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.

China conducts first intercontinental quantum communication video call

On 29 September 2017, he China National Space Administration (CNSA), China’s space agency, conducted the world’s first video conferencing call through a quantum communication satellite network. The call, transmitted between Austria...

DS-SAR satellite acquired by Singapore’s defence technology agency & ST Electronics

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), the executive technology agent for the country’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), has jointly acquired a new earth observation satellite with ST Electronics, a Singapore-based...

SpaceX launches Koreasat-5A

SpaceX has successfully launched Koreasat-5A, a South Korean geostationary communications satellite, at 3:34pm EDT (19:34 GMT) on Monday, 30 October. The satellite was launched using a Falcon 9 from NASA’s Kennedy...

China to build and launch Cambodia’s first satellite

On 11 January 2018, China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), which is the international commercial arm of China's space programme, announced that it has signed a framework agreement with the Royal...

Bhutan to begin using GSAT-9 services end-November

Bhutan has announced that its ground station infrastructure development work is nearly complete, and that it is on track to begin using GSAT-9 (aka South Asia Satellite) by the end of...

China & Pakistan sign deal on new communications satellite PakSat-MM1

Last Thursday, China and Pakistan signed an agreement for a gapfiller satellite which will be the future PakSat Multi-Mission Satellite (PakSat-MM1). Under the agreement, China will develop PakSat-MMI, and most probably provide...

India’s ISRO launches 2 commercial small satellites manufactured by SSTL

Yesterday, at 10:08pm IST (UTC+5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched two commercial small satellites (smallsats) manufactured by UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). The launch took place from ISRO’s only orbital...

Lockheed Martin Unveils New Software to Protect Space Assets

Lockheed Martin has just announced the release of its new proprietary software, Intelligent Space (iSpace), which is designed to protect satellites and other space assets by providing real-time updates and recommending...

Insights into ISRO’s launches and missions of 2019

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has ended the year 2019 with a successful launch of the RISAT-2BR1 satellite. During this PSLV-C 48 mission nine foreign satellites were also launched under a commercial...
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