Space durians and blood: Thailand’s payload in detail

Late last month, we reported on the launch of a 6kg payload from Thailand, on board the suborbital Blue Origin New Shepard. New Shepard flies to altitudes of 100 km providing...

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...

CSST, Planet partner to spur economic growth in New Zealand

Today, New Zealand’s Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) and Earth imaging company Planet Labs announced a partnership to help drive regional economic growth by distributing Planet’s daily, global Earth observation...

Japan’s WERU Investment, Airbus Ventures lead LeoLabs’ $13 million Series A

LeoLabs, a California-based Space Situational Awareness (SSA) startup, has just closed a US$13 million Series A financing round led by Japanese Venture Capital (VC) firm WERU Investment and Airbus Ventures. Other...

Gilmour Space appoints ex-NASA veterans to advisory board

Rocket startup Gilmour Space Technologies today announced, in a press release, the appointment of two space veterans to its advisory board as it prepares to enter the global small launch market...

Australian govt awards AU$1.235m defence contract to Saber Astronautics

Australia’s Department of Defence has awarded space engineering company Saber Astronautics a Phase II Defence Innovation Hub contract to advance the capability in detecting degraded electronic signals, according to the company's...

Blue Origin’s New Shepard carries first payload from Asia with Mission 9

Blue Origin today successfully launched the New Shepard space vehicle's Mission 9, carrying payloads from private companies, universities and space agencies. A statement by the company indicated that the mission was a success for...

Updates on GLXP teams from Israel, India and Japan

Former Google Lunar X-Prize team SpaceIL have announced a launch and landing date via social media and other outlets. If all goes to plan, then Israel will be the fourth country...

Trapped Thai boys rescued; tech companies aid in efforts

“Wild Boars is finally going home!” That was mu Space Corp CEO and founder James Yenbamroong’s reaction as he witnessed the final mission to rescue the remaining four teenage players of the...

Jingwei China invests in newspace firm i-Space’s Series A round

Jingwei China (Matrix Partners China) has led the Series A financing round of i-Space (Beijing Star Glory Space Technology Co., Ltd.), a newspace firm headquartered in Beijing, according to the firm's...
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Updates from Hayabusa2 and its MASCOT lander

Previously we reported on how the asteroid sample-return spacecraft Hayabusa2 was finally within range of its target to get a slightly-less blurred look of the surface...

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