Event Roundup: The Inaugural SG[ASEAN] Workshop 2018

On 31 January 2018, Singapore hosted the first ever Space Generation (SG) Workshop, held at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Engineering Design and Innovation Centre (E2A). The event was...

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...

Space durians and blood: Thailand’s payload in detail

Late last month, we reported on the launch of a 6kg payload from Thailand, on board the suborbital Blue Origin New Shepard. New Shepard flies to altitudes of 100 km providing...

Thales Alenia & Airbus on small satellites

The Singapore Space Symposium, held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on 27 September 2017, saw presentations by Thales Alenia and Airbus on the future of small satellites. During the symposium,...

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...

The technology behind India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle

India’s space agency ISRO is a premier player in the launch of nano/micro satellite market space. According to SpaceWorks Commercial’s 2018 Small Satellite Report, ISRO’s workhorse PSLV vehicle launched more than...

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...

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....

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 detailed look at Japan’s Hayabusa2 asteroid exploration mission

The Hayabusa missions, both designed, launched and operated by JAXA, are known as sample-return missions, in which a spacecraft will rendezvous with an astronomical body, then collect samples before returning those...
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