China sends ‘motivational message’ to comfort the public on Long March 5 failure

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the Chinese space programme, and the manufacturer of the Long March 5, has officially released an uplifting public message in...

Modi, Netanyahu sign space cooperation agreements between ISRO and ISA

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have signed seven agreements, four of which are space-related, during an historic meeting at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. Marking...

5 Australian space startups to watch

With a lively Newspace industry and numerous space startups, it is no wonder that Australians are currently lobbying for their government to set up its own space agency. This year, the...

ISRO Chairman inaugurates a new outreach facility at the National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad

On 26 June 2017, the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), A. S. Kiran Kumar, inaugurated a new outreach facility at the National Remote Sensing Centre’s (NRSC) Jeedimetla campus...

Geospatial conferences happening in Malaysia & Singapore in Aug, Sep 2017

Two geospatial conferences will be taking place in Putrajaya, Malaysia, and Singapore, in August and September 2017 respectively. The first, GeoSmart Asia 2017, will be held from 22-24 August 2017 in Putrajaya...

Long March 5-Y2 fails, Shijian-18 satellite lost

Yesterday, China’s heavy lift launcher, the Long March 5-Y2, failed to carry the Shijian-18 satellite into orbit. The live broadcast of the event was terminated before the separation of Shijian-18 from the...

Mysterious suprathermal protons around the moon discovered by ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently announced that its first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1, discovered populations of suprathermal protons around the moon. These particles, which are hydrogen (H) in the...

JAXA begins test firing LE-5B-3 engine for second stage of H-3 rocket

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has begun test firing LE-5B-3, the engine developed for the second stage of its new H-3 rocket slated for launch in 2020. An enhanced version of...

What’s happening on Asteroid Day 2017

30 June is Asteroid Day, which seeks to raise awareness "of the Earth’s vulnerability and the realization that asteroids hit Earth all the time", and is held each year on the...

Space debris-removal company Astroscale to launch satellite soon

Founder & CEO of space debris-removal company Astroscale, Nobu Okada, has announced that it will launch a satellite “quite soon” from Russia. The announcement took place during a press conference at...