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...

China launches BeiDou-3 satellites, says 40 million BeiDou chips have been sold

On 25 August, at 7:52 am Beijing time (UTC+8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s GNSS constellation. These will be the country’s 35th and 36th...

ISRO successfully tests engine for Chandrayaan-2, opens new center

The E6 engine (the fifth hardware of CE-20 integrated engine) was successfully hot tested for 25 seconds at High Altitude Test facility, ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri on October 11, 2018....

South Korea to complete rocket engine tests for KSLV-II

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), which is South Korea’s space agency, has announced that it is currently conducting final engine tests for its upcoming launch vehicle, the Korea Space Launch...

Former ISRO Chairman U R Rao passes away at age 85

Early this morning, former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, passed away at his home in Bengaluru, Bangalore, at age 85.. He helmed ISRO from 1984...

ISRO launch vehicle budgets and revenues

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the budget and revenues of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) launch vehicles. Budget...

LAPAN requests budget of US$61 million for 2018 development programme

Indonesia's space agency LAPAN has requested a budget of 827,075,267,000 IDR (approximately US$61 million), for its aeronautical and space technology development programme, as well as for administrative support. The US$61 million will...

Indonesia reiterates its position on the fair use of geostationary orbits at the UN...

The 60th Session of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) took place from 7-16 June 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The Republic of Indonesia delegation consisting of...

Making the Case for India’s National Space Policy: A Dialogue

In a recent panel discussion held by the Observer Research Foundation, experts from various sectors got together to discuss India’s need for a national space policy. With representatives from government, law, academia,...

LeoLabs to build space radar in New Zealand to track debris

LeoLabs, Inc., a US-based provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services, has announced a broad-based agreement to build its next LeoLabs Space Radar in New...
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