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...

Touchdown for Chang’e 4! The ride to the Moon, and some pictures

China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft made history when it successfully became the first spacecraft to perform a soft landing on the Moon’s far side on Thursday January 3rd. As we reported last month,...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Japan brings Ryugu asteroid samples home

Yesterday, 6 December 2020 at around 3 a.m JST (UTC+9), Japan’s re-entry capsule containing samples from the asteroid Ryugu landed in Woomera, South Australia. The capsule was part of Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission...

China’s seeds have sprouted on the Moon!

For the first time in the history of the known universe, life has intentionally taken hold on another world. And in another first for mankind…new life has also died on a new...

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...

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