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Double success for Arianespace

An Ariane 5 rocket successfully orbited two satellites at 18.50pm local time on June 22nd from the French Guiana spaceport. MEASAT-3d for the Malaysian operator and GSAT-24 for India’s Space Research Organisation were the rocket’s two passengers in what was the first Ariane launch this year. “Mission VA257 will improve broadband coverage in the Asia-Pacific […]

June 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Measat-3d and India’s GSAT-24 satellites readied

Measat’s latest satellite, its 3d ‘triple payload’ with Ku, Ka, C-band and even L-band on board, is due to launch on June 22nd. Also on board the Arianespace rocket will be India’s GSAT-24. The Arianespace launch, from Kourou in French Guiana, will be the first of the year. Arianespace’s Mission VA257 will help improve the […]

April 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

India ramps up rocket launch capability

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is identifying its programme of tasks to be carried out in 2022 and what steps can be taken to increase the number of satellite launches and its manufacturing. According to Sreedhara Somanath, Chairman of ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space, new rockets coming on stream during this year include three […]

March 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb abandons Russian launch

London-based broadband satellite operator OneWeb has abandoned its planned Russian launch of 36 extra craft for its mega-constellation. The decision was taken at a OneWeb board meeting held in London. The launch should have taken place from Baikonur in a Russian-controlled portion of Kazakhstan on March 4th. But Russian space agency Roscosmos had demanded that […]

March 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas faces Canadian appeal against award

The ongoing legal process between Devas Multimedia and India’s State Research Organisation (ISRO) has suffered something of a set-back in a Canadian court. Devas Multimedia has won numerous actions against ISRO and its commercial arm Antrix in its claim for $1.2 billion already awarded by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and confirmed by the […]

February 22, 2022

Devas hits back at Indian government

The long-running suite of legal problems that surround the 2005 failed deal between India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its Antrix commercial arm show no sign of abating. Devas Multimedia, which signed a capacity deal with ISRO’s Antrix division, and despite having allegations of fraud set against Devas and certain ISRO employees, has now issued […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas will continue to collect India’s overseas assets

Last week Devas Multimedia was ordered by India’s Supreme Court to be wound up. Devas is, however, determined to use the positive backing of various non-Indian courts and tribunals to be justified in pursuing its $1.2 billion (€1.06bn) compensation claim against Antrix, the former subsidiary of India Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Matthew McGill, a partner […]

January 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas vs Antrix: India acts

The long-running and hugely expensive legal action between Devas Multimedia and the Antrix commercial arm of the Indian State Research Organisation (ISRO) has seen a ruling from India’s Supreme Court. The Court threw out the case brought by Devas. The Court’s ruling said: “We find all the grounds of attack to the concurrent orders of […]

January 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Devas wins arbitration award against ISRO

Devas Multimedia, in its very long-running dispute with India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its commercial arm Antrix, has won approval on January 3rd to target assets held in Virginia and to enforce a previous arbitration award. ISRO was described in court as attempting a “brazen” plot hatched at its HQ in New Delhi to […]

January 5, 2022

India to launch 4 foreign satellites

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has won six contracts to launch four foreign commercial satellites. The orders – which came via ISRO’s commercial arm, New Space India – are worth about €132 million in fees for ISRO according to India’s space minister Jitendra Singh. Singh told parliamentarians that from 1999 to date, a total of […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester