UK and Singapore to collaborate on quantum CubeSat

The governments of Singapore and the UK have announced a £10 million initiative (US$13.03m) to build and fly a satellite quantum key distribution (QKD) test bed. Through this collaboration, Singapore and...

Australian space agency details to be released on May 8

On 8 May 2018, the Australian government will unveil its Budget 2018-19, which will contain details of its new space agency. Next week's Budget release will confirm announcements that the space agency...

The Philippine microsat program & satellite control centre

Last week we wrote about how CubeSats from Philippines, Bhutan and Malaysia were launched to the ISS on the Falcon 9 CRS-15 mission, as part of the BIRDS-2 project. This is...

Japan launches reconnaissance satellite IGS-Radar 6

Yesterday at 13:20 JST (GMT+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA successfully launched IGS-Radar 6, a reconnaissance satellite that will add to its Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) series. The launch took place at Tanegashima...

Satellite connectivity a key focus for Indonesia in 2019

On January 4, Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) announced its four key focus areas for the year 2019, with satellite connectivity being one of them. According to Minister Rudiantara,...

Indonesia Reiterates Importance of Space Regulation at UN Meeting

Indonesia has reiterated the importance of space regulation at the 56th session of the Legal Subcommittee meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (LSC-UNCOPUOS), which...

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...

Hiroshi Yamakawa assumes position as new JAXA President

As of 1 April 2018, Hiroshi Yamakawa has taken over from Naoki Okumura as the President of Japan’s space agency the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The occasion marks the completion of...

Japan-based Weathernews & Laos government sign MoU for meteorological data exchange

Weathernews Inc., a Japan-based company that operates weather satellites, has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment of...

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....
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