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Australia’s Sky & Space Global Signs MoU With China Great Wall Industry Corporation For Pearl Constellation Launch

Sky and Space Global Ltd. (SAS), the New Space satellite communications company that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for the potential launch of SAS’s Pearl constellation of satellites. Under the terms of this MOU, …

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Pakistan’s PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A Successfully Launched By China

Pakistan’s first high-resolution Earth observation satellite, the Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS) 1, and the country’s first indigenously built test satellite, PakTES-1A, were successfully launched from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on the morning of Monday, 9 July 2018, on board a Long March-2C satellite launch vehicle. PRSS-1 was built …

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Singapore-Japan’s Astroscale Prepares The Ground For LEO Space Debris Removal

Astroscale has reached a key milestone in its quest to develop space debris removal services in order to secure long-term spaceflight and sustainability. The company has established a ground station in Totsuka, Yokohama for sending and receiving satellite data. This is the first ground station that the company has constructed …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Sergey Sopov of S7 Space. Part I

S7 Space is the first Russian commercial company providing a full service on the launches of spacecrafts with use of the Zenit launch vehicles. Activity of S7 Space also includes operation support of space-rocket system “Zenit M” (“Land Launch” project) at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Our contributor Vitaly Egorov talked with Mr Sopov, …

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Côte d’Ivoire To Acquire Earth Observation Satellite From Airbus, Rejects China Great Wall Industry Corporation

France’s Airbus Defence and Space appears to have beaten China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) in a bid to provide an Earth observation satellite for the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), the West African nation that was formerly a French colony. Ivory Coast has been seeking its first satellite to monitor …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: On-Orbit Servicing or Roadside Assistance In Space by BusinessCom Networks

There is a new sector emerging within the space industry that could utterly revolutionise the satellite sector. On-orbit servicing could be the biggest advancement the industry has seen yet as it could bring with it the capabilities to tackle space debris, to repair operational satellites and even upgrade them, reducing …

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