Highlights of APRSAF-24 hosted by ISRO in Bengaluru, India

From 14 to 17 November 2017, the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) held its 24th annual conference for Asian space agencies and industry. This year, the forum was held in...

ISRO’s activities in 2017 and plans for the near future

India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has announced an upcoming launch in December 2017. This is likely to be ISRO’s last launch of the year, and will feature...

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...
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