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Japan's Government to Enhance Measures for Satellite Malfunctions
They will be required to consider such criteria as satellites’ resistance to collisions with space debris,
 
Strikers Still Stopping Progress of Launch of Arianespace's Flight VA236
​The evolution of the situation does not permit the restart of operations for the Ariane 5 launch scheduled for today...
 
The ISRO's South Asian Satellite's New Participant is Bangladesh
India will launch the satellite shortly...
 
EgyptSat Takes $64 Million from China for an EO Satellite... China's Ulterior Motive? 
a part of a US$7 billion Chinese grant to develop infrastructure along the Suez Canal Economic Zone as part of Beijing’s One Belt One Road...
 
SpeedCast Opens a Shop in Papua New Guinea ... Familiar Territory
SpeedCast has acquisitions of Pactel International in 2013 and Oceanic Broadband in 2014.
 
Rocket Lab Raises $75 Million in Funding... Ready to Revolutionize Satellite Launches
Rocket Lab has received to date $148 million, with the company now valued in excess of $1 billion (USD). 
 
Ongoing Launch Blockage — The Strike (A "Social Movement") Continues the Delay of an Arianespace Mission
The strike continues to hold up SGDC and KORESAT-7 departure...
 
Pressure Mounts on Australian Government to Launch Space Agency
South Australia has a long history in the space industry, which started when the Woomera Test Range was established in 1947 about 450km north of Adelaide.
 
Eurovision Gains C-Band Capacity on the AsiaSat 5 Satellite
The C-band transponders will be used for occasional live sports and news transmissions in the APAC region.
 
Rural Villages in Afghanistan Gain Connectivity Via SpeedCast and Wasel Telecom
SpeedCast and Wasel Telecom collaborated on a bid for an upcoming project for the Afghan government.
 
ScopeTel Joins the NorthTelecom Family
This agreement with ScopeTel further strengthens NorthTelecom's position in the APAC market.
 
China Strives to Imitate SpaceX...  Recover and Reuse Launch Rockets
China is developing a system to recover parts of rockets used in space launches to bring down costs and make its space program ...
 
Japan's New Satellite to Keep an Eye on North Korea
The Radar 5 unit was carried into space on Japan’s mainstay H-IIA rocket from a launch site in the country’s southwest.
 
Cheers! to USAF On Its 70th Anniversary and Launch of WGS-9 Satellite
... Wideband constellation as it is a major milestone in a 20-year partnership with Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
 
Arianespace Doubles Up For Brazil and South Korea's Heavy-Lift Launch  
The go-ahead was delivered at the completion of today’s Launch Readiness Review
 
EUMETSAT and CNSA Agree... Expand Monitoring from Space    
The cooperation encompasses data exchange, scientific cooperation and coordination of respective observation systems in the context of ...
 
SpeedCast's Unprecedented Connectivity to Cruise Ships ... New Larger Ships Drive Consumption
The highest consuming ships are using multiple terabytes of data per month
 
SpeedCast Helping Out With Christmas Island Connectivity
SpeedCast was notified one week ago and rapidly initiated discussions with partners and the Australian Government to meet the needs of islanders.
 
SI Imaging Services KOMPSAT Data Now Also Available From LAND INFO
With this agreement, LAND INFO will expand its offering of value-added feature extraction and classification to include the use of KOMPSAT imagery.
 
Arianespace Flight VA236 Payload Integration Underway for Ariane 5—SGDC and KORESAT-7 Settling In...
Both satellites for Flight VA236 were built by Thales Alenia Space, with the mission’s total payload lift performance set at 10,289 kg. to geostationary transfer orbit.