All about ISRO’s GSLV Mk III’s cryogenic upper stage engine

On, 5 June 2017 at 5.28pm Indian Standard Time, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) heaviest launch vehicle to date made its maiden developmental launch, carrying the 3136 kg GSAT-19 satellite...

April to May 2017 – Important Launches from India and China

Every month’s an exciting month for launches, but April and May 2017 are looking to be particularly action-packed for India and China. In April, China is slated to launch its...

China’s Tianzhou-1: Its Mission, Experiments and Significance

On 20 April 2017, China’s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 was launched and made its way to China’s spacelab, Tiangong-2. Two days later, on 22 April, at about 4.00 UTC, Tianzhou-1 docked...

The Australian space industry and why it needs a space agency

Last week, the Australian government issued a statement saying it has set up an Expert Review Group to study how Australia’s space capabilities can help the nation participate in the global...

Launches This Week: Japan, India, Russia, Europe & the USA

The first week of June is an incredibly packed week for launches. If all goes well, we’ll witness the launch of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Michibiki-2 satellite, a SpaceX Dragon...

The life of Qian Xuesen, father of China’s space programme

Undoubtedly the most important figure in China's space programme, Qian Xuesen (also spelt Tsien Hsue-shen) was responsible for directing the development of China's missiles and launch vehicles from 1956 to 1991. Born...

5 pieces of space junk that landed in Indonesia

The information in this article was originally published at Kumparan, in Bahasa Indonesia. A fascinating feature article by Indonesian crowdsourced news platform Kumparan was published today, detailing five significant pieces of space...

A close look at JAXA’s Int-Ball zero-gravity drone on the ISS

On 4 June 2017, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) and carried with it the world’s first zero-gravity camera drone that can be controlled from...

ISRO launch vehicle budgets and revenues

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the budget and revenues of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) launch vehicles. Budget...

Interview: Gilmour Space Technologies

Gilmour Space Technologies is a space startup headquartered in Queensland, Australia, with a subsidiary in Singapore. Founded in 2012, the company aims to provide low-cost access to space by developing a...

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Interview: COO of Odysseus Space on Taiwan, laser technologies & automation...

Odysseus Space is a NewSpace company founded in Taiwan in 2016, by three French engineers. In 2018, Odysseus opened a second office...

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