Hungary’s Space Activities (Part 2): The smallsat programme & PocketQube missions

In Part 1 of this 2-part interview series, SpaceTech Asia interviewed János Solymosi, Founder & Director for Aerospace & Defense at BHE Bonn Hungary Electronics (BHE), on the traditional space industry...

Mitsubishi Electric completes new satellite production facility

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced the completion of a new facility for the production of satellites at the company’s Kamakura Works in Kamakura, Japan. Together with existing facilities, Mitsubishi Electric’s combined annual...

Arianespace orbits Japanese, South Korean satellites

On Tuesday, February 18, Arianespace's Ariane 5 launched two geostationary satellites, JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). JCSAT-17 is the...

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...

Infostellar signs agreement with Azercosmos to use Azerbaijani ground station

Azerbaijani satellite operator Azercosmos and Japanese Newspace company Infostellar, which offers Ground-Segment-as-a-Service, have signed an agreement that will enable Infostellar customers access to their satellite constellations from the Azercosmos Ground Station...

Dawn Aerospace partners with Orbital Transports to expand US business

New Zealand-based Dawn Aerospace, which is developing green bi-propellant satellite propulsion systems, has signed an MoU with Chicago-based turnkey satellite solutions company Orbital Transports. With this partnership, Dawn's propulsion systems will...

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...

Ariane 5 launches GSAT-30, Eutelsat Konnect

Yesterday, Arianespace conducted its first launch of 2020 with the Ariane 5 carrying ISRO's GSAT-30 and Eutelsat's Eutelsat Konnect into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO), with a combined payload mass of ...

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 satellite in...

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 rocket, and...

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