Space saving measures: Addressing the debris problem

Earlier this month, the Space Security Index (SSI) 2017, an international research project headed by Canadian NGO Project Ploughshares, was released. This is the 14th edition of the annual, covering the period...

Astronauts from China, Japan, Russia & Cuba awarded 1st UNESCO Space Science Medals

On 27 October 2017 in Paris, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) awarded its UNESCO Space Science Medals for the first time. The Medal, established this year as part...

China’s upcoming missions according to its 5-Year Plan & Space White Paper

The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Party Congress ended last Tuesday, presenting China with new political leadership, and a new political theory known as the 'Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with...

ISRO seeks private sector participation for cryogenic engines

In two recently-released tenders, the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), which is responsible for India's cryogenic and semi-cryogenic engines, has solicited private sector participation to propel...

Australia & US sign Space Tracking Treaty

Yesterday, Australia and the United States signed the Space Tracking Treaty, which extends US ownership and use of ground stations in Australia. The treaty was signed on the morning of 18th October...

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...

Russia & China to extend GLONASS-BeiDou collaboration

On October 13 2017, the 4th meeting of the Russia-China Committee for Projects on Strategic Cooperation in the field of Satellite Navigation was held in St. Petersburg, Russia. The meeting was...

LAPAN requests budget of US$61 million for 2018 development programme

Indonesia's space agency LAPAN has requested a budget of 827,075,267,000 IDR (approximately US$61 million), for its aeronautical and space technology development programme, as well as for administrative support. The US$61 million will...

Challenges and opportunities for Malaysia’s space entrepreneurs

On 5 October 2017, the first Space Entrepreneurship Symposium was held in Malaysia, organized by Aerospace Society Malaysia and Department of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, along with ANGKASA and Malaysia...

South Australia to establish centre to support & fund space industry

Today, the state of South Australia announced the setting up of the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC), the nation’s first centre dedicated to growing the local space economy. SASIC will come...
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