GK Launch Services, which provides Soyuz launch transportation services in Russia, is reported to offer ride-sharing opportunities in line with the lunar exploration mission scheduled for launch in October 2021. GK Launch Services was established in April 2017 to promote commercial launch services, approach international markets and strengthen Russia’s position… Read More »GK Launch Services in Russia offers rideshare to the moon among the other satellite industry news
Kuiper constellation receives FCC approval Amazon received approval from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the operation of 3,236 low-orbit communication satellite constellation. At the same time, it announced that it would invest $10 billion in Kuiper. According to the FCC, Amazon must launch at least 50% of its constellation satellites by… Read More »Project Kuiper receives FCC approval and other satellite industry news
U.S. accused Russia of conducting satellite weapons test On July 23, the U.S. Space Forces issued a statement accusing Russia of testing satellite weapons in outer space on July 15. At issue is the Russian satellite “Cosmos 2543”. The Aircraft is believed to have released some new object in orbit… Read More »Satellite industry news (28th July)
Failed IST rocket launch On July 19, Interstellar Technologies (IST), which aims to provide launch transportation services, tried to launch the observation rocket “Neji no Rocket”, but could not confirm the temperature rise of the igniter of the main engine and stopped. This launch was originally scheduled for July 18th,… Read More »SATELLITE INDUSTRY NEWS (23rd JULY)
Amazon makes a full-scale entry into the space business Amazon, which has long been interested in the space business, announced on June 30 that it will open a new division dedicated to the space business, Aerospace and Satellite Solutions. The company announced a service called AWS Ground Station in 2018.… Read More »Satellite industry weekly news (8th July)
China successfully launches all satellites that make up its own satellite positioning system On June 23, China Aerospace Exploration Group (CASC) announced that it launched a positioning satellite, Beidou (BD3 GEO-3), into geosynchronous orbit with a long-distance 3B rocket. With this launch, all the satellites that make up the Beidou… Read More »China completes its own satellite positioning system and other satellite industry news
New African satellite data platform, Norwegian military use of nanosatellites and US defense support for small rocket companies.
US Department of Defense announces support for six small rocket companies The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced a joint launch agreement with six small rocket companies following a plan to rescue domestic industries affected by the new coronavirus. Specifically, it is a contract that orders two government payloads… Read More »New African satellite data platform, Norwegian military use of nanosatellites and US defense support for small rocket companies.
Astroscale enters the geostationary orbit service market Astroscale Holdings Co., Ltd., which is engaged in space debris removal, announced the acquisition of the intellectual property and other assets of Effective Space Solutions R&D Ltd, an Israeli satellite life-extension and servicing company. With this agreement, Astroscale will expand its business domain… Read More »Commercial space debris removal, China’s space station and ownership of space resources
Russia’s Sputnix expands its sales channel in partnership with Mitsui & Co. On May 25, Russia announced that Russia’s Sputnix and Mitsui Bussan Moscow, a subsidiary of the Mitsui Bussan Group, have signed a memorandum of understanding. Founded in 2011, Sputnix builds and provides satellite components and platforms. This agreement… Read More »Russia’s Sputnix expands its sales channel in partnership with Mitsui & Co.
Marubeni forms alliance with Phase Four, which develops small satellite propulsion engines. Space Four, a space venture that develops and manufactures thrusters for small satellites, has entered into a financial agreement with Marubeni and has signed an exclusive distributor / sales contract in Japan for a small thruster named “Maxwell”. … Read More »Marubeni enters cooperation with satellite propulsion engine manufacturer