China launches first Hongyan LEO comms satellite

Today, at 7:51 a.m. Beijing time, China successfully launched the first demonstration satellite of the proposed Hongyan Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications constellation. The satellite was orbited using the Long March...

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...

Thailand selects Airbus for Theos-2 satellite, total budget $238 million

The Thai government has announced it has selected Airbus to manufacture Theos-2, an earth observation satellite that will replace Theos (also known as Thaichote), the country’s first earth observation satellite launched...

‘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...

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...

The European Commission and India agree to share Earth Observation data

On 19 March, the European Commission and India’s Department of Space (DoS) signed an agreement to share Earth Observation (EO) from the European Union’s (EU) Sentinel series of satellites and ISRO’s...

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...

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...

Malaysian govt & defense agencies to use Hughes JUPITER system

Hughes Network Systems today announced that it has been selected by Mutiara Smart Sdn Bhd to deploy the JUPITER System and bring enterprise-grade, managed network services to Malaysian government and defense...

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...
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