Indonesia’s Space Agency LAPAN to Cooperate with Jakarta’s Local Government on Development

LAPAN will cooperate with the Provincial Government of Jakarta City on aeronautics and science and technology to support development projects. The draft of agreement with both parties was signed by the Head of LAPAN,...

Data from Fengyun-4 Used for the First Time to Track Dust Storms

The northern parts of China have seen the most serious dust storm of the year. On the morning of 4 May, Fengyun-4 (FY-4) meteorological satellite monitored the movement of the dust storm and...

China-ESA SMILE spacecraft to launch on Vega-C in 2021

Between October 10-12, scientists from China’s space programme and the European Space Agency (ESA) conducted a review of China-ESA joint mission SMILE. During the review, they confirmed that the SMILE spacecraft...

ISRO Releases Updated Data from Satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released updated satellite data from two of its satellites, Scatsat-1 and RISAT-1, on 24 April 2017 and 18 April 2017 respectively. Data sets from...

Australia’s Fleet opens ground station, clears 1st satellites for launch

Last Friday, Australian nanosatellite IoT startup Fleet Space opened its nanosatellite first ground station, known as Mission Control South Australia. The ground station is located at Red Banks Reservoir, Pinkerton Plains, and...

CSST to distribute Airbus satellite data in New Zealand & the Pacific Islands

New Zealand’s Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) and Airbus Defence and Space yesterday announced a partnership agreement which will make CSST the primary provider of Airbus Earth Observation (EO) satellite...

Australia’s Fleet Space to launch first 2 satellites with ISRO, SpaceX

Australian Internet of Things (IoT) startup Fleet Space Technologies has announced launch plans for its first two nanosatellites, Centauri I and II, in the second half of 2018. The NewSpace startup,...

Australia to develop cubesat for predicting bushfires

Australia is currently developing its first cubesat designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to contain. The development...

ISRO’s PSLV launches 31 satellites, including from Australia & Malaysia

Today, at 9:58 a.m. IST (GMT +5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. The mission, known as...

ISRO develops haze-removal algorithm for satellite imagery

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has just developed a new algorithm that is able to dramatically improve the quality of satellite images, such that haze can be removed from the...

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