Space saving measures: Addressing the debris problem

Earlier this month, the Space Security Index (SSI) 2017, an international research project headed by Canadian NGO Project Ploughshares, was released. This is the 14th edition of the annual, covering the period...

mu Space Corp signs deal to lease teleport services from CAT Telecom

Thai satellite operator mu Space Corp revealed today the signing of a deal to lease teleport services from state-owned company CAT Telecom. The agreement will enable mu Space to provide satellite...

Indonesia to build South-East Asia’s largest observatory

Indonesia's space agency LAPAN will cooperate with the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Nusa Cendana University (UNdana), East Nusa Tenggara Provincial Government (NTT), and Kupang Regency to build a modern space...

Astronauts from China, Japan, Russia & Cuba awarded 1st UNESCO Space Science Medals

On 27 October 2017 in Paris, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) awarded its UNESCO Space Science Medals for the first time. The Medal, established this year as part...

SpaceX launches Koreasat-5A

SpaceX has successfully launched Koreasat-5A, a South Korean geostationary communications satellite, at 3:34pm EDT (19:34 GMT) on Monday, 30 October. The satellite was launched using a Falcon 9 from NASA’s Kennedy...

China’s upcoming missions according to its 5-Year Plan & Space White Paper

The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Party Congress ended last Tuesday, presenting China with new political leadership, and a new political theory known as the 'Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with...

SKY Perfect JSAT’s ground station to host Spire’s antenna

SKY Perfect JSAT (SJC), one of Asia's largest satellite communication companies headquartered in Japan, will host an antenna owned by NewSpace company Spire Global at its ground station in Japan. The agreement...

The first China-France Oceanography Satellite to be launched in 2018

A marine remote sensing satellite, the first satellite developed jointly by China and France, will be launched in the second half of 2018 with China's Long March launch vehicle, announced the...

AstroTerrace & BridgeSat awarded optical communications contract for JAXA’s ETS-9

Japan-based startup AstroTerrace and US-based BridgeSat have been awarded a contract by Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) for Japan's Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9). NICT has been...

The hunt for Lunar lava tubes — 1960s to today

Last week, Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) detected what may possibly be an intact 50km lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the Moon. If true, this...