11 July 2018
Telecommunication company Sky and Space Global is a step closer towards securing additional launch capabilities for its full constellation of around 200 “nano-satellites”, which are expected to be blasted into space by 2020. In a market update this week, Sky and Space said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese launch services provider China Great Wall Industry Corporation to explore the provision of nano-satellite launch services. Sky and Space will move into formal negotiations for a launch contract once China Great Wall’s launch capabilities are assessed to be capable of meeting the company’s technical and operational launch requirements. Both companies will also explore other collaborative opportunities to leverage and expand Sky and Space’s nano-satellite offering in Greater China.
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