Australia to invest AU$260 million in GPS tech

The Turnbull Government is investing in the global positioning system (GPS) technology "that will create jobs and support Australian industry", according to a press release from the office of Minister for Resources...

Australia’s space agency to launch on 1 July, headed by Dr Megan Clark

Following a Budget announcement last week that the Australian government will commit US$30.5 million to space, the Turnbull administration has declared that the agency will begin operations on 1 July 2018. The...

ISRO wastes no time in fixing atomic clock issues

After three atomic clock failures on its IRNSS-1A satellite, rendering the satellite inadequate, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has taken steps to remedy the situation. IRNSS-1A is the first of ISRO’s...

JAXA enters international launch rideshare market

Japan's space agency JAXA will enter the international launch rideshare market by providing small satellite launch opportunities aboard the Mitsubishi H-IIA launch vehicle, as well the upcoming H3 rocket....

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...

Timor-Leste health clinics to get satellite connectivity

Remote and rural health clinics across Timor-Leste will soon be connected to high speed satellite internet, providing them access to newly launched AdenBox, an online portal to manage medicines and medical...

Singapore launch company Equatorial Space Industries wins 2018 MBRSC Innovation Challenge

On October 20, Singapore's Equatorial Space Industries (ESI), a startup developing a nanosatellite launch vehicle, won the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)Innovation Challenge at the GITEX Future Stars 2018 event held in...

China launches 7th & 8th BeiDou-3M satellites

Last night, at 1:56 am Beijing time (UTC +8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. These will be China’s 30th and 31st...

US denies Chinese delegates visas to attend IAC 2019

Representatives from the Chinese government, and many from China's private sector, were a no-show at the 70th International Astronautical Congress 2019 (IAC 2019), currently being held in Washington DC....

New Zealand invests $3m into space research projects, $26m into MethaneSAT

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has set up a Str Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund, which has recently invested NZ$500,000 (approximately US$300,000) into each of six...
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