China to Develop At Least 10 BeiDou Satellite Stations in Sri Lanka

China’s Wuhan Optics Valley BeiDou plans to set up at least 10 Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) in Sri Lanka, as part of its efforts to expand its BeiDou Navigation Satellite...

Philippine Microsatellite Diwata-1’s First Year in Space

The first Philippines-made microsatellite, Diwata-1, has now been orbiting Earth for one year, having been launched on March 23 2016. Diwata-1, named after the Tagalog word for “deity” or “spirit” derived from...

China Grants Egypt US$71m to Further Egypt’s SATII Satellite Programme

China and Egypt have signed a deal in which China will grant Egypt US$71 million to conduct feasibility studies for the next stage of the Egyptian satellite project, SATII, as well...

JAXA Launches Mitsubishi’s H-2A Carrying Japanese Military Satellite

At approximately 9.20 a.m. today, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its Mitsubishi H-2A rocket from the Tanegashima launchpad, carrying a Japanese military satellite, IGS Radar-5 into orbit. The launch, which...

Thailand, Singapore Announce New Missions at the 3rd Space Environment and Kibo Utilization Workshop

JAXA has just released an overview of its activities in February, in its monthly press release which outlines the previous month’s activities. This month’s release gave an overview of the 3rd Space...

UNOSAT To Help With Capacity Building for Bhutan’s Satellite Imagery Analysis

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), has offered to help with capacity building for Bhutan’s satellite imagery analysis, based on reports by Bhutanese Prime...

Indonesia’s Space Agency, LAPAN, Collaborates with TU Berlin to Improve Rocket Technology

From 23-24 February 2017, members Indonesia’s Space Agency, LAPAN, worked with a team from the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) to share know-how on how to improve the country’s experimental...

India’s Lost Lunar Probe, Chandrayaan-1, Found After 7 Years by NASA Radar

Chandrayaan-1, the first lunar probe launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2008, has been found after having lost contact with Earth on 29 August 2009. Yesterday, NASA announced that...

Using Satellite Data to Track Volcanic Emissions

A team led by researchers from Michigan State University has published a study on volcanic sulfur dioxide emissions, based on satellite data provided by NASA’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory. The data...

Airbus To Expand SpaceDataHighway Network Coverage to the Asia-Pacific Region by 2020

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it will expand its SpaceDataHighway data transmission service to reach Asia-Pacific by the year 2020. This will be achieved by adding a third communications node,...
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