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...

5 Australian space startups to watch

With a lively Newspace industry and numerous space startups, it is no wonder that Australians are currently lobbying for their government to set up its own space agency. This year, the...

The hunt for Lunar lava tubes — 1960s to today

Last week, Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) detected what may possibly be an intact 50km lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the Moon. If true, this...

China’s Asteroid Capture Plan

Earlier this year, Chinese media outlets announced that researchers from the National Space Science Center in Beijing had come up with a plan to capture an asteroid and steer it back...

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...

9 VCs who have invested in Asia-Pacific space startups

Raising capital is often a struggle for NewSpace companies, especially in a region which is relatively unfamiliar with space technology. Often, space companies have to turn to individuals, private angel investors,...

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...

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...

Challenges and opportunities for Malaysia’s space entrepreneurs

On 5 October 2017, the first Space Entrepreneurship Symposium was held in Malaysia, organized by Aerospace Society Malaysia and Department of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, along with ANGKASA and Malaysia...

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...

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