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ESA-JAXA Mercury mission BepiColombo successfully launched on Ariane 5

The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo joint mission to Mercury has been launched on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT on 20 October on its mission. Signals from the spacecraft,...

Updates from Hayabusa2 and its MASCOT lander

Previously we reported on how the asteroid sample-return spacecraft Hayabusa2 was finally within range of its target to get a slightly-less blurred look of the surface features. In this article, we’re going to...

ISRO to build green Visitors’ Complex at Sriharikota launch site

India’s space agency ISRO is planning to build a Visitors’ Complex at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, where all the orbital launches for India are conducted. The agency is...

Malaysian amateur group to launch reusable suborbital rocket Q1 2019

Kedah Rocketry Group, an amateur rocketry group based in the state of Kedah in Northwest Malaysia, announced yesterday that it will launch Boleh 3 (B3), an indigenous reusable suborbital rocket, in...

China tests booster parachute system during BeiDou launch

At 12:23 p.m. Beijing time (UTC+8) today, China launched a pair of BeiDou navigation satellites - the 15th and 16th from the new generation BeiDou-3M series, and the 39th and 40th BeiDou...

ISRO successfully tests engine for Chandrayaan-2, opens new center

The E6 engine (the fifth hardware of CE-20 integrated engine) was successfully hot tested for 25 seconds at High Altitude Test facility, ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri on October 11, 2018....

Astroscale’s ELSA-d satellite to launch via Glavkosmos in 2020

Astroscale, the space debris removal startup, has contracted with Glavkosmos/GK Launch Services to launch its pioneering ELSA-d (End of Life Services by Astroscale -demonstration) mission on a Soyuz-2 cluster mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome...

Rocket Lab unveils new high-volume production facility in New Zealand

Rocket Lab has expanded its global footprint with the unveiling of a new production facility that 'rethinks the way orbital rockets are built', according to its press release. The new 7,500 sq/m...

KSAT partners with Japanese artificial meteor shower company ALE

Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT), a Norway-based ground station operator, has signed an agreement with Japan-based space entertainment company ALE, which is planning to create meteor showers on demand using microsatellites. Under...

How should the Satcom industry deal with AI, IoT & Space Debris?

At Satellite Technology Asia held in Singapore from 9-10 October, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) made an announcement – IRG has now rebranded (and reoriented) itself as the Satcoms Innovation...