UN & China invite applications to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and China's Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have invited applications from United Nations Member States to conduct experiments on-board China's Space Station (CSS). In...

JAXA selects 2 commercial partners for ISS satellite deployment

Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has selected two companies, Space BD and Mitsui & Co., to handle commercial services relating to satellite deployment from the International Space...

Zhang Kejian appointed Administrator of China’s space agency

On 24 May 2018, the Chinese government announced the appointment of Zhang Kejian as the new Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), the nation’s space agency. Zhang has replaced...

Putin, Abe conduct live video chat with the International Space Station

On 26 May 2018, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe jointly conducted a live video call with two crew members of the International Space Station (ISS). The call...

Australia’s Space Agency leaders to hold interactive Q&A session

Troy McCann, CEO of Moonshot, will be hosting a live Q&A panel discussion with experts who have been leading the development of Australia’s new industry-focused Space Agency. On May 24 at...

Raman Research Institute & ISRO to study the early Universe

The Raman Research Institute (RRI) and ISRO Space Applications Center (SAC) have signed an MoU to work together to further the understanding of the evolution of Universe by looking for "wiggles"...

Australia’s space agency to launch on 1 July, headed by Dr Megan Clark

Following a Budget announcement last week that the Australian government will commit US$30.5 million to space, the Turnbull administration has declared that the agency will begin operations on 1 July 2018. The...

Indonesian fishing vessels rescued under UK-Indonesia satcomm partnership scheme

A number of Indonesian fishing vessels have been rescued thanks to their participation in a pilot project between the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), the UK Space Agency,...

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,...

Australia to invest AU$260 million in GPS tech

The Turnbull Government is investing in the global positioning system (GPS) technology "that will create jobs and support Australian industry", according to a press release from the office of Minister for Resources...

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