Why spaceplanes are not flying

Despite over 80 attempts taking place over seventy years, a true spaceplane has never been flown. No clear answer has emerged thus far why this concept is so elusive in its...

Arianespace launches India’s GSAT-11 and South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

On Tuesday, 4 December, Arianespace launched GSAT-11 for India’s space agency ISRO, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2A for South Korea’s space agency KARI, successfully deploying both satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). The launch took...

Southern Launch to build an orbital launch site in South Australia

Southern Launch, a company based in Adelaide, South Australia, announced today that it will build an orbital launch facility at Whalers Way on the Southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula. The Whalers...

Asia-Pacific satellites on SpaceX’s SSO-A mission

On Monday, December 3rd at 10:34 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express. This was the first time SpaceX launched the same booster for a third time, and was...

Swedish Space Corp opens new ground station in Thailand

On November 23, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) officially opened a multi-mission ground station in Sri Racha, Thailand, at the Space Krenovation Park (SKP), a science park developed by Thailand’s space...

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...