Japan looks to space industry to stimulate stagnant economy

In 2017, the Japanese government published its Space Industry Vision 2030, which stated that Japan will work towards doubling the market size of its space industry to 2.4 trillion Japanese Yen...

DS-SAR satellite acquired by Singapore’s defence technology agency & ST Electronics

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), the executive technology agent for the country’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), has jointly acquired a new earth observation satellite with ST Electronics, a Singapore-based...

Global Space & Technology Convention kicks off in Singapore

The Convention aims to shed light on the future of Asia’s burgeoning space sector. MOU / MOC signings will solidify space technology cooperation between Singapore with India & France. SSTA &...

Animals in space: The unlikely space pioneers

Today marks the 57th anniversary when Ham became the first chimpanzee in space. I want to take this opportunity to look back at the involvement of animals in the space industry....

Singapore’s NUS and national defense research agency launch satellite centre

The Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the DSO National Laboratories (DSO) jointly launched the Satellite Technology and Research Centre (STAR) to develop cutting-edge capabilities in...

GSTC 2018 to take place on 1-2 February 2018

The Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC), Singapore's largest annual space event, is set to take place between 1-2 February 2018 at Sheraton Towers. This year's will mark the convention's 10th...

Rocket Lab’s Electron successfully reaches orbit on 2nd launch attempt

Today, at 14:43 NZDT (GMT+13), Rocket Lab successfully reached orbit with the second test flight of its Electron orbital launch vehicle Still Testing. The two-stage liquid fuel rocket, which has a...

Long March 11 launches 6 satellites

On January 19 2018, at 12:12 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) China launched 2 commercial remote sensing satellites for Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., along with four Cubesats. The launch took place at...

Singapore to host inaugural Space Generation [ASEAN] Workshop

On 31 January 2018, the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) will host the inaugural Space Generation (SGA) workshop in Singapore. The one-day event will take place at the National University of...

JAXA launches radar satellite ASNARO-2

In its first launch of the year, Japan’s space agency JAXA launched its radar satellite ASNARO-2 using its small launcher Epsilon-3. The launch took place this morning, at 6:06 a.m. JST...