Diwata 2 coming alive: How a satellite is deployed, located, and tested

Have you ever wondered how a satellite is tested and brought into an operational state once it has been launched and deployed? Well, wonder no more because we’ve been along to the...

JAXA launches radar satellite ASNARO-2

In its first launch of the year, Japan’s space agency JAXA launched its radar satellite ASNARO-2 using its small launcher Epsilon-3. The launch took place this morning, at 6:06 a.m. JST...

International Charter for Space & Major Disasters Activated for Cyclone Debbie

The International Charter for Space and Major Disasters has been activated for Cyclone Debbie, which hit Queensland, Australia, yesterday. According to the charter, the cyclone is a Category 4 storm bringing winds...

China launches another remote sensing satellite

On December 3 2017, China launched a remote sensing satellite - its seventh in 2 weeks. Launched using a Long march 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at around...

Russia and Indonesia to Collaborate on Indonesian Space Activities

Indonesia’s space agency, LAPAN, reported that it has begun discussions with Russia on space-related collaborations, especially in remote sensing. LAPAN announced yesterday that Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin paid a visit...

ISRO’s PSLV launches 31 satellites, including from Australia & Malaysia

Today, at 9:58 a.m. IST (GMT +5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. The mission, known as...

China’s remote sensing satellites discover 10 Roman ruins in Tunisia

Tunisia’s Ministry of Culture recently unveiled that Chinese scientists have uncovered 10 ancient Roman archaeological remains in Tunisia using China’s remote sensing satellites and related space-based technologies. These sites, located in Gafsa,...

e-GEOS wins satellite data contracts in Indonesia, Japan

e-GEOS, which distributes data from the COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation owned by the Leonardo Group and the Italian government, has just clinched two contracts for Indonesia and Japan respectively. In Indonesia, e-GEOS won...

IIT-Kanpur and University of Leicester Partner to Assess Indo-Gangetic Plain Climate

The Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) in Uttar Pradesh will partner with the University of Leicester to assess climate and greenhouse-gas emissions on the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP). Using data gathered...

China to Develop At Least 10 BeiDou Satellite Stations in Sri Lanka

China’s Wuhan Optics Valley BeiDou plans to set up at least 10 Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) in Sri Lanka, as part of its efforts to expand its BeiDou Navigation Satellite...
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