February 2018

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

Japan’s mini rocket successful – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: SS 520 No. 5; Payload: TRICOM 1R; Date: 3 February 2018, 0503 UTC; Launch site: Uchinoura Space Center, Japan. The rocket about the size of a utility pole, measuring 10 meters in length and 50 centimeters in diameter, delivered its payload to its intended orbit, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018020401

PLD Space wins ESA backing for a small satellite orbital launcher – Satellite News Digest

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded the project "Study on Launch Service Making Use of a Microlauncher" to the Spanish company PLD Space. The microlauncher study, a part of the ESA’s Future Launcher Preparatory Programme, will refine the definition of the European small satellite launcher project proposed by PLD Space, named ARION 2. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2018020403