ISRO’s PSLV launches 31 satellites, including from Australia & Malaysia

Today, at 9:58 a.m. IST (GMT +5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. The mission, known as...

South Korea successfully test launches KSLV-II rocket

Today, at approximately 4:05 p.m. South Korea time (GMT+9), the nation’s space agency, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) successfully test-launched the first stage of its orbital rocket KSLV-II (Korea Satellite Launch...

Gilmour Space, RUAG Space sign supply agreement

Gilmour Space Technologies has signed a long-term collaboration and supply agreement with global launch industry supplier, RUAG Space, according to a press release. The agreement, the first of its kind in Australia,...

Diwata 2 coming alive: How a satellite is deployed, located, and tested

Have you ever wondered how a satellite is tested and brought into an operational state once it has been launched and deployed? Well, wonder no more because we’ve been along to the...

Black Sky Aerospace conducts Australia’s first commercial rocket launch

Earlier today, Queensland-based Black Sky Aerospace (BSA) conducted Australia’s first ever launch carrying commercial payloads, from the nation’s only suborbital launch site in Goondiwindi, Queensland. Today’s was a suborbital launch, with BSA’s...

Airbus Bizlab to open centre in Kerala, India

Last Saturday, startup accelerator Airbus Bizlab signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of the Indian state of Kerala, to help establish an aerospace-focused innovation centre in Thiruvananthapuram. Under the...

Goonhilly joins 67-member consortium to back Australia’s SmartSat CRC initiative

UK-based company Goonhilly Earth Station has joined Airbus, BAE, Harris, Thales, and others, in forming a consortium to back Australia’s proposed SmartSat CRC (Co-operative Research Centre) that now totals 68 members. SmartSat...

Laser coms manufacturer Mynaric to open Shanghai office

Mynaric, a laser communication products manufacturer headquartered in Germany, will open an office in Shanghai, China, ‘as a consequence of the high demand for its products and the rapidly-expanding Asian aerospace...

Taking stock of major trends in the satellite industry

This year, many worried that pressure from rival connections would be the cause of much change in the satellite industry, leading to a palpable sense of uncertainty. Although the so-called demise...

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO to invest US$11.7m in space tech research

Today, Australia’s national science agency CSIRO announced it will be investing US$25.6 million (AU$35m) in space technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), of which US$11.7m (AU$16m) will go to space technology. The new...