Japanese space robot startup GITAI selected for 1st Google Demo Day Asia

GITAI, a Japan-based startup developing a humanoid robot for use in space, has been selected as one of the 10 finalists qualified to pitch at Google Demo Day Asia. An initiative allowing...

The Sungazers: Asian solar missions

On August 12th, NASA launched their Parker Solar Probe on a Delta V from Cape Canaveral. The 1.5 billion USD probe, which is designed to examine the outer corona of our...

Why Titan is the best place for Humans in the Solar System beyond Earth

While almost everyone has their eyes set on Mars as the next destination for Humans in space, the truth is that we should probably not send people there (read why here)....

India’s second tryst with our Moon: Chandrayaan-2

An Indian spacecraft’s second tryst with earth’s only natural satellite in the form of the Chandrayaan-2 mission has been ongoing for some time now. What started as a joint mission with...

China completes first tests of space station’s propulsion system

On 14 August, China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA), announced it has completed the first round of tests for the propulsion system of its space station, expected to...

Chang’e-4 relay satellite operating smoothly, lunar rover to launch in December

Based on the operational success of its relay satellite launched on May 21 this year, China has confirmed that the Chang’e-4 lunar rover will be launch in December as scheduled. The announcement...

India’s Prime Minister announces manned space mission by 2022

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Independence Day speech today, announced that the country is set on flying its first manned space mission by 2022. This comes in light of recent...

The role of intellectual property in space

Over the past decade there has been a transition from government to private enterprise conducting space-related activities. Several companies, such as Blue Origin, have publicly announced plans to establish a permanent human...

Japan-Europe Mercury mission BepiColombo to launch on October 19

Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has announced the BepiColombo mission to the planet Mercury will be launched on October 19 from French Guiana, at 22:45 local time. The...

Updates on GLXP teams from Israel, India and Japan

Former Google Lunar X-Prize team SpaceIL have announced a launch and landing date via social media and other outlets. If all goes to plan, then Israel will be the fourth country...
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Updates from Hayabusa2 and its MASCOT lander

Previously we reported on how the asteroid sample-return spacecraft Hayabusa2 was finally within range of its target to get a slightly-less blurred look of the surface...

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