Highlights of GLEX 2017 happening in Beijing from 6-8 June 2017

The Global Space Exploration Conference 2017 (GLEX 2017) is currently being held in Beijing, China, from 6-8 June 2017. Jointly organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Chinese Society...

China conducts first successful trial of Pump Pendulum propulsion engine

China’s first pump pendulum propulsion engine developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) was successfully tested during an initial trial at Xi’an, which made China the second country capable...

Myanmar’s only international telecoms summit will be held on 19-20 September 2017

Myanmar Connect 2017, which dubs itself “the only executive summit to unite Myanmar with the international telecoms market”, will be held from 19-20 September this year at the country’s capital city...

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...

Indonesia’s Space Agency LAPAN to Cooperate with Jakarta’s Local Government on Development

LAPAN will cooperate with the Provincial Government of Jakarta City on aeronautics and science and technology to support development projects. The draft of agreement with both parties was signed by the Head of LAPAN,...

Launches This Week: Japan, India, Russia, Europe & the USA

The first week of June is an incredibly packed week for launches. If all goes well, we’ll witness the launch of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Michibiki-2 satellite, a SpaceX Dragon...

Singapore Space Firm To Send Experiment to the International Space Station

Singapore-based space startup Bhattacharya Space Enterprises (BSE) announced that it has facilitated the deployment of Singapore’s first high school experiment to the International Space Station (ISS). Come 1st June 2017, a...

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...

AST Launches Real-Time Application Control for Satellite Communications

The AST Group, a provider of satellite communications services and solutions, today announced the launch of INTEGRA Control, which it claims offers "the first real-time application control for satellite communications"; and...

Release of “TianYing”: China’s first four channel GNSS broadband RF Chip

China’s first four-channel Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) broadband radio frequency (RF) chip “TianYing” was released on 23 May 2017. It is an improved continuation of the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)...