Thales Alenia Space signs contracts for South Korea’s military radar constellation

Yesterday, Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed contracts to provide components and technological know-how for four radar satellites to be developed for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development (ADD),...

Swedish Space Corp opens new ground station in Thailand

On November 23, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) officially opened a multi-mission ground station in Sri Racha, Thailand, at the Space Krenovation Park (SKP), a science park developed by Thailand’s space...

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO to invest US$11.7m in space tech research

Today, Australia’s national science agency CSIRO announced it will be investing US$25.6 million (AU$35m) in space technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), of which US$11.7m (AU$16m) will go to space technology. The new...

China launches BeiDou-3 satellites, completing basic global GNSS constellation

Early this morning, at 2:07 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched the final two BeiDou-3M satellites needed to provide basic Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) services on a global scale. The launch...

China’s LEO satcom constellation to be operational by 2022, 1st satellite to launch soon

At the 18th Zhuhai Airshow, China revealed that its planned Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications constellation, known as Hongyan, will begin operations in 2022. To do this, China will launch...

The technology behind India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle

India’s space agency ISRO is a premier player in the launch of nano/micro satellite market space. According to SpaceWorks Commercial’s 2018 Small Satellite Report, ISRO’s workhorse PSLV vehicle launched more than...

Bhutan to begin using GSAT-9 services end-November

Bhutan has announced that its ground station infrastructure development work is nearly complete, and that it is on track to begin using GSAT-9 (aka South Asia Satellite) by the end of...

Japan announces APAC regional business idea competition

Japan’s National Space Policy Secretariat (NSPS), which is part of the Cabinet Office, will be organizing a space business idea competition in 2019, open to individuals and entrepreneurs in Asia-Pacific (APAC),...

Mars simulators in China & around the world

This October, the Chinese Academy of Sciences opened the doors to its very own Mars analogue simulator in the Gobi Desert. The Chinese Mars environment simulator was announced last month along with...

Interview: Dr. Philippe Brunet, Director for Copernicus, on the programme’s Asia angle

Last month, the European Commission organized a workshop to present Copernicus, the European Union Earth Observation programme, in Singapore. In conjunction with the event, SpaceTech Asia spoke to Dr Philippe Brunet,...
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