Event Roundup: The Inaugural SG[ASEAN] Workshop 2018

On 31 January 2018, Singapore hosted the first ever Space Generation (SG) Workshop, held at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Engineering Design and Innovation Centre (E2A). The event was...

Interview: Spire Global

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...

SpooQy-1: Singapore’s experimental quantum CubeSat and its Kibo launch

On November 15, 2017, Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) signed a contract to launch a 3U CubeSat "SpooQy-1" from the "Kibo" Japanese Experiment...

ISRO’s activities in 2017 and plans for the near future

India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has announced an upcoming launch in December 2017. This is likely to be ISRO’s last launch of the year, and will feature...

Stephen Hawking’s plans for reaching Alpha Centauri

On Sunday, one of China’s largest Internet companies Tencent held its annual WE Summit in Beijing. This year the conference opened with a video address by Stephen Hawking, who has become...

Space saving measures: Addressing the debris problem

Earlier this month, the Space Security Index (SSI) 2017, an international research project headed by Canadian NGO Project Ploughshares, was released. This is the 14th edition of the annual, covering the period...

China’s upcoming missions according to its 5-Year Plan & Space White Paper

The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Party Congress ended last Tuesday, presenting China with new political leadership, and a new political theory known as the 'Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with...

The hunt for Lunar lava tubes — 1960s to today

Last week, Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) detected what may possibly be an intact 50km lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the Moon. If true, this...

Space observatories from Asia

This week, the scientific importance of both earth-based and space-based observatories was demonstrated when instruments all over the world detected the merger of binary neutron stars. This ground-breaking discovery, which marked...

What is Quantum Key Distribution and why does it matter?

Over the past few months, with the success of China’s Micius satellite and Japan’s Socrates microsatellite, it seems satellite-based quantum key distribution (QKD) will soon be a reality. But what exactly...

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Interview: Independence-X, Malaysia’s NewSpace pioneer

Independence-X Aerospace is a company of industry professionals and academics based out of Technology Park Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur with the aim of transforming...

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