India’s second tryst with our Moon: Chandrayaan-2

An Indian spacecraft’s second tryst with earth’s only natural satellite in the form of the Chandrayaan-2 mission has been ongoing for some time now. What started as a joint mission with...

The Chang’e 4 mission: Launch, payload, and landing zone

On 7 December 2018, the Chang’e 4 mission was launched on board a Longmarch 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. Its destination? The far side of the Moon. As...

Interview: Vivian Quenet, Managing Director APAC, Arianespace

Vivian Quenet was appointed the Managing Director for Arianespace in Singapore just under two months ago. He is in charge of the development and consolidation of Arianespace’s commercial and government relations...

Space observatories from Asia

This week, the scientific importance of both earth-based and space-based observatories was demonstrated when instruments all over the world detected the merger of binary neutron stars. This ground-breaking discovery, which marked...

Interview: One Space CEO on its progress, plans, and China’s space industry

One Space is a Chinese startup currently developing launch vehicles for the small satellite and microsatellite market. The company was founded in 2015 by Shu Chang, who graduated from Beihang University...

Build & launch: SpaceX, Blue Origin, ILS, Boeing & SSL updates

The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2018 made its return to Singapore, bringing together experts to discuss the latest offerings in the world of satellite technology and related topics. One such related...

The 10 space projects that won Japan’s space awards

Just before announcing a few days ago that it has created a US$940 million fund for space startups, the Japanese government held its 3rd Space Development Utilization Grand Prize. The event...

Book review of ISRO: A Personal History by R. Aravamudan

ISRO: A Personal History is a book released in March 2017, written by Ramabhadran Aravamudan, a pioneering scientist of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and his wife Gita Aravamudan, an...

7 unlikely ISRO spinoff technologies

Like most national space programmes, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed many indigenous technologies that have either been directly transferred to industry, or that have been adapted for non-space...

Interview: Arianespace CEO on the roadmap to 2020 & beyond

Arianespace is the world’s first commercial launch services provider, established in 1980 and rooted in the European space agencies and institutions. It has enjoyed a large commercial market share over its...

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