JAXA announces launch schedule for Michibiki-4

Only slightly more than a week since the launch of Michibiki-3, Japan’s space agency JAXA has announced the launch schedule for Michibiki-4. According to JAXA, Michibiki-4, the fourth satellite in the Michibiki...

Russia to launch 2 South Korean satellites in 2019, 2020

Glavkosmos, Russia's launch service provider, has just announced that it will launch 2 South Korean CAS500-series satellites in 2019 and 2020. After a tender bid held early this year, Glavkomos signed two...

Upcoming launches related to Asia-Pacific (Aug-Sept 2017)

24 August 2017: Falcon 9 Full Thrust/Formosat 5 (Taiwan) Launch vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust, manufactured by SpaceX Payload: Formosat 5 (Taiwanese Earth Observation Satellite) Launch date: 24 August 2017 Launch time: 18:50-19:34 GMT Location: Vandenberg...

Japan successfully launches Michibiki 3 satellite for navigation constellation

After delays on August 11 and 12, after which the launch was scrubbed and postponed, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) finally launched its Michibiki 3 satellite on August 19, at...

ISRO’s new navigation satellite arrives at launch site

On August 11 2017, the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) newest satellite, the IRNSS-1H, was flagged off to the launch site at Sriharikota, from its home at the ISRO Satellite Center...

JAXA scrubs Michibiki 3 launch due to problem with propulsion

Japan’s space agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has scrubbed the launch of its Michibiki 3 satellite. Originally planned for August 11, the launch was postponed to August 12 at approximately 2p.m....

China to tap into NewSpace with Long March 11 rocket

Today, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the Chinese space programme, announced that it will provide commercial launch services using its Long March 11 rocket. Long...

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...

Electron failed to reach orbit due to ground equipment issue, says Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab, a launch services provider based in New Zealand and the U.S., has just released a statement reporting that the launch of its first rocket, Electron, failed to reach orbit...

AsiaSat 9 will be launched on 28 September by a Proton-M

AsiaSat, one of Asia’s largest satellite operators, has announced that it will launch AsiaSat 9 via a Proton-M on 28 September 2017 at Baikonur. AsiaSat 9 will be the 10th satellite launched...
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