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...

The US Space Force: A View from India

The President of the United States (US) Mr. Donald Trump has signed the 2020 National Defence Authorization Act and with it directed the establishment of the US Space Force (USSF). This...

ISRO 2020: What to look out for in India’s space programme

On New Year’s Day, the Chairman of India’s space agency ISRO, K. Sivan, held a press conference to make public the agency’s accomplishments of 2019 and share its plans for 2020. Here are...

Insights into ISRO’s launches and missions of 2019

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has ended the year 2019 with a successful launch of the RISAT-2BR1 satellite. During this PSLV-C 48 mission nine foreign satellites were also launched under a commercial arrangement with...

China unveils platform to access Gaofen-1, -6 imagery

China's space agency CNSA has launched an international public platform in English, CNSA-GEO, that gives access to its Gaofen-1 and Gaofen-6 satellite imagery, taken by the satellites' 16m multispectral cameras. These...

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