JAXA Launches Mitsubishi’s H-2A Carrying Japanese Military Satellite

At approximately 9.20 a.m. today, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its Mitsubishi H-2A rocket from the Tanegashima launchpad, carrying a Japanese military satellite, IGS Radar-5 into orbit. The launch, which...

Thailand, Singapore Announce New Missions at the 3rd Space Environment and Kibo Utilization Workshop

JAXA has just released an overview of its activities in February, in its monthly press release which outlines the previous month’s activities. This month’s release gave an overview of the 3rd Space...

TeamIndus Selects Lab2Moon Challenge Winners to Develop Payloads for its Rover

TeamIndus, India’s entry for the Google Lunar XPrize, has selected two youth teams to develop payloads for its lunar rover currently being developed. The youth teams chosen are the winning entry Team...

UNOSAT To Help With Capacity Building for Bhutan’s Satellite Imagery Analysis

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), has offered to help with capacity building for Bhutan’s satellite imagery analysis, based on reports by Bhutanese Prime...

Indonesia’s Space Agency, LAPAN, Collaborates with TU Berlin to Improve Rocket Technology

From 23-24 February 2017, members Indonesia’s Space Agency, LAPAN, worked with a team from the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) to share know-how on how to improve the country’s experimental...

India’s Lost Lunar Probe, Chandrayaan-1, Found After 7 Years by NASA Radar

Chandrayaan-1, the first lunar probe launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2008, has been found after having lost contact with Earth on 29 August 2009. Yesterday, NASA announced that...

JAXA co-develops sensing system to monitor space contamination

JAXA and Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd have codeveloped a new sensing system to monitor outgases emitted from components and materials of spacecraft. Known as Twin QCM, the system is new, world-first...

Using Satellite Data to Track Volcanic Emissions

A team led by researchers from Michigan State University has published a study on volcanic sulfur dioxide emissions, based on satellite data provided by NASA’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory. The data...

Airbus To Expand SpaceDataHighway Network Coverage to the Asia-Pacific Region by 2020

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it will expand its SpaceDataHighway data transmission service to reach Asia-Pacific by the year 2020. This will be achieved by adding a third communications node,...

Kymeta and Sky Perfect JSAT Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Sky Perfect JSAT, Asia’s largest satellite operator, has signed a strategic partnership with Kymeta, a company which develops satellite antenna technology, to provide new satellite communications technology to the Japanese market. The...