Thai area startup mu Space will launch its first geostationary satellite with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, the corporations introduced these days on the International Astronautical Congress in Australia. Mu Space, based by means of Northrop Grumman Corporation alum James Yenbamroong, will launch its first geostationary satellite with a goal date of 2021, with the purpose of serving to supply space-based satellite broadband, broadcast, cellular and satellite products and services to Thailand.
Blue Origin, the Amazon billionaire’s rocket corporate, intends to construct New Glenn to deliver orbital payloads to area, with a reusable platform that may doubtlessly be flown a couple of occasions like rival SpaceX’s Falcon nine launch craft. New Glenn is anticipated to make its first check launches earlier than 2020, after which transfer directly to serving shoppers.
mu Space is concerned about satellite tech and communications within the near-term, however it additionally desires to in the end be offering area transportation and tourism for the Asia-Pacific area. It’s additionally the primary Asian launch buyer to paintings with Blue Origin.