Indonesia’s Bank BRI to use Hughes gateways for BRIsat

Hughes Network Systems today announced it has been selected by PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (Bank BRI), a state-owned bank and the largest bank in Indonesia, to deploy its JUPITER System...

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...

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...

Singapore’s NUS and national defense research agency launch satellite centre

The Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the DSO National Laboratories (DSO) jointly launched the Satellite Technology and Research Centre (STAR) to develop cutting-edge capabilities in...

Interview: Audacy aspires to be the ‘telco’ for spacecraft

Audacy, a space communications service provider, is working towards developing a space-based data relay system using three Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites (scheduled to launch in 2019) and two ground stations....

CubeSats from Malaysia, Bhutan & the Philippines deployed from the ISS

On 10 August 2018, Japan’s space agency JAXA deployed three CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS), using the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD). These Cubesats belong to Malaysia, Bhutan and...

Gilat to provide disaster management platform to Japan

Japan’s Local Authorities Satellite Communications Organization (LASCOM), which manages the nation’s satellite communications during disasters, has selected Gilat to provide a disaster response platform for the whole of Japan. Gilat’s role in...

Airbus, Leonardo, join Australia’s satellite research consortium

On 27 February, Airbus and Leonardo Australia joined the government's SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (Smartsat CRC), which officially opened the week before last. SmartSat CRC is a consortium of universities, research organisations...

Space saving measures: Addressing the debris problem

Earlier this month, the Space Security Index (SSI) 2017, an international research project headed by Canadian NGO Project Ploughshares, was released. This is the 14th edition of the annual, covering the period...

Singapore-based SpaceChain partners with Arch Mission Foundation

Singapore-based SpaceChain Foundation, which is currently building the world's first open source satellite network to enable a next-generation infrastructure for blockchain industry, has just announced that it will be partnering with...
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