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...

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...

China’s upcoming missions according to its 5-Year Plan & Space White Paper

The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Party Congress ended last Tuesday, presenting China with new political leadership, and a new political theory known as the 'Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with...

Space Startups and Funding: Tips from Investors

On 8 February 2018, SGInnovate, an agency backed by the Singapore government that nurtures and supports startups, organized a Space Startup Night. The event saw three presentations by NewSpace companies –...

Report: Space Generation [ASEAN] 2018 Proceedings

The inaugural Space Generation , or SG, was a one-day regional workshop for university students and young professionals in the ASEAN region to discuss regional space issues. It was held on...

Interview: Seraphim Capital’s $250m global fund & the NewSpace ecosystem

Seraphim Capital, the world’s first Venture Capital fund focused on space, is about to launch a new US$250 million Global Fund. This will add to the UK-based company’s existing US$90 million...

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...

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...

Interview: Aliena & NuSpace on constellation management and Singapore’s space industry

Aliena and NuSpace are two new Singapore space startups, both having spun off from research institutions in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) respectively. Aliena was...

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,...
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