Indonesia’s Space Agency Shares Satellite Data with Papuan Fishermen

Indonesia’s space agency, LAPAN, has organized a sharing session with local fisherman from the province of Papua, in order to educate them on the use of satellite data for fishing. Held at...

International Charter for Space & Major Disasters Activated for Cyclone Debbie

The International Charter for Space and Major Disasters has been activated for Cyclone Debbie, which hit Queensland, Australia, yesterday. According to the charter, the cyclone is a Category 4 storm bringing winds...

Philippine Microsatellite Diwata-1’s First Year in Space

The first Philippines-made microsatellite, Diwata-1, has now been orbiting Earth for one year, having been launched on March 23 2016. Diwata-1, named after the Tagalog word for “deity” or “spirit” derived from...

China Publishes Research Paper Containing Details of Mars Exploration Mission

SciEngine, a platform which publishes Chinese scientific journals, has made public a paper outlining China’s Mars mission. Written by researchers from the China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing, and the Institute of...

ISRO To Build Two Wind-Tunnels at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has commissioned the building of a Hypersonic Wind Tunnel and Shock Tunnel at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvanathapuram. The two tunnels, which will enable...

ISRO Sends Two Research Teams to Antarctica to Monitor Climate Change

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has sent two research teams as part of the 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (36-ISEA), which aims to monitor climate change. Conducted annually, the Indian...

China Grants Egypt US$71m to Further Egypt’s SATII Satellite Programme

China and Egypt have signed a deal in which China will grant Egypt US$71 million to conduct feasibility studies for the next stage of the Egyptian satellite project, SATII, as well...

JAXA Launches Mitsubishi’s H-2A Carrying Japanese Military Satellite

At approximately 9.20 a.m. today, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its Mitsubishi H-2A rocket from the Tanegashima launchpad, carrying a Japanese military satellite, IGS Radar-5 into orbit. The launch, which...

Thailand, Singapore Announce New Missions at the 3rd Space Environment and Kibo Utilization Workshop

JAXA has just released an overview of its activities in February, in its monthly press release which outlines the previous month’s activities. This month’s release gave an overview of the 3rd Space...

TeamIndus Selects Lab2Moon Challenge Winners to Develop Payloads for its Rover

TeamIndus, India’s entry for the Google Lunar XPrize, has selected two youth teams to develop payloads for its lunar rover currently being developed. The youth teams chosen are the winning entry Team...

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