Indonesia to use remote sensing data for rice cultivation

Yesterday, Indonesia's space agency held a National Seminar for Remote Sensing (Sinas Inderaja) in Depok, West Java, which aimed to educate stakeholders on how earth observation and remote sensing technology can...

USAID, Inmarsat partner on sustainable fishing in South-East Asia

The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and Inmarsat Global Limited (Inmarsat) have announced a new partnership to help commercial fishing crews promote sustainable fishing...

ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix signs MoU with Indian NewSpace company SatSure

Indian NewSpace company SatSure Analytics, which uses satellite data analytics to help farmers, has recently announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm...

SSTL partners with the Philippines for NovaSAR-1 imagery

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has signed an agreement with the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) to provide a share of the tasking...

NewSpace company Kineis to launch Europe’s first IoT nanosatellite constellation

Kineis, a new space company based in France, is planning on launching the first European Internet of Things (IoT) nanosatellite constellation of 20 nanosatellites by the year 2021. Through this, the...

IIT-Kanpur and University of Leicester Partner to Assess Indo-Gangetic Plain Climate

The Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) in Uttar Pradesh will partner with the University of Leicester to assess climate and greenhouse-gas emissions on the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP). Using data gathered...

Airbus’ Starling initiative: Can it reduce deforestation in Southeast Asia?

Airbus has announced the official launch of its Starling initiative, which aims to verify that companies are honouring their “No Deforestation” commitments, and to encourage them to do so. The launch...

The Philippine microsat program & satellite control centre

Last week we wrote about how CubeSats from Philippines, Bhutan and Malaysia were launched to the ISS on the Falcon 9 CRS-15 mission, as part of the BIRDS-2 project. This is...

New Zealand invests $3m into space research projects, $26m into MethaneSAT

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has set up a Str Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund, which has recently invested NZ$500,000 (approximately US$300,000) into each of six...

JAXA launches modified sounding rocket SS-520 No. 5

On 3 February 2018, at 2:03 p.m. JST (GMT+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA successfully launched its SS-520 No. 5 carrying 3U CubeSat TRICOM-1R. The launch, which took place from Uchinoura Space...
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