New JAXA President discusses BHUTAN-1 with Bhutan’s PM

In his first bilateral meeting, the new President of Japan's space agency JAXA, Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa, met with Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay on 11 April to discuss cooperation in...

Indonesia and China to Strengthen Cooperation, Build Launch Site

Yesterday, Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN announced the completion of bilateral meetings with China. Among the topics discussed was the building of a launch site in Indonesia that would cater to the...

China & Pakistan sign deal on new communications satellite PakSat-MM1

Last Thursday, China and Pakistan signed an agreement for a gapfiller satellite which will be the future PakSat Multi-Mission Satellite (PakSat-MM1). Under the agreement, China will develop PakSat-MMI, and most probably provide...

CNES & Kari hold 2nd France-Korea Space Forum

On 3 April 2018, the second France-Korea Space Forum was held in Paris, jointly organized by France’s space agency CNES and South Korea’s space agency the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)....

ISRO wastes no time in fixing atomic clock issues

After three atomic clock failures on its IRNSS-1A satellite, rendering the satellite inadequate, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has taken steps to remedy the situation. IRNSS-1A is the first of ISRO’s...

China launches 7th & 8th BeiDou-3M satellites

Last night, at 1:56 am Beijing time (UTC +8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. These will be China’s 30th and 31st...

The Australian Capital Territory and South Australia sign MoU to develop space industry

Today, the governments of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the state of South Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop the space industry in Australia. The catalyst behind...

LAPAN & Telkom Indonesia to finalize Technology Transfer agreement

Indonesia's space agency LAPAN is in the process of finalizing a technology transfer agreement with P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), the large telecommunications company in the country. Under the agreement, Telkom will...

Dubai Future Foundation to offer US$540,000 worth of international research grants

Following on SpaceTech Asia’s latest feature article, Space Startups and Funding, we’re happy to share that the Dubai Future Foundation has just launched the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Space Challenge, which...

ISRO visits Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN to discuss Chandrayaan-2

On 26 April 2018, delegates from India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), visited Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN at its Satellite Centre in Bogor, West Java. The purpose of...

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