mu Space Corp today confirmed at the Satellite 2018 conference that they will launch a geostationary satellite aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn orbital rocket. The launch window starts in late 2020.
Commenting on the
announcement, mu Space CEO James Yenbamroong says, “mu Space is
opening a new era for satellite communications and space technology
for Thailand and the Asia-Pacific region.”
In 2016, Blue Origin
announced publicly the plan to build New Glenn, its orbital launch
vehicle that will carry people and payloads to low-Earth orbit
destinations and beyond. Named after the first American astronaut to
orbit the Earth, John Glenn, the launch vehicle is designed to be
reusable which enables lower cost access to space for Blue Origin’s
are excited to launch mu Space’s first satellite. They will be our
first GTO (geostationary transfer orbit) satellite aboard New Glenn,”
says Bob Smith, Blue Origin’s CEO.
“mu Space shares Blue
Origin’s vision of opening up space access for all and improve
quality of life on Earth,” James said. “To do that, we have to go
beyond Earth’s gravity towards the next frontier that humanity
dreamed of – a purposeful mission that will change our lives.”
mu Space is working to
support the growing demand for smart homes and smart cars, and
development of smart cities in Asia-Pacific, and plans to scale up
globally. The company aims to use space technology to accelerate the
development and adoption of useful smart applications.