Sunday, September 23, 2018

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...

Stephen Hawking’s plans for reaching Alpha Centauri

On Sunday, one of China’s largest Internet companies Tencent held its annual WE Summit in Beijing. This year the conference opened with a video address by Stephen Hawking, who has become...

JAXA co-develops sensing system to monitor space contamination

JAXA and Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd have codeveloped a new sensing system to monitor outgases emitted from components and materials of spacecraft. Known as Twin QCM, the system is new, world-first...

China successfully launches Huiyan Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope

China had successfully launched its Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) “Huiyan” (“Insight”) with the Long March 4-B Carrier Rocket at 1500 on June 15 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The...

China to launch at least 6 scientific spacecraft by 2021

China has just announced that it will launch a slew of space science missions, targeting the years 2020/21. The announcement was made yesterday at the first China Aerospace Conference, which was held...

Australian Satellite Comms Company Myriota to invest $2.72 million in IoT Lab

Myriota’s investment of $1.36 million, which will be matched by a grant from the South Australian State Government’s Future Jobs Fund, will allow the company to integrate its ultra-low-cost satellite IoT...

Gilmour Space achieves 70kN of thrust in single-port hybrid engine test

The G-70 orbital-class rocket engine, developed by Gilmour Space Technologies, has successfully achieved 70,000 Newtons (15,700 pounds-force) of thrust in what could be the world’s largest successful test fire of a single-port...

Dr Megan Clark details the priorities of the Australian Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency began operations on 1 July 2018, and has since been busy mapping the future of Australia’s space industry. At the Space Industry Association of Australia’s (SIAA's) Fourth Annual...

5 Australian space startups to watch

With a lively Newspace industry and numerous space startups, it is no wonder that Australians are currently lobbying for their government to set up its own space agency. This year, the...

7 unlikely ISRO spinoff technologies

Like most national space programmes, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed many indigenous technologies that have either been directly transferred to industry, or that have been adapted for non-space...
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