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mu Space Corp confirms satellite mission aboard New Glenn

mu Space Corp today confirmed at the Satellite 2018 event that they will launch a geostationary satellite aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn orbital rocket. The launch window starts in late 2020. Commenting...

China launches another three Yaogan-30 satellites

On 26 December 2017, at 3:44 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched three remote sensing satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. During the launch, China’s Long March 2C rocket successfully placed...

India approves US$1.574 billion funding for ISRO’s 30 PSLV & 10 GSLV flights

India's Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme (Phase 6) and funding of thirty PSLV operational flights under the Programme,...

China successfully launches Huiyan Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope

China had successfully launched its Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) “Huiyan” (“Insight”) with the Long March 4-B Carrier Rocket at 1500 on June 15 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The...

Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-1 launch postponed to March 2018

Bangladesh’s first telecommunications satellite Bangabandhu-1, will likely be launched in March 2018 by SpaceX’s Falcon 9, from Cape Canaveral. This is 3 months later than planned, the original launch date being...

Japanese space firms Axelspace and Weathernews will launch WNISAT-1R aboard Soyuz on 14 July...

WNISAT 1R (Weather News Inc. Satellite 1R), a microsatellite built by Axelspace and operated by Weathernews, will be launched on a Soyuz 2.1A on 14 July, and has already reached the...

ISRO launch vehicle budgets and revenues

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the budget and revenues of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) launch vehicles. Budget...

China’s Tianzhou-1: Its Mission, Experiments and Significance

On 20 April 2017, China’s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 was launched and made its way to China’s spacelab, Tiangong-2. Two days later, on 22 April, at about 4.00 UTC, Tianzhou-1 docked...

ESA’s 1st 2018 launch will be on China’s Long March 2D on Feb 2

The European Space Agency's (ESA) first launch of 2018 will be of the GomX-4A and GomX-4B CubeSats, which will take place from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on February 2, according...

Rocket Lab’s Electron successfully reaches orbit on 2nd launch attempt

Today, at 14:43 NZDT (GMT+13), Rocket Lab successfully reached orbit with the second test flight of its Electron orbital launch vehicle Still Testing. The two-stage liquid fuel rocket, which has a...

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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...

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