India’s Prime Minister announces manned space mission by 2022

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Independence Day speech today, announced that the country is set on flying its first manned space mission by 2022. This comes in light of recent...

An overview of Japan’s space activities

Let us go back a decade, to 2008. The Summer Olympic Games were held in Beijing, the iPhone 3G had been introduced by Apple, and it was also the International Year...

Airbus signs agreement with Vietnam, shares details of Thailand’s THEOS-2

Airbus and Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) have recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) that allows them to work together on several areas of interest in the space...

ISRO discloses 2015-2018 revenues and expenditures

On 25 July 2018, Dr Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Department of Space, disclosed the revenues and expenditures of India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research...

The role of intellectual property in space

Over the past decade there has been a transition from government to private enterprise conducting space-related activities. Several companies, such as Blue Origin, have publicly announced plans to establish a permanent human...

CSST, Planet partner to spur economic growth in New Zealand

Today, New Zealand’s Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) and Earth imaging company Planet Labs announced a partnership to help drive regional economic growth by distributing Planet’s daily, global Earth observation...

ISRO awards contracts for satellite assembly, integration & testing to 3 industry players

On 18 July 2018, the U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), formerly known as the ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), signed a pact with private industry players in India for the Assembly,...

The way forward for ISRO’s launch vehicles

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched their heaviest launch vehicle to date, GSLV MK III, in June last year and are in preparation for launching the second and last of the...

Dr Megan Clark details the priorities of the Australian Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency began operations on 1 July 2018, and has since been busy mapping the future of Australia’s space industry. At the Space Industry Association of Australia’s (SIAA's) Fourth Annual...

Australian govt awards AU$1.235m defence contract to Saber Astronautics

Australia’s Department of Defence has awarded space engineering company Saber Astronautics a Phase II Defence Innovation Hub contract to advance the capability in detecting degraded electronic signals, according to the company's...
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