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)...

Addvalue satellite terminals approved for Russia’s maritime industry

Singapore-based company Addvalue Technologies, which develops mobile satellite-based communication terminals, will soon see its terminals being used by the Russian maritime industry. These terminals, developed and manufactured by Addvalue for UAE-based Mobile...

India completes Phase 1 of NavIC constellation with IRNSS1I launch

Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched IRNSS-1I into Geosynchronous orbit (GSO) using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C41 on Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 at 0404 (IST) from its Satish Dhawan...

China Grants Egypt US$71m to Further Egypt’s SATII Satellite Programme

China and Egypt have signed a deal in which China will grant Egypt US$71 million to conduct feasibility studies for the next stage of the Egyptian satellite project, SATII, as well...

April to May 2017 – Important Launches from India and China

Every month’s an exciting month for launches, but April and May 2017 are looking to be particularly action-packed for India and China. In April, China is slated to launch its...

China launches LKW-3 earth observation satellite

On 13 January 2018, China launched LKW-3, the third satellite in a series known simply as "Land Survey Satellite". The launch took place at 3:10p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) using a Long...

Inmarsat, AddValue sign agreement on Inter-Satellite Data Relay System

An agreement has been signed by Inmarsat and Singapore-based flight hardware manufacturer AddValue, together with a "leading satellite operator", to streamline the way satellite operators conduct their commercial and research operations...

Astroscale’s ELSA-d satellite to launch via Glavkosmos in 2020

Astroscale, the space debris removal startup, has contracted with Glavkosmos/GK Launch Services to launch its pioneering ELSA-d (End of Life Services by Astroscale -demonstration) mission on a Soyuz-2 cluster mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome...

The High Throughput Satellite opportunity in Asia

According to Northern Sky Research (NSR), total GEO High Throughput Satellite (HTS) demand in APAC will exceed 1 Tbps by 2026. That is compared to around 100 Gbps in 2018. The...

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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