Thailand’s mu Space Corp picks Blue Origin as launch partner

Yet another agreement involving a NewSpace startup has been signed at this year’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, following announcements by Fleet, Saber Astronautics, and satsearch.co. mu Space Corp, a startup...

AsiaSat 9 will be launched on 28 September by a Proton-M

AsiaSat, one of Asia’s largest satellite operators, has announced that it will launch AsiaSat 9 via a Proton-M on 28 September 2017 at Baikonur. AsiaSat 9 will be the 10th satellite launched...

How should the Satcom industry deal with AI, IoT & Space Debris?

At Satellite Technology Asia held in Singapore from 9-10 October, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) made an announcement – IRG has now rebranded (and reoriented) itself as the Satcoms Innovation...

ISRO Contracts out Satellite Manufacturing to Private Consortium for its Navigation Constellation

In a move to liberalize the Indian space sector, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has tasked a consortium led by private defence equipment supplier Alpha Design Technologies to manufacture two...

India launches GSAT-29 in heaviest domestic launch to date

Yesterday, at 5.08 pm IST (GMT +5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched geostationary communications satellite GSAT-29, using its new GSLV Mark III launch vehicle. GSAT-29 is the heaviest satellite India has...

AST Launches Real-Time Application Control for Satellite Communications

The AST Group, a provider of satellite communications services and solutions, today announced the launch of INTEGRA Control, which it claims offers "the first real-time application control for satellite communications"; and...

China launches more BeiDou-3 satellites with search and rescue capabilities

At 10:07 p.m. Beijing time (UTC+8) on September 19, China launched another pair of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites using the Long March-3B rocket, from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre – the standard launch...

China’s satcom industry on expansion, Belt & Road, NewSpace

Many satcom giants are feeling the pressure with the advent of NewSpace, the introduction of new and disruptive technologies, and a general stagnation in revenues, all of which are instilling a...

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...

China Launches Shijian-13, Continuing Trend of Launch Successes

China National Space Administration’s communications satellite, Shijian-13, was successfully launched aboard a Long March 3B (Chang Zheng 3B) rocket at 7.03 p.m local time. It appears the launch was a public one,...

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