Mitsubishi Electric begins developing new satellite

Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, Mitsubishi Electric has announced that it has begun development of a new Earth Observation satellite for Japan's space agency JAXA. The...

NASA, New Zealand partner to collect climate data from commercial aircraft using GNSS

NASA is partnering with the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand Space Agency, Air New Zealand and the University of Auckland to install next-generation Global...

Australia to develop cubesat for predicting bushfires

Australia is currently developing its first cubesat designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to contain. The development...

Chinese car manufacturer Geely enters LEO satellite business

One of China's largest car manufacturers and distributors, Geely, is about enter the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite business by manufacturing its own satellites for a commercial LEO constellation....

Rakuten and Vodafone Invest in AST & Science’s mobile broadband network for smartphones

Rakuten and Vodafone have become the lead investors in a venture to extend mobile coverage to more people and devices across the planet, using the first mobile broadband network...

Interview: CEO of SpaceChain on blockchain, shared constellations & crowdfunding for space missions

SpaceChain is a Singapore-headquartered organization developing a community-based space platform combining space and blockchain technologies. The initiative was founded by Jeff Garzik, who was one of the original Bitcoin...

Airbus, Leonardo, join Australia’s satellite research consortium

On 27 February, Airbus and Leonardo Australia joined the government's SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (Smartsat CRC), which officially opened the week before last. SmartSat CRC is...

Chang’E-4 reveals details about the lunar subsurface on the far side

On 26 February 2020, findings from China's exploration of the far side of the Moon were published in Science Advances. These findings were drawn from China's lunar mission Chang'E-4,...

Malaysia’s XOX, AdvanceTC, partner for satellite smartphones

Malaysia's XOX Mobile and AdvanceTC have announced an agreement to launch, over the next nine months, a range of 4G and 5G smartphones named XPLORE. This smartphone series will...

Indonesia opens its largest anechoic chamber for satellite testing

Last Friday, Indonesia's space agency LAPAN officially opened its largest anechoic chamber, measuring 20 x 11 x 9.9 metres, in order to improve the country's satellite development capabilities. The...