The Philippine microsat program & satellite control centre

Last week we wrote about how CubeSats from Philippines, Bhutan and Malaysia were launched to the ISS on the Falcon 9 CRS-15 mission, as part of the BIRDS-2 project. This is...

Japan launches reconnaissance satellite IGS-Radar 6

Yesterday at 13:20 JST (GMT+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA successfully launched IGS-Radar 6, a reconnaissance satellite that will add to its Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) series. The launch took place at Tanegashima...

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO to invest US$11.7m in space tech research

Today, Australia’s national science agency CSIRO announced it will be investing US$25.6 million (AU$35m) in space technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), of which US$11.7m (AU$16m) will go to space technology. The new...

Making the Case for India’s National Space Policy: A Dialogue

In a recent panel discussion held by the Observer Research Foundation, experts from various sectors got together to discuss India’s need for a national space policy. With representatives from government, law, academia,...

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...

Malaysian govt & defense agencies to use Hughes JUPITER system

Hughes Network Systems today announced that it has been selected by Mutiara Smart Sdn Bhd to deploy the JUPITER System and bring enterprise-grade, managed network services to Malaysian government and defense...

Japan announces APAC regional business idea competition

Japan’s National Space Policy Secretariat (NSPS), which is part of the Cabinet Office, will be organizing a space business idea competition in 2019, open to individuals and entrepreneurs in Asia-Pacific (APAC),...

Kazakhstan & India establish Joint Working Group to cooperate on space systems

Kazinform International News Agency reports that after a meeting held in the Bengaluru office of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Kazakhstan and India have decided to start a joint working...

Indonesia to use remote sensing data for rice cultivation

Yesterday, Indonesia's space agency held a National Seminar for Remote Sensing (Sinas Inderaja) in Depok, West Java, which aimed to educate stakeholders on how earth observation and remote sensing technology can...

Australian space agency details to be released on May 8

On 8 May 2018, the Australian government will unveil its Budget 2018-19, which will contain details of its new space agency. Next week's Budget release will confirm announcements that the space agency...

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