ISRO wastes no time in fixing atomic clock issues

After three atomic clock failures on its IRNSS-1A satellite, rendering the satellite inadequate, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has taken steps to remedy the situation. IRNSS-1A is the first of ISRO’s...

Russia & China to cooperate on Moon exploration, ISS experiments, and other space-related activities

According to Russian news agency TASS, Russia and China have finalized a cooperation agreement to extend their partnership in space-related activities. Under the agreement, Russian space contractor Glavcosmos will work with...

OneWeb’s Greg Wyler and CNSA’s Tian Yulong meet to discuss smallsat constellations

According to the China National Space Administration (CNSA), Founder and Chairman of OneWeb Greg Wyler met up with CNSA’s Secretary General Tian Yulong in Beijing on July 28. During the meeting, Wyler...

AsiaSat 9 will be launched on 28 September by a Proton-M

AsiaSat, one of Asia’s largest satellite operators, has announced that it will launch AsiaSat 9 via a Proton-M on 28 September 2017 at Baikonur. AsiaSat 9 will be the 10th satellite launched...

JAXA’s clear-air turbulence detection system to be tested in Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 2018

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s onboard clear-air turbulence detection system will be tested for commercial use under Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program in 2018. Developed in 2012 through JAXA’s SafeAvio project, the system uses...

Gilmour Space completes first of four tests for world’s first interplanetary CubeSat propulsion system

Gilmour Space Technologies, a new space launch company based in Australia and Singapore, has successfully completed the first of four rocket motor tests for a CubeSat propulsion system that can potentially...

7 unlikely ISRO spinoff technologies

Like most national space programmes, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed many indigenous technologies that have either been directly transferred to industry, or that have been adapted for non-space...

Five of China’s Aerospace Linghe electric heavy vehicles to officially enter the Chinese market

As Tesla rolls out its new Tesla 3, and as India pushes for ISRO’s lithium batteries to be made commercially-available, electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Aerospace Linghe has officially received a permit...

Japanese company Interstellar launches sounding rocket Momo, aborts operation mid-flight

On 30 July 2017, at 16:31 JST (Japan Standard Time), Japan’s first private launch services company Interstellar Technologies attempted to launch its first liquid-fuel sounding rocket, Momo, from its site at...

Singapore signs SG$8.4 million contract with McMurdo for Search and Rescue ground system

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a contract worth SG$8.4 million with McMurdo, a subsidiary of Resilient Positioning, Navigation and...