New JAXA President discusses BHUTAN-1 with Bhutan’s PM

In his first bilateral meeting, the new President of Japan's space agency JAXA, Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa, met with Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay on 11 April to discuss cooperation in...

JAXA and CNES Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Martian Moons Exploration

A few days ago, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it had signed an Implementing Arrangement with France's Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) to share technical expertise during the R&D...

Russia and Indonesia to Collaborate on Indonesian Space Activities

Indonesia’s space agency, LAPAN, reported that it has begun discussions with Russia on space-related collaborations, especially in remote sensing. LAPAN announced yesterday that Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin paid a visit...

South Korea to complete rocket engine tests for KSLV-II

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), which is South Korea’s space agency, has announced that it is currently conducting final engine tests for its upcoming launch vehicle, the Korea Space Launch...

Airbus Bizlab to open centre in Kerala, India

Last Saturday, startup accelerator Airbus Bizlab signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of the Indian state of Kerala, to help establish an aerospace-focused innovation centre in Thiruvananthapuram. Under the...

Japan’s Space BD announces partnerships with ISIS, Nanoracks

Space BD, a Japan-based space business development startup, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dutch company Innovative Solutions In Space (ISIS), to be the distributor of ISIS'...

Two ISRO space technologies to be used in India’s vehicles

Two technologies developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be used in India’s automobile and transportation sectors to improve efficiency and contribute to the country’s development. The first is a...

Australian National University launches InSpace to bridge industry and academia

On 23 October, the Australian National University (ANU) launched its new institute Insitute for Space (InSpace), which will bring together technology, science and law research to advance Australia's space industry. ANU Vice...

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...

Dubai Future Foundation to offer US$540,000 worth of international research grants

Following on SpaceTech Asia’s latest feature article, Space Startups and Funding, we’re happy to share that the Dubai Future Foundation has just launched the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Space Challenge, which...
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