Animals in space: The unlikely space pioneers

Today marks the 57th anniversary when Ham became the first chimpanzee in space. I want to take this opportunity to look back at the involvement of animals in the space industry....

Google Lunar XPRIZE extends deadline, offers $4.75 million in additional rewards

Google Lunar XPRIZE, in which five international teams are currently competing to land a spacecraft on the moon, has extended its deadline from end-2017 to 31 March 2018. Also, in addition to...

Indian lab discovers large exoplanet around a Sun-like star

The scientific team, led by Prof Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, have found a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet (mass of about 27 Earth Mass and size of...

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...

UN & China invite applications to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and China's Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have invited applications from United Nations Member States to conduct experiments on-board China's Space Station (CSS). In...

ISRO visits Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN to discuss Chandrayaan-2

On 26 April 2018, delegates from India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), visited Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN at its Satellite Centre in Bogor, West Java. The purpose of...

China to design a reusable winged spacecraft

Yesterday, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) announced that it will be working with Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute, which designs military aircraft, to develop a new reusable spacecraft for...

China and the UK begin on-orbit telescope assembly project

On 24 October 2017, China and the UK launched the The Ultra-Large Aperture On-Orbit Assembly Project, which will work towards on-orbit assembly of a jointly-developed space telescope. Led by the China's Changchun...

Australia kicks off 3rd Off Earth Mining Forum

Today, The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) kicked off its 3rd Off Earth Mining Forum (OEMF), hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney from 19-20 September. First...

Russia & China to cooperate on Moon exploration, ISS experiments, and other space-related activities

According to Russian news agency TASS, Russia and China have finalized a cooperation agreement to extend their partnership in space-related activities. Under the agreement, Russian space contractor Glavcosmos will work with...
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