ISRO, Glavkosmos meet to discuss Russian satellite propulsion bid

In late August 2017, Roscosmos’ commercial arm Glavkosmos met with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to discuss a Russian satellite propulsion system for ISRO, along with possible areas of cooperation. Led...

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...

Japan’s NTT & Furuno Electric develop GNSS receiver for severe reception conditions

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and Furuno Electric have developed a receiver for GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) to improve time-synchronization accuracy in areas with severe reception...

SpaceX launches Singapore’s Kacific1/Japan’s JCSAT-18

On Monday, December 16, at 7:10 p.m. EST, SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched JCSAT-18/Kacific1 from its launch site at Cape Canaveral, deploying the satellite approximately 33 minutes after liftoff. The satellite, manufactured by...

Inmarsat Awards $130 million Contract for Additional Comms Satellite to Thales Alenia Space

Inmarsat, provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) broadband network communications satellite to Thales...

Arianespace orbits Japanese, South Korean satellites

On Tuesday, February 18, Arianespace's Ariane 5 launched two geostationary satellites, JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). JCSAT-17 is the...

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,...

5 Australian space startups to watch

With a lively Newspace industry and numerous space startups, it is no wonder that Australians are currently lobbying for their government to set up its own space agency. This year, the...

The High Throughput Satellite opportunity in Asia

According to Northern Sky Research (NSR), total GEO High Throughput Satellite (HTS) demand in APAC will exceed 1 Tbps by 2026. That is compared to around 100 Gbps in 2018. 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...
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