ISRO Chairman inaugurates a new outreach facility at the National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad

On 26 June 2017, the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), A. S. Kiran Kumar, inaugurated a new outreach facility at the National Remote Sensing Centre’s (NRSC) Jeedimetla campus...

What’s happening on Asteroid Day 2017

30 June is Asteroid Day, which seeks to raise awareness "of the Earth’s vulnerability and the realization that asteroids hit Earth all the time", and is held each year on the...

Indonesia’s space policy as outlined in the National Space Law of 2013

For a fledgling space programme such as Indonesia’s, which has not progressed beyond developing experimental rockets, the nation seems to have taken a great interest in space law and policy. Led...

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...

Kazakhstan & India establish Joint Working Group to cooperate on space systems

Kazinform International News Agency reports that after a meeting held in the Bengaluru office of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Kazakhstan and India have decided to start a joint working...

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 and Pakistan Sign Agreement to build the “Beihang BeiDou Silk Road Institute”

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Pakistan National University of Science and Technology brought forth a new chapter of collaboration between China and Pakistan with the signing of the “BeiDou Silk...

Heads of JAXA and ESA Announce Strengthening of Ties

During European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jan Woerner’s first visit to Japan on 15-16 May 2017, he met with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) President Dr Naoki Okumura to discuss...

‘March for Science’ in Asia-Pacific, 22 April 2017

In conjunction with Earth Day, 22 April, individuals championing science took to the streets to protest against alleged 'anti-science policies' and to 'defend scientific integrity'. The marches are stipulated to continue...

India Launches a New Portal, Giving Citizens Access to Maps

The Survey of India (SoI), a government organization in charge of mapping and surveying the nation, has launched its Nakshe web portal, which allows Indian citizens to download maps from its...
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