China Launches Shijian-13, Continuing Trend of Launch Successes

China National Space Administration’s communications satellite, Shijian-13, was successfully launched aboard a Long March 3B (Chang Zheng 3B) rocket at 7.03 p.m local time. It appears the launch was a public one,...

Launch Announcement: JAXA’s Michibiki-2 Satellite to Launch on 1 June 2017

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. have just announced that they will launch the Michibiki-2 satellite on 1 June 2017, at approximately 9.20am JST (Japan Standard Time),...

April to May 2017 – Important Launches from India and China

Every month’s an exciting month for launches, but April and May 2017 are looking to be particularly action-packed for India and China. In April, China is slated to launch its...

ISRO’s GSAT-9 Begins Its Journey to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre

GSAT-9, a multi band communication and observation satellite developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has left the organisation’s Satellite Centre in Bengaluru and is now heading to its launch...

Mitsubishi Awarded Contract for Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) Scheduled to Launch in 2021

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has appointed Mitsubishi Electric Corporation the prime contractor or the Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) scheduled to launch in 2021. The ETS-9 will be the centerpiece of...

India’s Ministry of Agriculture Signs Geotagging MOU with the National Remote Sensing Centre

ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre and India’s Ministry of Agriculture have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the geotagging of agricultural assets under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana scheme. This...

Japan Unveils Second Michibiki Satellite to be Launched Late 2017

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has unveiled its second Michibiki satellite, which will be launched along with two other satellites from the Michibiki family later this year. The Michibiki satellites, also known...

Crew of the Soyuz MS-04 Arrives at Baikonur In Preparation for Expedition 51 to...

Yesterday, NASA’s Jack Fischer and Roscosmos’ Fyodor Yurchikhin, the two crew members of Expedition 51 bound for the ISS, arrived at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, along with their backup crew, NASA’s Randolph Bresnik...

AsiaSat to Launch First Dedicated Myanmar Satellite Beam

AsiaSat, one of Asia’s largest satellite operators based in Hong Kong, will provide Myanmar with its first dedicated satellite beam this October when it launches AsiaSat-9, its 10th orbital satellite so...

Lockheed Martin Unveils New Software to Protect Space Assets

Lockheed Martin has just announced the release of its new proprietary software, Intelligent Space (iSpace), which is designed to protect satellites and other space assets by providing real-time updates and recommending...