Sunday, September 23, 2018

Indonesia aims to launch an indigenous orbital rocket by 2040

Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN has announced its aim to launch an indigenous orbital rocket by 2040, with the ability to insert a 1-tonne satellite into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The announcement was...

India’s 19 upcoming missions, and ISRO’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)

India will conduct 19 missions from now till March, according to K Sivan, Chairman of India’s space agency ISRO. These will include the launch of India’s lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, which has been...

China launches BeiDou-3 satellites, says 40 million BeiDou chips have been sold

On 25 August, at 7:52 am Beijing time (UTC+8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s GNSS constellation. These will be the country’s 35th and 36th...

China completes first tests of space station’s propulsion system

On 14 August, China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA), announced it has completed the first round of tests for the propulsion system of its space station, expected to...

Chang’e-4 relay satellite operating smoothly, lunar rover to launch in December

Based on the operational success of its relay satellite launched on May 21 this year, China has confirmed that the Chang’e-4 lunar rover will be launch in December as scheduled. The announcement...

India’s Prime Minister announces manned space mission by 2022

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Independence Day speech today, announced that the country is set on flying its first manned space mission by 2022. This comes in light of recent...

Rocket Lab & Dubai-based Circle Aerospace sign deal for 10 launches

US/New Zealand launch provider Rocket Lab and new Dubai-based launch brokerage firm Circle Aerospace have signed an agreement for ten dedicated launches aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket. The first launch is...

Addvalue partners with Open Cosmos, reports growth in profits

Singapore-listed Addvalue Technologies, a satellite communications service provider, has just announced a partnership with space mission provider Open Cosmos to provide continuous communication and “data-burst as-a-service” to constellation-based remote sensing and...

Chinese rocket company OneSpace raises US$43.6m in Series B

OneSpace, a China-based rocket company developing small satellite launch vehicles, completed its Series B round on 12 August, which raised a total of US$43.6 million (300 million RMB). The round was led...

Singapore’s NUS conducts suborbital graphene tests for space R&D

On 30 June 2018, the Centre for Advanced Two-Dimensional Materials (CA2DM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) tested the properties of graphene in a space environment, in order to provide...
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