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ISRO’s satellite budgets & plans, India’s Space Bill

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) budget and plans, as well an official...

Australian Space Agency to be based in Adelaide, South Australia

Today, the Australian government announced that the newly-established Australian Space Agency will be based in Adelaide, South Australia, where the International Astronautical Congress 2017 (IAC 2017) was held. At present, the Australian...

The Chang’e 4 mission: Launch, payload, and landing zone

On 7 December 2018, the Chang’e 4 mission was launched on board a Longmarch 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. Its destination? The far side of the Moon. As...

Axelspace’s $22.8m funding, 2 upcoming launches & new partnerships

Axelspace, a Japanese space startup developing its own Earth imaging satellites, has raised 2.58 billion JPY (US$22.8 mlllion) in its Series B funding round. The funds will be used to develop...

Gilat to provide disaster management platform to Japan

Japan’s Local Authorities Satellite Communications Organization (LASCOM), which manages the nation’s satellite communications during disasters, has selected Gilat to provide a disaster response platform for the whole of Japan. Gilat’s role in...

Interview: Singapore/UK Infinite Orbits on satellite life extension & tracking space objects

Infinite Orbits is a Singapore/UK-based in-space satellite servicing company. Founded in early 2017, the company is focusing on life extension and bring into use services for Geostationary Communication Satellite (GEO COMS)...

Japan’s new H3 rocket to go commercial in 2022 with Inmarsat launch

Japan’s new H3 launch vehicle, which is currently under development, will make its first commercial flight in 2022, with Inmarsat as its first customer. The H3 rocket, which is being developed by...

Thales Alenia Space signs contracts for South Korea’s military radar constellation

Yesterday, Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed contracts to provide components and technological know-how for four radar satellites to be developed for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development (ADD),...

Why spaceplanes are not flying

Despite over 80 attempts taking place over seventy years, a true spaceplane has never been flown. No clear answer has emerged thus far why this concept is so elusive in its...

Arianespace launches India’s GSAT-11 and South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

On Tuesday, 4 December, Arianespace launched GSAT-11 for India’s space agency ISRO, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for South Korea’s space agency KARI, successfully deploying both satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). The launch took...