Microsat developer Axelspace moves into components business

Japanese space startup Axelspace, which has developed 5 microsatellites to date, has announced it will be developing critical components to prepare for the mass production of next-generation microsatellites. This initiative aims...

Inmarsat, Cobham SATCOM to connect 732 fishing vessels in Maldives

Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM have been awarded a new contract to connect 732 fishing vessels active in the Maldives Economic Exclusion Zone to Inmarsat’s Fleet One maritime broadband services. Cobham’s SAILOR...

Japan’s plans for the Moon

Yesterday, during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held virtually for the first time, the traditional Heads of Agencies plenary was held, with representatives from various space agencies. Present at the discussion...

Skyroot, Dhruva & Bellatrix win India’s National Startup Awards

Three Indian space startups have clinched awards in the country's National Startup Awards 2020, under the Space Startups segment, out of a total of 15 entries. These startups are: Skyroot Aerospace, winner...

Thailand’s GISTDA to draft Thai Space Act

Thailand is looking to implement a National Space Act, which will integrate all the country's space-related activities, enact space laws, and boost the space economy. In a meeting held on 2...

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...

German instrument on China’s lunar lander measures cosmic radiation

The Chang'e-4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the Moon on 3 January 2019. On board, German instrument Lunar Lander Neutron and Dosimetry (LND) has been measuring temporally...

Chinese startup Guoyao Tech working on electromagnetic propulsion for rockets

On September 20, Guangzhou-based company Guoyao Tech announced plans for a new launch system based on electromagnetic propulsion, with the aim of eventually replacing chemical rockets. The company's first step would...

Japan to take 8K images of Martian moons

Japan's space agency JAXA has announced it will be working with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) to develop a “Super Hi-Vision Camera” that is capable of filming in 4K and 8K for...

NanoAvionics partners with Ananth Technologies to enter India’s space market

NanoAvionics has signed a partnership agreement with Ananth Technologies Ltd (ATL) which marks NanoAvionics’ entry into India’s growing NewSpace industry. The agreement makes Ananth Technologies the official distributor of NanoAvionics’ products and...