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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Reading The Tea Leaves – What Can We Learn About The Chinese Space Industry From CCAF 2018?

Editor’s Note: SpaceWatch.Global is proud to welcome Blaine Curcio and Tianyi Lan as guest columnists on China’s commercial and New Space scene. Today we publish their first monthly column.  By Blaine Curcio and Tianyi Lan The China Commercial Aerospace Forum (CCAF) 2018, held in Wuhan in late September, was significant for …

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Australian New Space: Sky And Space Global Signs Latin American Distribution Deal With GlobalSat

Australian narrowband satellite communications New Space company, Sky and Space Global, has signed a distribution agreement with Latin American mobile satellite services (MSS) provider GlobalSat Group LLC to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) coverage in South America. “We are pleased to have finally secured a definitive supply …

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Arctic Space: Shetland Space Centre And Faroese Telecom Join Forces For Satellite Broadband

Shetland Space Centre (SSC) has joined forces with telecom experts in the neighbouring Faroe Islands, forming a unique international partnership to drive forward space industry developments in the two island groups and beyond. Faroese Telecom, which provides Shetland and Orkney with access to high speed fibre broadband through its SHEFA …

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China’s New Space Race: Chengdu GuoXing Aerospace Technology To Launch Third AI-Powered Satellite In December 2018

Chinese New Space company Chengdu GuoXing Aerospace Technology Co. Ltd., also known as ADA Space, is building satellites powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI); the company has already launched two and is preparing for a third launch in early December 2018. The Chengdu GuoXing Aerospace Technology Co. Ltd., which is supported …

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PLD Space’s MIURA-1 Rocket To Launch From Spain’s INTA El Arenosillo Experimentation Centre In 2019

MIURA-1, the suborbital rocket developed by PLD Space, will be launched from “El Arenosillo” Experimentation Center (CEDEA), of the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA), Spain’s national space agency, during the third quarter of 2019. This technological demonstrator, whose development began in 2011, is designed to provide scientific and commercial …

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Luxembourg’s Kleos Space Partners With UK’s IMSL To Channel Data To Clients

Kleos Space S.A. reports the signing of a commercial agreement with UK headquartered Intelligence Management Support Services Ltd (IMSL) for them to purchase Kleos Scouting Mission Data as a Service and to integrate and sell the Kleos data with related analytics services to government and industry customers around the world. …

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Australia’s/Singapore’s Gilmour Space To Use RUAG Space’s FlexLine Carbon Composite Materials

Australia’s leading rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has signed a long-term collaboration and supply agreement with global launch industry supplier, RUAG Space. The memorandum of agreement, the first of its kind in Australia, explores the use of RUAG Space’s new range of FlexLine carbon composite products in Gilmour Space’s proprietary …

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China’s New Space Race: Space Industry Value Chain Worth $16 Bn, Euroconsult Report

According to Euroconsult’s latest report, China Space Industry 2018, the China space value chain had an estimated size of more than U.S.$16 billion in 2017, with the downstream market accounting for just over 85%. Satellite Navigation, one of the key satellite applications in China, was the main revenue generator in …

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China’s New Space Race: LandSpace Technology Launch Company Gets $43 Million In Series B Funding

Chinese New Space satellite launch company LandSpace Technology announced on 20 November 2018 that it has received 300 million Yuan (U.S.$43 million) in a just-completed Series B funding round, according to Chinese news platform Weixin. The U.S.$43 million funding round was led by Huachuang Capital along with Zhongyi Investment, Xidian …

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