Thailand’s GISTDA to draft Thai Space Act

Thailand is looking to implement a National Space Act, which will integrate all the country's space-related activities, enact space laws, and boost the space economy. In a meeting held on 2...

Indonesia’s $550m SATRIA satellite in focus

Indonesia is readying its Very High Throughput Satellite SATRIA for launch in 2023. The satellite will provide broadband internet service (to include free WiFi access) to more than 149,400 unserved public...

NASA, New Zealand partner to collect climate data from commercial aircraft using GNSS

NASA is partnering with the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand Space Agency, Air New Zealand and the University of Auckland to install next-generation Global Navigation Satellite...

Airbus, Leonardo, join Australia’s satellite research consortium

On 27 February, Airbus and Leonardo Australia joined the government's SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (Smartsat CRC), which officially opened the week before last. SmartSat CRC is a consortium of universities, research organisations...

Indonesia opens its largest anechoic chamber for satellite testing

Last Friday, Indonesia's space agency LAPAN officially opened its largest anechoic chamber, measuring 20 x 11 x 9.9 metres, in order to improve the country's satellite development capabilities. The chamber is...

Hungary’s Space Activities (Part 1): History, the Rosetta Mission & international partnerships

Earlier this month, during the annual Global Space & Technology Convention (GTSC) held in Singapore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

Two space projects selected for Australia’s CRC Projects grant, worth US$3.9m

Australia's Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants, which support short-term collaborative research projects, has selected 2 space-related projects out of the 24 recently awarded. The first, worth US$1.91m (AU$2.85m) went to Liquid...

Hungary signs space MoU with Singapore’s SSTA

On 6 February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA) to cooperate on space activities. The...

Space tech a key focus for South Korea in 2020

South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT has released its official proposal for the year 2020, subject to Presidential approval. In it, space technology is listed as one of the Ministry's...

Joel Joseph Marciano Jr. to head new Philippine Space Agency

Joel Joseph Marciano Jr., formerly Director of the Philippines' Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), has officially been appointed Director General of the newly-created Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA). Before his position as...

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