May 2019

News on key developments at SupremeSAT, and general news on the Space and Satellite industry from across the web

LandSpace tests methane rocket engine – Satellite News Digest

LandSpace, a private startup in Beijing, announced that its TQ-12 methane rocket engine successfully underwent a 20-second trial run at the company’s test facility in Huzhou, Zhejiang province. It is the world’s third high-performance methane engine after SpaceX’s Raptor and Blue Origin’s BE-4. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019052002

Very High Throughput Satellite ready to pump heat – Satellite News Digest

Thales Alenia Space has delivered the first Spacebus Neo payload module structure, including the first ever Mechanically Pumped Loop (MPL) to be mounted on a telecommunication satellite designed for 15 years of in-orbit service. It will be flown on the SES-17 satellite that is due to start service operations in 2021. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019051601