China to launch at least 6 scientific spacecraft by 2021

China has just announced that it will launch a slew of space science missions, targeting the years 2020/21. The announcement was made yesterday at the first China Aerospace Conference, which was held...

Rocket Lab launches 13 CubeSats for NASA

On Sunday, December 16, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off at 06:33 UTC (19:33 NZDT) from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. This was Rocket...

NASA, JAXA sign joint statement of cooperation on space exploration

On 24 January 2018, Japan's space agency JAXA and NASA signed a joint statement affirming their continued interest in cooperation on space exploration, as a product of the Japan-U.S. Summit held...

Mars simulators in China & around the world

This October, the Chinese Academy of Sciences opened the doors to its very own Mars analogue simulator in the Gobi Desert. The Chinese Mars environment simulator was announced last month along with...

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...

ISRO successfully tests High Thrust Vikas Engine for GSLV-Mk III

Yesterday, India’s space agency the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced it has successfully completed a ground test to qualify a high thrust version of its Vikas Engine, which is used...

Indian gvt starts New Space company, confirms Chandrayaan-3

The Indian government has announced the incorporation of a new state-owned company, New Space India Limited (NSIL), to commercially exploit the R&D work of India's space agency ISRO. The new...

LAPAN inaugurates Indonesia’s largest full-motion antenna, signs agreement with PT Telkom

LAPAN today inaugurated the S-X Band Mission Control Center antenna at LAPAN Satellite Technology Center in Bogor, West Java, according to LAPAN's press release. The inauguration was attended by Minister of Research, Technology and...

CASC & Dassault sign strategic cooperation agreement

On January 9, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and Dassault Systèmes signed a strategic cooperation agreement, coinciding with the first state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to China....

India approves US$1.574 billion funding for ISRO’s 30 PSLV & 10 GSLV flights

India's Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme (Phase 6) and funding of thirty PSLV operational flights under the Programme,...

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