Arianespace launches India’s GSAT-11 and South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

On Tuesday, 4 December, Arianespace launched GSAT-11 for India’s space agency ISRO, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for South Korea’s space agency KARI, successfully deploying both satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). The launch took...

Swedish Space Corp opens new ground station in Thailand

On November 23, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) officially opened a multi-mission ground station in Sri Racha, Thailand, at the Space Krenovation Park (SKP), a science park developed by Thailand’s space...

Diwata 2 coming alive: How a satellite is deployed, located, and tested

Have you ever wondered how a satellite is tested and brought into an operational state once it has been launched and deployed? Well, wonder no more because we’ve been along to the...

Laser coms manufacturer Mynaric to open Shanghai office

Mynaric, a laser communication products manufacturer headquartered in Germany, will open an office in Shanghai, China, ‘as a consequence of the high demand for its products and the rapidly-expanding Asian aerospace...

Taking stock of major trends in the satellite industry

This year, many worried that pressure from rival connections would be the cause of much change in the satellite industry, leading to a palpable sense of uncertainty. Although the so-called demise...

SES endorses Intellian’s tri-band, multi-orbit antenna

Intellian, a provider of satellite antenna systems listed on South Korea’s stock exchange KOSDAQ, has announced that SES has endorsed its new tri-band, multi-orbit, 2.4-meter antenna, to be used for SES’...

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...

China’s LEO satcom constellation to be operational by 2022, 1st satellite to launch soon

At the 18th Zhuhai Airshow, China revealed that its planned Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications constellation, known as Hongyan, will begin operations in 2022. To do this, China will launch...

Gilat awarded projects in Japan, China

Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks has been awarded projects by Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (JSAT), as well as China Satcom. The multi-million dollar JSAT project, announced last week, will support JSAT’s growth...

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...
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