Sunday, September 23, 2018

Second docking exercise of Tianzhou-1 and Tiangong-2 successfully completed

At 1455 on June 19, the second docking exercise of Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space station was successfully completed. Tianzhou-1 was first tested at 0937 on the same day for orbital...

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...

All about ISRO’s GSLV Mk III’s cryogenic upper stage engine

On, 5 June 2017 at 5.28pm Indian Standard Time, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) heaviest launch vehicle to date made its maiden developmental launch, carrying the 3136 kg GSAT-19 satellite...

China conducts first successful trial of Pump Pendulum propulsion engine

China’s first pump pendulum propulsion engine developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) was successfully tested during an initial trial at Xi’an, which made China the second country capable...

Indonesia’s Space Agency LAPAN to Cooperate with Jakarta’s Local Government on Development

LAPAN will cooperate with the Provincial Government of Jakarta City on aeronautics and science and technology to support development projects. The draft of agreement with both parties was signed by the Head of LAPAN,...

Singapore Space Firm To Send Experiment to the International Space Station

Singapore-based space startup Bhattacharya Space Enterprises (BSE) announced that it has facilitated the deployment of Singapore’s first high school experiment to the International Space Station (ISS). Come 1st June 2017, a...

Release of “TianYing”: China’s first four channel GNSS broadband RF Chip

China’s first four-channel Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) broadband radio frequency (RF) chip “TianYing” was released on 23 May 2017. It is an improved continuation of the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)...

Indonesia and China to Strengthen Cooperation, Build Launch Site

Yesterday, Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN announced the completion of bilateral meetings with China. Among the topics discussed was the building of a launch site in Indonesia that would cater to the...

China and Pakistan Sign Agreement to build the “Beihang BeiDou Silk Road Institute”

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Pakistan National University of Science and Technology brought forth a new chapter of collaboration between China and Pakistan with the signing of the “BeiDou Silk...

Asteroid Impact Threat Exercise Currently Being Conducted in Planetary Defense Conference in Tokyo

During the 2017 International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Planetary Defense Conference currently going on in Tokyo, US-based firm The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) will lead an asteroid impact threat exercise. Headed by Dr....
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