India completes Phase 1 of NavIC constellation with IRNSS1I launch

Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched IRNSS-1I into Geosynchronous orbit (GSO) using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C41 on Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 at 0404 (IST) from its Satish Dhawan...

India’s 19 upcoming missions, and ISRO’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)

India will conduct 19 missions from now till March, according to K Sivan, Chairman of India’s space agency ISRO. These will include the launch of India’s lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, which has been...

Russia & China to cooperate on Moon exploration, ISS experiments, and other space-related activities

According to Russian news agency TASS, Russia and China have finalized a cooperation agreement to extend their partnership in space-related activities. Under the agreement, Russian space contractor Glavcosmos will work with...

Bhutan to begin using GSAT-9 services end-November

Bhutan has announced that its ground station infrastructure development work is nearly complete, and that it is on track to begin using GSAT-9 (aka South Asia Satellite) by the end of...

Australia to invest AU$260 million in GPS tech

The Turnbull Government is investing in the global positioning system (GPS) technology "that will create jobs and support Australian industry", according to a press release from the office of Minister for Resources...

Rocket Lab launches 13 CubeSats for NASA

On Sunday, December 16, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off at 06:33 UTC (19:33 NZDT) from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. This was Rocket...

JAXA launches its first startup-built satellite RAPIS-1 & 6 other satellites

“RAPIS-1” (RAPid Innovative payload demonstration Satellite 1), a small satellite commissioned by Japan's space agency JAXA and designed and operated by newspace startup Axelspace was successfully launched from the Uchinoura Space...

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...

NASA, JAXA sign joint statement of cooperation on space exploration

On 24 January 2018, Japan's space agency JAXA and NASA signed a joint statement affirming their continued interest in cooperation on space exploration, as a product of the Japan-U.S. Summit held...

China completes in-orbit delivery of Alcomsat-1

China has completed in-orbit delivery of Algeria’s first communications satellite Alcomsat-1, announced China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), the Chinese space programme’s international commercial arm.   The ceremony was held on April 1...
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