Japanese company Interstellar launches sounding rocket Momo, aborts operation mid-flight

On 30 July 2017, at 16:31 JST (Japan Standard Time), Japan’s first private launch services company Interstellar Technologies attempted to launch its first liquid-fuel sounding rocket, Momo, from its site at...

Singapore signs SG$8.4 million contract with McMurdo for Search and Rescue ground system

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a contract worth SG$8.4 million with McMurdo, a subsidiary of Resilient Positioning, Navigation and...

Taiwan’s indigenous FORMOSAT-5 arrives at Vandenberg to prepare for SpaceX launch

Taiwan’s first indigenously-developed high-resolution remote sensing satellite, FORMOSAT-5, has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. A team of Taiwanese engineers welcomed the satellite to prepare for its launch slated for...

Industrial Internet discussed at China-Russia scientific council meeting

Russia and China held the second meeting of the China-Russia Council for Science and Innovation on 20th July 2017 in Moscow, aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation. The meeting aimed at coming...

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...

Saber Astronautics wins $275k contract with the Australian Air Force

The Australian Department of Defence has awarded space engineering company Saber Astronautics an 'Innovation Contract' for the development of technology that can autonomously identify electronic threats, according to a Saber Astronautics...

AsiaSat & KBZ Gateway extend partnership in Myanmar for high speed connectivity

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and KBZ Gateway Company Limited (KBZ) have extended their partnership for KBZ’s expanding VSAT broadband services to clients across Myanmar, according to a press release...

Chinese company Hytera Communications acquires Norsat International for US$68 million

Yesterday, Hytera Communications, a provider of Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) communications solutions founded in Shenzhen, China, announced that it has acquired Canadian satellite communications company Norsat International. Norsat was acquired for approximately...

ISRO’s Astrosat, NASA’s Chandra and Hubble detect dangerous flares on Proxima Centauri

Three space observatories - the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Astrosat, NASA’s Chandra observatory and the Hubble telescope - have detected dangerous flares on Proxima Centauri, the nearest known star to...

Japan demos world’s 1st instance of quantum communication with a microsatellite

With all the hype around China’s quantum teleportation breakthrough, the world scarcely noticed that around the same time, Japan achieved a similar feat with a microsatellite. Japan’s National Institute of Information and...
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