November 2018

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

India launches HysIS, 30 piggyback satellites – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: PSLV-C43 (‘Core Alone’); Payload: HysIS, 30 secondary payloads; Date: 29 November 2018, 0427 UTC; Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, India. During the 112-minute-long mission,the rocket first delivered HysIS into a polar sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 630 km 17 minutes and 27 seconds after the launch.

Telesat claims its LEO system is superior – Satellite News Digest

Telesat said that an independent technical study, led by members of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has concluded that the design of Telesat’s global LEO constellation is far more efficient compared to those of OneWeb and SpaceX.

Telesat’s LEO system to support DARPA’s Blackjack programme – Satellite News Digest

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to Telesat under which Telesat will undertake investigations that could lead to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) making greater use of commercial low Earth orbit satellite constellations, such as Telesat’s LEO system, for DoD’s future space-based communications.