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Australia’s Fleet Space Announces Launches With ISRO And SpaceX

Australian New Space company Fleet Space Technologies has announced that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and SpaceX will launch the first of its nanosatellites in the coming months; these nanosatellites will be the foundation for a constellation that will provide connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). Adelaide-based New …

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Australia’s Sky & Space Global Signs MOU With International Air Traffic Automation Systems

Sky and Space Global, the European-Israeli New Space satellite communications company that is registered on the Australian Stock Exchange, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Air Traffic Automation Systems (IATAS) for the use of its satellite network by the air traffic company. Sky …

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Rocket Lab Signs Agreement With Spaceflight For Three Electron Launches In 2018-2019

Rocket Lab, the U.S.-headquartered small satellite launch provider that launches its rockets from New Zealand, has just announced its partnership with satellite rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight for three satellite launches through 2018 and into 2019. The first mission, scheduled for the end of 2018, will launch a BlackSky Earth observation microsatellite …

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Italy’s SITAEL To Open Australian HQ In Adelaide

Italy’s largest private satellite manufacturer, SITAEL, is set to open its Australian headquarters on 1 July 2018 outside of Adelaide, South Australia, further cementing SA’s position as Australia’s premier New Space hub. SITAEL plans to develop satellites and payloads from 50kg up to 300kg, space missions, and a range of other space …

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UK’s Satellite Vu’s Groundbreaking Technology Recognised By ESA In The Fight Against Plastic Pollution

NewSpace company, Satellite Vu, has scooped first prize in the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Ocean x Space competition. During the 8th edition of ESA’s annual Business Applications Conference, held in Stavanger, Norway, from 22-24 May 2018, the organisation brought together companies, users, experts, entrepreneurs, and investors to foster partnerships and …

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U.S.-Singapore’s Audacy Set To Provide Constant Communications Between LEO Operators And Their Satellites Through FCC Licence

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted U.S.-Singaporean New Space company Audacy a licence for the first commercial inter-satellite relay network, and the implications of this are transformational for space communications as LEO operators, for the first time, can be in constant contact with their satellites. As satellites move …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Peter Beck of Rocket Lab

On 23 June 2018, Rocket Lab’s launch window for the ‘It’s Business Time’ mission will open. During this 14-day window, the company will launch its groundbreaking Electron rocket and will transform access to space for the small satellite market. The Electron will build up its launch frequency over the coming months …

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Indian New Space Company SatSure Analytics Inks Deal With Antrix Corporation

SatSure Analytics, the Bengaluru-headquartered New Space company that is one of the leading satellite data analytics companies in India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Antrix Corporation – the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The MoU is intended to increase the penetration of …

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Space Launch Startup Firefly Announces Launch Services Agreement With UK’s Surrey Satellite

U.S.-based New Space launch provider Firefly has announced that it has signed a Launch Services Agreement (LSA) with the UK small satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) to launch six satellites between 2020 and 2022. The announcement comes as Firefly is on course to conduct the maiden launch of …

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