US Air Force Research Lab and Saber Astronautics sign space ops contract

According to a Saber Astronautics press release, the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate has awarded space engineering company Saber Astronautics a contract to develop new capabilities for...

LAPAN aims for experimental microsatellite constellation by 2020

Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN is planning to operate an experimental microsatellite constellation by 2020, said Head of LAPAN Prof. Dr Thomas Djamaluddin. The announcement was made at the Global Space and...

Singapore’s NUS and national defense research agency launch satellite centre

The Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the DSO National Laboratories (DSO) jointly launched the Satellite Technology and Research Centre (STAR) to develop cutting-edge capabilities in...

Gilmour Space passes first orbital engine tests, aims for suborbital launch in 2018

Gilmour Space Technologies, a rocket company based in Australia/Singapore, has just announced the success of the first of its full-scale orbital engine tests. In December, Gilmour Space conducted ground tests of its...

ESA’s 1st 2018 launch will be on China’s Long March 2D on Feb 2

The European Space Agency's (ESA) first launch of 2018 will be of the GomX-4A and GomX-4B CubeSats, which will take place from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on February 2, according...

Indonesia successfully launches two sounding rockets

Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN has successfully conducted two test flights of two of its sounding rockets, the RX 450 and RX 1220. The launches took place last week at the Space...

UNSW Canberra launches 1st satellite, opens national space mission design facility

Australia’s first national space mission design facility was officially opened yesterday by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the University of New South Wales Canberra (UNSW Canberra), according to a press...

SpooQy-1: Singapore’s experimental quantum CubeSat and its Kibo launch

On November 15, 2017, Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) signed a contract to launch a 3U CubeSat "SpooQy-1" from the "Kibo" Japanese Experiment...

PSLV to launch 6 CubeSats from South Korean universities in December

India’s most frequently-used launcher, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), will conduct its final launch of 2017 in the second half of December. Along with its main payload, Indian earth observation...

Magellan Aerospace to open a US$22 mil manufacturing facility in India

Magellan Aerospace hosted a traditional groundbreaking ceremony on 15 November for the company’s new manufacturing and assembly facility in India, with Canada’s federal minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, participating in...

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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...

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