Capricorn Space secures licences to establish ground stations in Australia

Melbourne-based Capricorn Space, a ground segment operator and service provider founded in early 2018, has secured licences from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to establish ground infrastructure in Australia. Initial...

Laser coms manufacturer Mynaric to open Shanghai office

Mynaric, a laser communication products manufacturer headquartered in Germany, will open an office in Shanghai, China, ‘as a consequence of the high demand for its products and the rapidly-expanding Asian aerospace...

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...

China conducts first intercontinental quantum communication video call

On 29 September 2017, he China National Space Administration (CNSA), China’s space agency, conducted the world’s first video conferencing call through a quantum communication satellite network. The call, transmitted between Austria...

US Air Force Research Lab and Saber Astronautics sign space ops contract

According to a Saber Astronautics press release, the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate has awarded space engineering company Saber Astronautics a contract to develop new capabilities for...

Commercial satellite launch service market to hit $7B by 2024

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc., increasing usage of communication data-based services and GPS systems is driving the commercial satellite launch service market size over the forecast...

Arianespace to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2

Arianespace has been selected to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2, the country’s new earth observation satellite, which will be built by Airbus. THEOS-2 will be launched in 2021, using either Arianespace’s existing Vega small...

Satellite connectivity a key focus for Indonesia in 2019

On January 4, Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) announced its four key focus areas for the year 2019, with satellite connectivity being one of them. According to Minister Rudiantara,...

Mitsubishi Electric begins developing new satellite

Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, Mitsubishi Electric has announced that it has begun development of a new Earth Observation satellite for Japan's space agency JAXA. The new satellite, known as the Global...

Astroscale to launch its first microsatellite on 28 November from Russia

Astroscale is "the first private company with a mission to secure long-term spaceflight safety by developing space debris removal services." Launching its corporate headquarters in Singapore in 2013, R&D office in Japan...
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