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...

Thaicom migrates Thaicom-5 customers

Thailand's biggest satellite operator, Thaicom, has migrated its Thaicom-5 satellite customers to other satellites (Thaicom-6 and Thaicom-8) after being unable to resolve technical anomalies with Thaicom-5. Thaicom has stated it has been...

USAID, Inmarsat partner on sustainable fishing in South-East Asia

The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and Inmarsat Global Limited (Inmarsat) have announced a new partnership to help commercial fishing crews promote sustainable fishing...

Indonesia’s $550m SATRIA satellite in focus

Indonesia is readying its Very High Throughput Satellite SATRIA for launch in 2023. The satellite will provide broadband internet service (to include free WiFi access) to more than 149,400 unserved public...

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...

Japan develops metal mesh for onboard deployable reflectors

Japan's space agency JAXA, along with Japanese companies Taiyo Wire Cloth, NGK Insulators, Technosolver Corporation, and Koyo Materica Corporation, have jointly developed a metal mesh for onboard deployable reflectors, achieving a...

Mitsubishi Awarded Contract for Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) Scheduled to Launch in 2021

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has appointed Mitsubishi Electric Corporation the prime contractor or the Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) scheduled to launch in 2021. The ETS-9 will be the centerpiece of...

China launches Gaofen-11 high-resolution optical satellite

On 31 July 2018, at 11am Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Gaofen-11 (GF-11), a high-resolution optical satellite for earth observation of China and the Belt and Road countries. The launch took...

Arianespace marks 80th consecutive launch success with ISRO’s GSAT-17 & Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S...

On 28 June 2017 at 6:15 p.m. (local time), Arianespace’s heaviest launcher Ariane 5 launched two payloads into orbit from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The first,...

SSL selected to manufacture B-SAT’s latest satellite

SSL has announced that it has been selected to manufacture BSAT-4b, the latest broadcasting satellite of Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), one of Japan's leading satellite operators. BSAT-4a wil complement the...
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