Hiroshi Yamakawa assumes position as new JAXA President

As of 1 April 2018, Hiroshi Yamakawa has taken over from Naoki Okumura as the President of Japan’s space agency the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The occasion marks the completion of...

India completes Phase 1 of NavIC constellation with IRNSS1I launch

Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched IRNSS-1I into Geosynchronous orbit (GSO) using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C41 on Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 at 0404 (IST) from its Satish Dhawan...

Ariane 5 launches DSN-1/Superbird-8 & HYLAS 4

On Thursday April 5, Arianespace conducted its third launch of the year and the 98th launch of Ariane 5. The launch saw Ariane 5 orbit two geostationary communications satellites - DSN-1/Superbird-8,...

Interview: Vivian Quenet, Managing Director APAC, Arianespace

Vivian Quenet was appointed the Managing Director for Arianespace in Singapore just under two months ago. He is in charge of the development and consolidation of Arianespace’s commercial and government relations...

CNES & Kari hold 2nd France-Korea Space Forum

On 3 April 2018, the second France-Korea Space Forum was held in Paris, jointly organized by France’s space agency CNES and South Korea’s space agency the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)....

China completes in-orbit delivery of Alcomsat-1

China has completed in-orbit delivery of Algeria’s first communications satellite Alcomsat-1, announced China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), the Chinese space programme’s international commercial arm.   The ceremony was held on April 1...

HEO Robotics & UNSW partner to develop CubeSat navigation solutions

High Earth Orbit Robotics (HEO), an Sydney-based company that provides cubesat services in high earth orbit, has just teamed up with the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) at the...

LAPAN inaugurates Indonesia’s largest full-motion antenna, signs agreement with PT Telkom

LAPAN today inaugurated the S-X Band Mission Control Center antenna at LAPAN Satellite Technology Center in Bogor, West Java, according to LAPAN's press release. The inauguration was attended by Minister of Research, Technology and...

China launches three Gaofen-1 optical satellites using a Long March 4C

On 31 March 2018, at 11:22 a.m Beijing time (UTC+8), China launched three remote sensing satellites from the Gaofen-1 series using the Long March 4C, from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The launch...

China launches 7th & 8th BeiDou-3M satellites

Last night, at 1:56 am Beijing time (UTC +8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. These will be China’s 30th and 31st...