SpaceX to visit Indonesia next month for launch site possibilities

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, in a phone call with Elon Musk, has invited SpaceX to consider Indonesia as a potential space launch site for the company. According to a press release...

Japan brings Ryugu asteroid samples home

Yesterday, 6 December 2020 at around 3 a.m JST (UTC+9), Japan’s re-entry capsule containing samples from the asteroid Ryugu landed in Woomera, South Australia. The capsule was part of Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission...

Gilmour Space & Momentus partner to expand launch service options for small sats

Gilmour Space Technologies, a Queensland-based rocket company, has signed an agreement with Momentus, an in-space transport systems developer, to offer their respective customers a broader range of launch options – including...

Inmarsat, Addvalue announce Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) service

After a five-year collaboration, Inmarsat and Addvalue Innovation today announced the Commercial Service Introduction (CSI) of their Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) service, following the successful demonstration of the first live data connectivity between customer...

Australia’s Northern Territory Government & Darwin Innovation Hub sign MoU with Singapore’s SSTL, Cap...

On 19 November 2020, the Australia’s Northern Territory  Government and the Darwin Innovation Hub signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with Cap Vista Pte Ltd and Singapore Space & Technology Ltd...

Filipino startup CirroLytix wins earth observation award for tools such as dengue hotspot prediction

CirroLytix Research Services, a Philippines-based startup that aims to create social impact through big data, has won an award in the 2020 Group on Earth Observations' Sustainable Development Goals (GEO SDG)...

Viasat, Infostellar partner for smallsat ground segment services

Viasat and Infostellar, a Japanese Ground Segment as a Service (GSaaS) start-up, today announced the signing of a Real-Time Earth (RTE) agreement. Through the collaboration, Viasat will act as a market...

Thaicom’s holding company Intouch in dispute with Thai ministry over Thaicom 5 replacement

Thai satellite operator Thaicom, which is owned by parent company Intouch Holdings - which Singapore's Temasek Holdings has a 41.13% stake in and in which Singapore's largest telco Singtel also owns...

PSLV-C49 successfully launches EOS-01 along with 9 customer satellites

According to ISRO, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 51st flight (PSLV-C49), successfully launched EOS-01 along with nine international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on...

Interview: Founder of OrbitX on sustainable launches, the Philippines’ space industry

Last week, the Philippines' first rocket company Orbital Exploration Technologies announced its plans to develop a suborbital two-stage rocket, OrbitX Haribon SLS-1, powered by a propellant of renewable kerosene derived from...