PSLV to launch 6 CubeSats from South Korean universities in December

India’s most frequently-used launcher, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), will conduct its final launch of 2017 in the second half of December. Along with its main payload, Indian earth observation...

China launches 3 commercial remote sensing satellites

Today (21 November 2017), at 12:50 p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched 3 commercial remote sensing satellites for Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Part of the company’s Jilin 1 satellite series, the...

ISRO’s activities in 2017 and plans for the near future

India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has announced an upcoming launch in December 2017. This is likely to be ISRO’s last launch of the year, and will feature...

Magellan Aerospace to open a US$22 mil manufacturing facility in India

Magellan Aerospace hosted a traditional groundbreaking ceremony on 15 November for the company’s new manufacturing and assembly facility in India, with Canada’s federal minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, participating in...

China launches Fengyun-3D meteorological satellite

Early this morning at 2:35 a.m. Beijing time, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched Fengyun-3D, the latest satellite in the country’s Fengyun series. The launch took place at Taiyuan Satellite Launch...

China and the UK begin on-orbit telescope assembly project

On 24 October 2017, China and the UK launched the The Ultra-Large Aperture On-Orbit Assembly Project, which will work towards on-orbit assembly of a jointly-developed space telescope. Led by the China's Changchun...

Hitomi’s data reveals similarities between the Perseus Cluster & our solar system

Hitomi, a space observatory developed by Japan's space agency JAXA, has enabled scientists to discover that the proportions of elements found in the Perseus Cluster are nearly identical to what astronomers...

Astroscale to launch its first microsatellite on 28 November from Russia

Astroscale is "the first private company with a mission to secure long-term spaceflight safety by developing space debris removal services." Launching its corporate headquarters in Singapore in 2013, R&D office in Japan...

Australia commits $31.3 million to gravitational waves research centre

Australia's Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, has opened the Australian Research Council’s $31.3 million Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery at the Swinburne University of Technology, according to...

India’s space telescope AstroSat makes groundbreaking X-ray discovery

India’s space telescope AstroSat has succeeded in measuring X-ray polarization of the Crab Nebula’s pulsar, producing data that might challenge scientists’ understanding of supernovae and their magnetic fields. The results, published on...