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China completes first tests of space station’s propulsion system

On 14 August, China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA), announced it has completed the first round of tests for the propulsion system of its space station, expected to...

Chang’e-4 relay satellite operating smoothly, lunar rover to launch in December

Based on the operational success of its relay satellite launched on May 21 this year, China has confirmed that the Chang’e-4 lunar rover will be launch in December as scheduled. The announcement...

India’s Prime Minister announces manned space mission by 2022

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Independence Day speech today, announced that the country is set on flying its first manned space mission by 2022. This comes in light of recent...

CubeSats from Malaysia, Bhutan & the Philippines deployed from the ISS

On 10 August 2018, Japan’s space agency JAXA deployed three CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS), using the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD). These Cubesats belong to Malaysia, Bhutan and...

An overview of Japan’s space activities

Let us go back a decade, to 2008. The Summer Olympic Games were held in Beijing, the iPhone 3G had been introduced by Apple, and it was also the International Year...

Rocket Lab & Dubai-based Circle Aerospace sign deal for 10 launches

US/New Zealand launch provider Rocket Lab and new Dubai-based launch brokerage firm Circle Aerospace have signed an agreement for ten dedicated launches aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket. The first launch is...

Addvalue partners with Open Cosmos, reports growth in profits

Singapore-listed Addvalue Technologies, a satellite communications service provider, has just announced a partnership with space mission provider Open Cosmos to provide continuous communication and “data-burst as-a-service” to constellation-based remote sensing and...

Chinese rocket company OneSpace raises US$43.6m in Series B

OneSpace, a China-based rocket company developing small satellite launch vehicles, completed its Series B round on 12 August, which raised a total of US$43.6 million (300 million RMB). The round was led...

Dispose or extend? What to do with dead satellites?

China is developing a space-tug which will be used in orbit to assist with the safe disposal of satellites after their fuel has run out, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua. The...

Singapore’s NUS conducts suborbital graphene tests for space R&D

On 30 June 2018, the Centre for Advanced Two-Dimensional Materials (CA2DM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) tested the properties of graphene in a space environment, in order to provide...