India’s ISRO launches 2 commercial small satellites manufactured by SSTL

Yesterday, at 10:08pm IST (UTC+5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched two commercial small satellites (smallsats) manufactured by UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). The launch took place from ISRO’s only orbital...

China unveils platform to access Gaofen-1, -6 imagery

China's space agency CNSA has launched an international public platform in English, CNSA-GEO, that gives access to its Gaofen-1 and Gaofen-6 satellite imagery, taken by the satellites' 16m multispectral cameras. These...

CSIRO’s Data61 & Radiant.Earth partner to improve Earth Observation for disaster resilience

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Data61, an Australian data innovation group, will partner with non-profit organization Radiant.Earth to improve disaster resilience globally, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific...

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...

AsiaSat to Launch First Dedicated Myanmar Satellite Beam

AsiaSat, one of Asia’s largest satellite operators based in Hong Kong, will provide Myanmar with its first dedicated satellite beam this October when it launches AsiaSat-9, its 10th orbital satellite so...

Japan-Thailand radar to study plasma bubbles that affect GNSS accuracy

Today, Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) announced the commencement of operations of a VHF radar that will study how plasma bubbles cause radio interference that can affect...

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 will take place at The Australian...

China launches Gaofen-11 high-resolution optical satellite

On 31 July 2018, at 11am Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Gaofen-11 (GF-11), a high-resolution optical satellite for earth observation of China and the Belt and Road countries. The launch took...

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