Space for the upcoming...

Mitsubishi Electric begins developing new satellite

Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, Mitsubishi Electric has announced that it has begun development of a new Earth Observation satellite for Japan's space agency JAXA. The new satellite, known as the Global...

Chinese car manufacturer Geely enters LEO satellite business

One of China's largest car manufacturers and distributors, Geely, is about enter the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite business by manufacturing its own satellites for a commercial LEO constellation. The first...

Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in AST & Science’s mobile broadband network for smartphones

Rakuten and Vodafone have become the lead investors in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the planet, using the first mobile broadband network that will...

Interview: CEO of SpaceChain on blockchain, shared constellations & crowdfunding for space missions

SpaceChain is a Singapore-headquartered organization developing a community-based space platform combining space and blockchain technologies. The initiative was founded by Jeff Garzik, who was one of the original Bitcoin developers, and...

Airbus, Leonardo, join Australia’s satellite research consortium

On 27 February, Airbus and Leonardo Australia joined the government's SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (Smartsat CRC), which officially opened the week before last. SmartSat CRC is a consortium of universities, research organisations...

Malaysia’s XOX, AdvanceTC, partner for satellite smartphones

Malaysia's XOX Mobile and AdvanceTC have announced an agreement to launch, over the next nine months, a range of 4G and 5G smartphones named XPLORE. This smartphone series will be designed...

Indonesia opens its largest anechoic chamber for satellite testing

Last Friday, Indonesia's space agency LAPAN officially opened its largest anechoic chamber, measuring 20 x 11 x 9.9 metres, in order to improve the country's satellite development capabilities. The chamber is...

Hungary’s Space Activities (Part 2): The smallsat programme & PocketQube missions

In Part 1 of this 2-part interview series, SpaceTech Asia interviewed János Solymosi, Founder & Director for Aerospace & Defense at BHE Bonn Hungary Electronics (BHE), on the traditional space industry...

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Interview: Founder of OrbitX on sustainable launches, the Philippines’ space industry

Last week, the Philippines' first rocket company Orbital Exploration Technologies announced its plans to develop a suborbital two-stage rocket, OrbitX Haribon SLS-1, powered by...

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