Sunday, September 23, 2018

Japanese space firms Axelspace and Weathernews will launch WNISAT-1R aboard Soyuz on 14 July...

WNISAT 1R (Weather News Inc. Satellite 1R), a microsatellite built by Axelspace and operated by Weathernews, will be launched on a Soyuz 2.1A on 14 July, and has already reached the...

ISRO successfully launches 31 satellites on PSLV-C38

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), has successfully launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2E satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 243 kg at lift-off...

Indonesia’s Space Agency LAPAN to Cooperate with Jakarta’s Local Government on Development

LAPAN will cooperate with the Provincial Government of Jakarta City on aeronautics and science and technology to support development projects. The draft of agreement with both parties was signed by the Head of LAPAN,...

India’s National Remote Sensing Centre Releases Upgraded Disaster Management Portal

India’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), an arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has released its National Database for Emergency Management (NDEM), Version 3.0. Commissioned by the Ministry of Home...

Data from Fengyun-4 Used for the First Time to Track Dust Storms

The northern parts of China have seen the most serious dust storm of the year. On the morning of 4 May, Fengyun-4 (FY-4) meteorological satellite monitored the movement of the dust storm and...

New ISRO App Calculates Solar Energy Potential Using Satellite Data

Solar energy industry professionals can now use the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) new Android app, Solar Calculator, to help with decision-making in numerous applications. The new app enables users to calculate...

ISRO Releases Updated Data from Satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released updated satellite data from two of its satellites, Scatsat-1 and RISAT-1, on 24 April 2017 and 18 April 2017 respectively. Data sets from...

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...

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...

India Launches a New Portal, Giving Citizens Access to Maps

The Survey of India (SoI), a government organization in charge of mapping and surveying the nation, has launched its Nakshe web portal, which allows Indian citizens to download maps from its...
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