Indonesia’s Space Agency Shares Satellite Data with Papuan Fishermen

Indonesia’s space agency, LAPAN, has organized a sharing session with local fisherman from the province of Papua, in order to educate them on the use of satellite data for fishing. Held at...

e-GEOS to supply Australian Maritime Safety Authority with satellite data for oil spills

On 7 February e-GEOS, a joint venture of Telespazio (a partnership between Thales and Leonard) and the Italian Space Agency, announced that it has won a contract to supply geo-information services...

ISRO develops haze-removal algorithm for satellite imagery

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has just developed a new algorithm that is able to dramatically improve the quality of satellite images, such that haze can be removed from the...

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Spire Global is a prominent NewSpace company with offices in San Francisco, Boulder, Glasgow and Singapore. The company develops its own CubeSats, which it uses to collect data that it monetises. Founded...

JAXA launches modified sounding rocket SS-520 No. 5

On 3 February 2018, at 2:03 p.m. JST (GMT+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA successfully launched its SS-520 No. 5 carrying 3U CubeSat TRICOM-1R. The launch, which took place from Uchinoura Space...

China-ESA SMILE spacecraft to launch on Vega-C in 2021

Between October 10-12, scientists from China’s space programme and the European Space Agency (ESA) conducted a review of China-ESA joint mission SMILE. During the review, they confirmed that the SMILE spacecraft...

The first China-France Oceanography Satellite to be launched in 2018

A marine remote sensing satellite, the first satellite developed jointly by China and France, will be launched in the second half of 2018 with China's Long March launch vehicle, announced the...

CSIRO’s Data61 & Radiant.Earth partner to improve Earth Observation for disaster resilience

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Data61, an Australian data innovation group, will partner with non-profit organization Radiant.Earth to improve disaster resilience globally, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific...

Orbcomm to offer satellite IoT in China

Orbcomm, a US-based provide of satellite Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machin (M2M) services, has signed an agreement with Asia Pacific Navigation Telecommunications Satellite (APNTS), based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong....

Myanmar’s Cyclone Maarutha Dissipates, Claiming Three Lives

Cyclone Maarutha, which hit Myanmar on Sunday night, has dissipated, leaving a trail of flooding and destruction in its wake. According to Reliefweb, the cyclone claimed three casualties in the Irrawaddy Division...
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