Japan’s Tsubame records lowest ever satellite altitude

Tsubame, an Earth Observation satellite developed by Japan's space agency JAXA, has been registered by the Guinness World Records as having achieved the “lowest altitude by an Earth observation...

Long March 5 resumes launches with China’s heaviest satellite

On 27 December 2019, China's largest rocket, the Long March 5, resumed operations after its launch failure in July 2017. The latest launch marked the 3rd flight of the...

Capricorn Space and Infostellar cooperate on On Demand ground segment services

Australian ground segment operator Capricorn Space and Japanese on-demand ground segment provider Infostellar have signed an agreement that will enable Infostellar customers access to their satellite constellations from the...

SpaceX launches Singapore’s Kacific1/Japan’s JCSAT-18

On Monday, December 16, at 7:10 p.m. EST, SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched JCSAT-18/Kacific1 from its launch site at Cape Canaveral, deploying the satellite approximately 33 minutes after liftoff.

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...

Singapore’s Kacific selects Tata Communications for terrestrial connectivity

Kacific, a new satellite operator based in Singapore, has selected Tata Communications to provide terrestrial connectivity services as it readies for the launch of its first satellite, Kacific1. Tata...

KT SAT conducts world’s 1st satellite 5G connection

South Korean geostationary satellite operator KT SAT, a subsidiary of the KT Group, has successfully conducted the world's first 5G data transmission with a satellite connection.

ITU stipulates NGSO constellations must complete deployment in 7 years

At the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in Egypt, member states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) established regulatory procedures for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific...

New Zealand invests $3m into space research projects, $26m into MethaneSAT

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has set up a Str Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund, which has recently invested NZ$500,000 (approximately US$300,000) into each of six...

SSTL partners with the Philippines for NovaSAR-1 imagery

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has signed an agreement with the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) to provide a share of the tasking...

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