China completes in-orbit delivery of Alcomsat-1

China has completed in-orbit delivery of Algeria’s first communications satellite Alcomsat-1, announced China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), the Chinese space programme’s international commercial arm.   The ceremony was held on April 1...

Goonhilly appoints Australia head, eyes Asia-Pacific market

Satellite communications and space gateway provider Goonhilly Earth Station today announced the appointment of Bob Gough as Head of Business Development, Australia and Asia-Pacific, according to the company's press release. Based in Australia,...

Bhutan to begin using GSAT-9 services end-November

Bhutan has announced that its ground station infrastructure development work is nearly complete, and that it is on track to begin using GSAT-9 (aka South Asia Satellite) by the end of...

Capricorn Space and Infostellar cooperate on On Demand ground segment services

Australian ground segment operator Capricorn Space and Japanese on-demand ground segment provider Infostellar have signed an agreement that will enable Infostellar customers access to their satellite constellations from the Australian Ground...

India launches Cartosat-2F and 30 other satellites

Today, at 9.29 a.m IST (+5:30 GMT), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Cartosat-2F satellite, along with 30 other co-passenger satellites, in its first launch of 2018. The launch took place at...

Kenya’s first satellite deployed from JAXA’s ISS module

On 11 May 2018, the first ever Kenyan was deployed into space from Japan’s space agency JAXA’s module on International Space Station (ISS). The satellite, known as 1KUNS-PF, is a 1U Cubesat...

Dispose or extend? What to do with dead satellites?

China is developing a space-tug which will be used in orbit to assist with the safe disposal of satellites after their fuel has run out, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua. The...

Japan’s new H3 rocket to go commercial in 2022 with Inmarsat launch

Japan’s new H3 launch vehicle, which is currently under development, will make its first commercial flight in 2022, with Inmarsat as its first customer. The H3 rocket, which is being developed by...

Indonesia opens its largest anechoic chamber for satellite testing

Last Friday, Indonesia's space agency LAPAN officially opened its largest anechoic chamber, measuring 20 x 11 x 9.9 metres, in order to improve the country's satellite development capabilities. The chamber is...

The first China-France Oceanography Satellite to be launched in 2018

A marine remote sensing satellite, the first satellite developed jointly by China and France, will be launched in the second half of 2018 with China's Long March launch vehicle, announced the...
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