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Kacific satellite payload to take off on SpaceX launch
Its 56 high-throughput spot beams will place capacity over selected regions in South East Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
Thales and RMIT create new standard for space communication
The joint research project will help to ensure interoperability of high accuracy satellite-based positioning services.
KT SAT successfully conducts 'world first' 5G satellite transmission
Korean satellite communications service provider KT SAT has claimed that it has successfully conducted the world’s first 5G transmission with a satellite connection.
Startup’s ‘super-map’ takes on Google Earth
The startup company is attempting to create a map that will rival Google Earth by providing near real-time global imagery from commercial satellites, aerial cameras and drones.
Aussie telco Pivotel acquires two US satellite companies
Double US acquisition pivots Aussie telco Pivotel into North America, Latin America and Europe.
New broadband telco satellite to be launched in Indonesia
Thales Alenia Space has been chosen to design and manufacture the broadband telecommunication satellite named SATRIA.
NZ Space Agency to track satellites launched from NZ
The tracking tool will have huge benefits for future commercial space activity – and for avoiding space debris.
US 'Space Fence' tracked satellite breakup debris in real time
While this was all a test run and the Space Fence is not currently operational, it does show that its surveillance is able to observe these events unfolding at different altitudes in real time.
$199m centre to boost Australia's space technologies
The Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics (SmartSat CRC) will be the cornerstone of space technologies.
O3b satellites roar into space, scaling SES’s MEO constellation
“As this launch completes our first-gen O3b system of 20 satellites, it also marks the transition into our next-generation MEO system."
Aussie company set to democratise direct-to-orbit IoT access
Adelaide-based Myriota has released a developer toolkit that has been trialled and tested by a smart waste management platform.
Hire company deepens equipment visibility with IoT
Kennards Hire has worked with Microsoft to develop an intelligent edge IoT system that will allow detailed monitoring and reporting across their assets.
Inmarsat teams up with Microsoft to deliver cloud via satellite
"Our goal is to enable customers to take advantage of connected IoT solutions no matter where they are in their journey."
Iridium completes US$3 billion satellite constellation upgrade
The upgraded Iridium constellation enables services such as the AireonSM global aircraft tracking and surveillance system and Iridium Certus, the company's new broadband service.
AWS announces pay-as-you-go satellite data download offering
Leverages a network of 12 antenna ground stations in AWS Regions around the world to download, process, store, analyse, and act upon satellite data.
AU startup hitches a ride to space with Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab and Australian IoT startup Fleet Space Technologies have signed a contract to launch two Proxima IoT satellites this month.
NZ businesses to get wider access to satellite data - no matter what the weather
“Satellite imagery, especially weather-independent synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, provides a great breadth of opportunity for scientific and commercial application in a place like New Zealand, known as the land of the long white cloud."
Pivotel’s strategic acquisition of a Kiwi mobile solutions provider
“New Zealand promises organic growth opportunities for Pivotel."
Rocket Lab deploys NZ-built and designed satellite into orbit
The Humanity Star will orbit the Earth for approximately 9 months before its orbit starts to decay and it's pulled back into Earth’s gravity.
SpaceX, rockets & a successful satellite launch brings new comm services
“Each successful launch brings us one step closer to both a technological and financial transformation."
Rocket Lab to fly Planet and Spire satellites on second test flight
“Carrying a test payload marks a significant milestone for the Electron programme, enabling Rocket Lab to gather crucial data,” says CEO Peter Beck.
SpaceX and Airbus team up launching the latest satellite technology into orbit
The EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket...
Optus Satellite & Seven Network - 31 year relationship extended another 4 years
The capacity requirements of the contract have been expanded from 18MHz to 27MHz.
Inmarsat making waves in communications with new GX satellite contract
Inmarsat has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional broadband network communications satellite to Thales Alenia Space.