Japan’s Tsubame records lowest ever satellite altitude

Tsubame, an Earth Observation satellite developed by Japan's space agency JAXA, has been registered by the Guinness World Records as having achieved the “lowest altitude by an Earth observation satellite in...

JAXA launches radar satellite ASNARO-2

In its first launch of the year, Japan’s space agency JAXA launched its radar satellite ASNARO-2 using its small launcher Epsilon-3. The launch took place this morning, at 6:06 a.m. JST...

Axelspace’s first sat for Earth Observation constellation successfully orbited

On December 27th 2018 at 11:07 JST (02:07 UTC), the microsatellite GRUS, developed by Japanese startup Axelspace Corporation, was successfully orbited. The launch took place from Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome using the...

Satellite technology and disaster management: Lombok earthquakes

In July and August this year, the Indonesian island of Lombok was hit by a series of high intensity earthquakes that also affected other islands in Lombok’s province, West Nusa Tenggara....

China launches three Gaofen-1 optical satellites using a Long March 4C

On 31 March 2018, at 11:22 a.m Beijing time (UTC+8), China launched three remote sensing satellites from the Gaofen-1 series using the Long March 4C, from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The launch...

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...

Indonesia, Japan to develop world’s first microsatellite with SAR

As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2013, Indonesia is currently working with Chiba University, Japan, to develop its fifth experimental satellite LAPAN A5, owned by the country's...

China launches Gaofen-5 hyperspectral imaging satellite for atmospheric research

On 9 May 2018, at 2:28am, China launched Gaofen-5 (GF-5), a remote sensing satellite meant to conduct scientific research on the earth’s atmosphere. The launch took place using the Long March...

Post-Cyclone Debbie Flooding Continues to Affect Australia While it Heads towards New Zealand

Cyclone Debbie, the strongest tropical cyclone in Australia since 2015, has abated, leaving a trail of destruction and massive flooding across the Eastern Australia and Northern New Zealand. GeoScience Australia has requested...

Axelspace’s $22.8m funding, 2 upcoming launches & new partnerships

Axelspace, a Japanese space startup developing its own Earth imaging satellites, has raised 2.58 billion JPY (US$22.8 mlllion) in its Series B funding round. The funds will be used to develop...
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