Sunday, September 23, 2018

Cubesats from Malaysia, Bhutan & the Philippines on SpaceX’s Dragon launch

Today, at 5.42 a.m. UTC, SpaceX launched its 15th Cargo Resupply Mission (CRS) to the International Space Station (ISS), with the Falcon 9 lofting the Dragon cargo spacecraft into orbit. Along with...

Australia, Singapore teams clinch ActInSpace prizes

At the 3rd edition of the global space hackathon ActInSpace, held during the Toulouse Space Show, teams representing Australia and Singapore were among those that received prizes at the awards ceremony...

ISRO to transfer 100+ technologies, including lithium-ion battery, to industry

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the nation’s space agency, has just released a list of over a hundred technologies to be transferred to the private sector. Among the items is ISRO’s...

Indian lab discovers large exoplanet around a Sun-like star

The scientific team, led by Prof Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, have found a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet (mass of about 27 Earth Mass and size of...

Singapore, Australia student experiments being run on ISS

Two teams of students from Singapore and Australia, aged 16-22, designed research experiments that blasted off from the National Aeronautics and Administration (NASA) Mid-Atlantic Spaceport, on 21 May. The experiments, which test...

UN & China invite applications to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and China's Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have invited applications from United Nations Member States to conduct experiments on-board China's Space Station (CSS). In...

Raman Research Institute & ISRO to study the early Universe

The Raman Research Institute (RRI) and ISRO Space Applications Center (SAC) have signed an MoU to work together to further the understanding of the evolution of Universe by looking for "wiggles"...

Kenya’s first satellite deployed from JAXA’s ISS module

On 11 May 2018, the first ever Kenyan was deployed into space from Japan’s space agency JAXA’s module on International Space Station (ISS). The satellite, known as 1KUNS-PF, is a 1U Cubesat...

Australia’s Parkes telescope helps in search for extraterrestrial life

Breakthrough Listen, a part of Breakthrough Initiatives, has officially commenced a survey of millions of stars located in the plane of the Milky Way, using the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ("Parkes")...

China completes design of graphene composite film for light propulsion

China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), the rocket development arm of the Chinese space programme, revealed that it has designed a graphene composite film suitable for use in light-propelled spacecraft. This...
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