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South Korea’s Chollian-2A Meteorological Satellite To Be Launched On 5 December 2018

The South Korean government announced on 18 October 2018 that the country’s Chollian-2A geostationary meteorological satellite, is expected be launched on 5 December 2018. The multipurpose satellite, developed by the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), is set to lift off aboard am Ariane-5 launch vehicle made by Arianespace from the …

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China’s New Space Race: LandSpace Expected To Attempt Zhuque-1 Orbital Launch On 27 October

Chinese New Space satellite launch company LandSpace is expected to attempt the maiden orbital launch of its Zhuque-1 launch vehicle from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (JSLC) in China’s Gobi Desert on 27 October 2018, according to a report by Andrew Jones in GBTimes. If successful, the Zhuque-1 launch will …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: James Yenbamroong On New Space Investments In The Asia-Pacific

Thai New Space entrepreneur James Yenbamroong, the founder and CEO of mu Space, is emerging as perhaps the preeminent New Space advocate, investor, and role model in Southeast Asia. He has articulated an exciting and bold space vision, is building a solid and cutting edge venture in the form of …

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Rocket Lab Selects Wallops Flight Facility for U.S. Launch Site

U.S. orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has confirmed it will build its first U.S. launch pad for the Electron rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, United States. The site will be Rocket Lab’s second dedicated launch complex and builds on Rocket Lab’s existing ability to launch up to …

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South Korea And France Join Forces For Space Climate Observatory

On the sidelines of a state visit to France by South Korean President Moon Jae-In, the French National space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), and the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) signed a letter of intent committing all parties to developing the …

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ASX-Listed Kleos Space Signs 2nd MoU With Airbus For Manufacturing In-Space Cooperation

Luxembourg-based and ASX-listed Kleos Space S.A, a New Space technology operator, today has announced the signature of a second Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus Defence and Space, as both companies investigate opportunities to collaborate for the manufacture In-Space of structural elements. Kleos Space and parent company Magna Parva (UK) have …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: Asia In Space: Cooperation Or Conflict?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan As the Asian Century takes on an interstellar dimension, who will write the rules of the road? Rajeswari Rajagopalan writes that space will likely be no exception to Asia’s great power rivalries. The outer space environment has undergone significant changes in the last decade. Countries in …

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Singapore’s AddValue Partners With Network Innovations For U.S. IFleetOne Push

Addvalue, the Singaporean mobile satellite communications company, has announced that it is partnering with U.S. company Network Innovations Inc. to jointly market Addvalue’s iFleetOne TM maritime satellite communications terminal along with its proprietary Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), the Addvalue iFleetOne VMS TM, to the Northwest American fisheries sector. Singapore Exchange …

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Singapore’s Astroscale’s ELSA-d Mission To Be Launched By Russia’s Glavkosmos in 2020

Astroscale Japan Inc., an affiliate of Singaporean-Japanese New Space company Astroscale that aims to utilise technology top remove space debris in Earth orbit, has contracted with Russian satellite launch provider Glavkosmos/GK Launch Services to launch its End of Life Services by Astroscale –demonstration (ELSA-d) spacecraft on a Soyuz-2 cluster mission …

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