Vietnam, Airbus discuss future of VNREDSat program

On March 7, 2018, Phan Ngoc Minh, Vice President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, met Guy Limouzin, Vice President, Sales, Earth Observation Space Systems, Airbus Defense and Space....

Myanmar to tap Intelsat 39 to enhance nationwide connectivity

Intelsat, operator of one of the world's largest fleets of satellites, announced today that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar has broadened its relationship with Intelsat to accelerate...

The Philippine microsat program & satellite control centre

Last week we wrote about how CubeSats from Philippines, Bhutan and Malaysia were launched to the ISS on the Falcon 9 CRS-15 mission, as part of the BIRDS-2 project. This is...

Using Satellite Data to Track Volcanic Emissions

A team led by researchers from Michigan State University has published a study on volcanic sulfur dioxide emissions, based on satellite data provided by NASA’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory. The data...

China launches Algeria’s first comms satellite Alcomsat-1

Today, at 00:40 Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Algeria's first geostationary communications satellite, Alcomsat-1. The launch took place at China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center aboard a Long March-3B launch vehicle. According to...

China to build and launch Cambodia’s first satellite

On 11 January 2018, China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), which is the international commercial arm of China's space programme, announced that it has signed a framework agreement with the Royal...

India launches GSAT-6A using improved GSLV Mark II

Update, 1 April 2018: ISRO has lost contact with the GSAT-6A, with the following statement being released on the website: "After the successful long duration firings, when the satellite was on course...

Interview: CEO of KT SAT on global ambitions, future tech

KT SAT, part of the KT Corporation, is South Korea’s sole satellite services provider, with five satellites currently in orbit. The latest, KOREASAT-7 and KOREASAT-5A, were launched in May and October...

Kratos to build gateways for JCSAT-18 satellite network

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) has selected Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to design and build gateways for SJC’s new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) JCSAT-18. The satellite, launching from SpaceX’s Falcon...

Telkom-1 fails, affecting thousands of ATMs throughout Indonesia

On 25 August 2017, Indonesia’s largest telco PT Telkom experienced a service disruption due to the failure of its oldest operational satellite, Telkom-1. Although steps have been taken to remedy the...
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