How should the Satcom industry deal with AI, IoT & Space Debris?

At Satellite Technology Asia held in Singapore from 9-10 October, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) made an announcement – IRG has now rebranded (and reoriented) itself as the Satcoms Innovation...

ISRO successfully launches 31 satellites on PSLV-C38

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), has successfully launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2E satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 243 kg at lift-off...

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...

Japan demos world’s 1st instance of quantum communication with a microsatellite

With all the hype around China’s quantum teleportation breakthrough, the world scarcely noticed that around the same time, Japan achieved a similar feat with a microsatellite. Japan’s National Institute of Information and...

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...

Speedcast acquires UltiSat for up to US$100 million

Speedcast International, a company headquartered in Hong Kong and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, has completed acquisition of UltiSat, a US-based company. Both companies provide satellite communications solutions. The deal was...

China successfully launches Huiyan Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope

China had successfully launched its Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) “Huiyan” (“Insight”) with the Long March 4-B Carrier Rocket at 1500 on June 15 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The...

Kacific selects Indonesia’s Petro1 for ground infrastructure services for new GEO sat

Singapore-based broadband satellite operator Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has selected ICT systems integrator PT. Petro One Indonesia (Petro1) to provide ground infrastructure services in Indonesia for first geostationary satellite, Kacific1,...

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...

Long March 5 resumes launches with China’s heaviest satellite

On 27 December 2019, China's largest rocket, the Long March 5, resumed operations after its launch failure in July 2017. The latest launch marked the 3rd flight of the rocket, and...
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