Sunday, September 23, 2018

UNSW Canberra launches 1st satellite, opens national space mission design facility

Australia’s first national space mission design facility was officially opened yesterday by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the University of New South Wales Canberra (UNSW Canberra), according to a press...

e-GEOS to supply Australian Maritime Safety Authority with satellite data for oil spills

On 7 February e-GEOS, a joint venture of Telespazio (a partnership between Thales and Leonard) and the Italian Space Agency, announced that it has won a contract to supply geo-information services...

The Australian Capital Territory and South Australia sign MoU to develop space industry

Today, the governments of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the state of South Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop the space industry in Australia. The catalyst behind...

Former ISRO Chairman U R Rao passes away at age 85

Early this morning, former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, passed away at his home in Bengaluru, Bangalore, at age 85.. He helmed ISRO from 1984...

AST Launches Real-Time Application Control for Satellite Communications

The AST Group, a provider of satellite communications services and solutions, today announced the launch of INTEGRA Control, which it claims offers "the first real-time application control for satellite communications"; and...

Capricorn Space secures licences to establish ground stations in Australia

Melbourne-based Capricorn Space, a ground segment operator and service provider founded in early 2018, has secured licences from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to establish ground infrastructure in Australia. Initial...

China launches more BeiDou-3 satellites with search and rescue capabilities

At 10:07 p.m. Beijing time (UTC+8) on September 19, China launched another pair of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites using the Long March-3B rocket, from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre – the standard launch...

NASA to contribute to 2 upcoming JAXA missions

NASA and Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have announced plans to continue collaborating on space exploration missions. In a press conference held at JAXA headquarters yesterday, the two...

China launches LKW-4 earth observation satellite

On 17 March 2018, at 3:10 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched LKW-4, the fourth satellite in a series known simply as “Land Survey Satellite”. The launch took place from Jiuquan...

SKY Perfect JSAT Invests in LeoSat for Faster-Than-Fibre Connectivity

Asia’s largest satellite operator, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), has signed an agreement with US-based LeoSat Enterprises to invest in the latter, which seeks to provide the first commercially available, extremely...
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