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Coming Up... MilSatCom Asia Pacific Event from SMi
This event focuses on developing strategic space programs and space security.
 
An ABS First in Papua New Guinea
ABS is the first international satellite operator to incorporate a company in PNG to provide ICT services.
 
Arianespace Celebrated in Hawaii at Pacific Telecommunications Council 2017
​Warm climate and warmer compliments over Arianespace's jobs well done and high expectations in 2017.
 
Third Indonesian Satellite To Launch Next Month
The satellite is named Telkom-3 and will support voice and data services.
 
Departing the ISS — Six CubeSats
These smallsats were pushed out of the ISS via the Kibo airlock using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD)
 
Gomspace Signs On With Chinese Private Launch Firm For Satellite Push
Landspace will use their Landspace-1 rocket to put Gomspace's satellites into orbit in 2018.
 
Singapore Slings Its Seventh Satellite From the ISS
"The long-term goal of the Kyutech-NTU joint space program is to do a lunar mission using the technologies demonstrated by these two satellites."
 
Thailand's Digital Economy and Society Ministry Studies Satellite Service Industry Reform
The deputy permanent secretary of the ministry, said that the committee would then forward its final decision to the nation's Cabinet in March.
 
Gilat and Air Esurfing... Provide Broadband to China's Airlines
Gilat’s solution will enable continuous service exceeding 100Mbps and servicing many dozens of passengers per aircraft.
 
First Singaporean Satellite Takes Leave Of ISS
The satellite will conduct tests to evaluate the durability of commercial off-the-shelf microprocessors in space...
 
Japan's First Missile Defense Satellite Set For Launch
The goal of this satellite is to detect and then track missiles that are launched from North Korea...
 
China Plans to Launch an Earthquake Cognizant Satellite
This satellite may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes and is the nation's first, space-based platform for monitoring tremors.
 
JAXA's Akatsuki Probe Spots Perhaps The Largest Gravity Wave In Solar System... Ever
a Japanese space mission—that is centered around investigating Venus has made an amazing discovery.
 
NASA's Earth Observatory Reveals Cambodia's Incredibly Shrinking Forests 
Cambodia has one of the fastest rates of forest loss in the world. In broad swaths of the country
 
SMi’s 7th MilSatCom Asia Pacific in Singapore this May... Early Bird Offer Ends Soon
Just as highways are becoming more congested, so it is with space. And space in space is becoming more congested, contested and competitive,
 
Russia Admits Military Satellite Constellation...Surveillance of Enemy Vehicles and Vessels  
has one important capability that its US-A predecessor didn't: to listen in on communications sent by enemy ships and vehicles, including communications using closed channels.
 
JAXA's Failure to Launch a Tiny Satellite From a Small Rocket
“It’s very regrettable. We’d like to determine the cause” of the failure,..."
 
ISRO's Aim of 103 Satellites' Launch... Forget Setting a Record Just Maximize Capability
"We are not looking at it as a record or anything."
 
Russia Makes Progress on Destruction of Progress MS-04 Cargo Vehicle 
...the conclusion that the oxidizer tank of the third-stage engine was ripped open with an impact of fragments that emerged with the destruction of ...
 
China Shares Satellite's Shots ...First Hi-Res Earth Observation
Zhang said that compared with foreign commercial Earth observation satellites, SuperView satellites have better resolution, accuracy and coverage.