Japan Unveils Second Michibiki Satellite to be Launched Late 2017

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has unveiled its second Michibiki satellite, which will be launched along with two other satellites from the Michibiki family later this year. The Michibiki satellites, also known...

Myanmar’s only international telecoms summit will be held on 19-20 September 2017

Myanmar Connect 2017, which dubs itself “the only executive summit to unite Myanmar with the international telecoms market”, will be held from 19-20 September this year at the country’s capital city...

IPSTAR International To Use Hughes’ System To Improve Satellite Internet Across India

IPSTAR International, a subsidiary of satellite operator Thaicom, has announced that it will use Hughes Network System’s JUPITER System in order to extend satellite broadband throughout India and increase speeds by...

China Grants Egypt US$71m to Further Egypt’s SATII Satellite Programme

China and Egypt have signed a deal in which China will grant Egypt US$71 million to conduct feasibility studies for the next stage of the Egyptian satellite project, SATII, as well...

SES Announces Partnership with Patrakom and Onboarding of Palau Telecoms as a Customer

SES and Patrakom, a provider of telecommunications and network solutions in Indonesia, announced a partnership to provide seamless, high-speed connectivity to passenger vessels and oil barges traversing domestic routes in Indonesia. As...

AsiaSat 9 Ready to be Transported to Baikonur Launch Site

AsiaSat, a major satellite operator based in Hong Kong, announced that it is ready to transport its latest geostationary satellite, AsiaSat 9, to the launch site at Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Slated to launch...

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...

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...

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...

Airbus To Expand SpaceDataHighway Network Coverage to the Asia-Pacific Region by 2020

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it will expand its SpaceDataHighway data transmission service to reach Asia-Pacific by the year 2020. This will be achieved by adding a third communications node,...

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