Rocket Lab integrates payloads for first of NASA’s dedicated small launch contracts

Rocket Lab, a New Zealand/USA launch services company, has just finished integrating NASA payloads, slated for launch within the first half of 2018. The payload integration process took place at Rocket...

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar mission delayed to 2019, Chang’e 4 on schedule

On China's annual Space Day, held on 24 April, officials from the Chinese space programme announced the lunar probe Chang'e 5 will be launched in 2019. Chang'e 5 was originally planned for...

Interview: Independence-X, Malaysia’s NewSpace pioneer

Independence-X Aerospace is a company of industry professionals and academics based out of Technology Park Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur with the aim of transforming Malaysia into a space hub as well...

ISRO’s GSAT-11 recalled from launch site

On 24 April, Arianespace officially confirmed that GSAT-11, India’s latest communications satellite and Arianespace’s planned next launch, has officially been sent back to India from the Arianespace launch site at Kourou,...

China to launch at least 6 scientific spacecraft by 2021

China has just announced that it will launch a slew of space science missions, targeting the years 2020/21. The announcement was made yesterday at the first China Aerospace Conference, which was held...

Esri Malaysia Directions LIVE 2018

Directions LIVE 2018 – Esri Malaysia’s ArcGIS technology roadshow, will be held in 4 cities in Malaysia beginning today, April 24. The event will see members of the local geospatial community sharing...

Arianespace announces contract with SSL to launch BSAT-4b for Japanese operator

As the annual Japan Week event opened, Arianespace announced a new contract with SSL (a Maxar Technologies company) for an Ariane 5 mission in 2020 to orbit the BSAT-4b satellite for...

Vietnam, Airbus discuss future of VNREDSat program

On March 7, 2018, Phan Ngoc Minh, Vice President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, met Guy Limouzin, Vice President, Sales, Earth Observation Space Systems, Airbus Defense and Space....

Australian government selects Lockheed Martin for space situational awareness system

The Australian government has chosen Lockheed Martin's intelligent Space (iSpace), which the company released a year ago, as its space situation awareness training and demonstration mission system. Deployed within the Australian Space Operations...

Rocket Lab and York Space Systems sign MoU to accelerate mission integration

Launch provider Rocket Lab, based in the US and New Zealand, has just signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with spacecraft platform developer York Space Systems in order to accelerate...