JAXA’s clear-air turbulence detection system to be tested in Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 2018

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s onboard clear-air turbulence detection system will be tested for commercial use under Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program in 2018. Developed in 2012 through JAXA’s SafeAvio project, the system uses...

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...

Japan demos world’s 1st instance of quantum communication with a microsatellite

With all the hype around China’s quantum teleportation breakthrough, the world scarcely noticed that around the same time, Japan achieved a similar feat with a microsatellite. Japan’s National Institute of Information and...

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...

Chinese scientists publish paper on ground-to-satellite quantum teleportation

A team of Chinese scientists has just published a paper demonstrating how they successfully teleported a photon from a ground station at Ngari, Tibet, to Micius, one of China’s Low Earth...

2nd batch of Chinese researchers to live in Yuegong-1 for a world record of...

Four more Chinese researchers, Liu Guanghui, Yi Zhihao, Chu Zhengpei and Wang Wei, have voluntarily entered China’s moon-simulation lab, known as Yuegong-1 or the Lunar Palace, and will remain confined there...

BIRDS CubeSats from 5 Countries have successfully been deployed from Japan’s Kibo module at...

On July 7, 2017, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30p.m. JST (Japan Standard Time), five CubeSats springing from an international collaboration between universities were successfully deployed from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)...

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...

Mysterious suprathermal protons around the moon discovered by ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently announced that its first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1, discovered populations of suprathermal protons around the moon. These particles, which are hydrogen (H) in the...

JAXA begins test firing LE-5B-3 engine for second stage of H-3 rocket

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has begun test firing LE-5B-3, the engine developed for the second stage of its new H-3 rocket slated for launch in 2020. An enhanced version of...
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