CubeSats from Malaysia, Bhutan & the Philippines deployed from the ISS

On 10 August 2018, Japan’s space agency JAXA deployed three CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS), using the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD). These Cubesats belong to Malaysia, Bhutan and...

Thaicom migrates Thaicom-5 customers

Thailand's biggest satellite operator, Thaicom, has migrated its Thaicom-5 satellite customers to other satellites (Thaicom-6 and Thaicom-8) after being unable to resolve technical anomalies with Thaicom-5. Thaicom has stated it has been...

KT Corp to use Koreasat satellites to connect families in the 2 Koreas

Following the landmark summit between North and South Korea last month, South Korea’s largest telco KT Corporation (KT) has announced it will use its Koreasat satellites to reunite families across the...

Astroscale & Surrey Satellite Technology sign contract on debris-removal mission

Astroscale and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue "joint opportunities in areas of innovative on-orbit technologies and missions designed to safeguard the orbital...

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...

Kacific to launch second comms satellite, Kacific2

Kacific, a a next-generation broadband satellite operator based in Singapore and catering to the Asia-Pacific market, has announced it is in the design and planning stage of a second satellite, Kacific2....

Interview: Space BD’s CEO on ISS nanosatellite launches, changes in JAXA, and Japan’s space...

Space BD is a Japanese space startup focusing on facilitating nanosatellite launch services. Currently, they provide launch opportunities from Japan’s module in the International Space Station (ISS), and have started offering rideshare opportunities on...

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...

Satellite innovation in APAC

We are at an interesting juncture for the satellite industry on a global scale. The market is evolving with more demand than ever before for satellite connectivity. Indeed, at a recent...

BIRDS CubeSats from 5 Countries have successfully been deployed from Japan’s Kibo module at...

On July 7, 2017, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30p.m. JST (Japan Standard Time), five CubeSats springing from an international collaboration between universities were successfully deployed from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)...

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