ISRO smallsat Microsat-TD to launch in early February with Cartosat-2F

India's space agency ISRO will launch Microsat-TD, a small earth observation satellite, in its first launch of 2018 in early February on a PSLV-XL launch vehicle. The launch of Microsat-TD has...

China-ESA SMILE spacecraft to launch on Vega-C in 2021

Between October 10-12, scientists from China’s space programme and the European Space Agency (ESA) conducted a review of China-ESA joint mission SMILE. During the review, they confirmed that the SMILE spacecraft...

China launches another remote sensing satellite

On December 3 2017, China launched a remote sensing satellite - its seventh in 2 weeks. Launched using a Long march 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at around...

India launches Cartosat-2F and 30 other satellites

Today, at 9.29 a.m IST (+5:30 GMT), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Cartosat-2F satellite, along with 30 other co-passenger satellites, in its first launch of 2018. The launch took place at...

Malaysian amateur group to launch reusable suborbital rocket Q1 2019

Kedah Rocketry Group, an amateur rocketry group based in the state of Kedah in Northwest Malaysia, announced yesterday that it will launch Boleh 3 (B3), an indigenous reusable suborbital rocket, in...

Axelspace’s first sat for Earth Observation constellation successfully orbited

On December 27th 2018 at 11:07 JST (02:07 UTC), the microsatellite GRUS, developed by Japanese startup Axelspace Corporation, was successfully orbited. The launch took place from Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome using the...

Japan Unveils Second Michibiki Satellite to be Launched Late 2017

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has unveiled its second Michibiki satellite, which will be launched along with two other satellites from the Michibiki family later this year. The Michibiki satellites, also known...

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’s new H3 rocket to go commercial in 2022 with Inmarsat launch

Japan’s new H3 launch vehicle, which is currently under development, will make its first commercial flight in 2022, with Inmarsat as its first customer. The H3 rocket, which is being developed by...

Japan launches SHIKISAI & TSUBAME satellites

On 23 December 2017, at 10:26 a.m. JST (1:26 a.m. UTC), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched two satellites , Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and the Super Low...
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