The Australian Capital Territory and South Australia sign MoU to develop space industry

Today, the governments of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the state of South Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop the space industry in Australia. The catalyst behind...

ISRO launch vehicle budgets and revenues

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the budget and revenues of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) launch vehicles. Budget...

Indonesia celebrates National Space Day 2017 by turning off lights

On 6 August 2017, Indonesia celebrated its annual National Space Day by advocating a “Dark Sky Night” from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jakarta time, during which residents were encouraged to...

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...

Russia & China to cooperate on Moon exploration, ISS experiments, and other space-related activities

According to Russian news agency TASS, Russia and China have finalized a cooperation agreement to extend their partnership in space-related activities. Under the agreement, Russian space contractor Glavcosmos will work with...

OneWeb’s Greg Wyler and CNSA’s Tian Yulong meet to discuss smallsat constellations

According to the China National Space Administration (CNSA), Founder and Chairman of OneWeb Greg Wyler met up with CNSA’s Secretary General Tian Yulong in Beijing on July 28. During the meeting, Wyler...

JAXA’s clear-air turbulence detection system to be tested in Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 2018

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s onboard clear-air turbulence detection system will be tested for commercial use under Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program in 2018. Developed in 2012 through JAXA’s SafeAvio project, the system uses...

Industrial Internet discussed at China-Russia scientific council meeting

Russia and China held the second meeting of the China-Russia Council for Science and Innovation on 20th July 2017 in Moscow, aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation. The meeting aimed at coming...

Former ISRO Chairman U R Rao passes away at age 85

Early this morning, former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, passed away at his home in Bengaluru, Bangalore, at age 85.. He helmed ISRO from 1984...

The Australian space industry and why it needs a space agency

Last week, the Australian government issued a statement saying it has set up an Expert Review Group to study how Australia’s space capabilities can help the nation participate in the global...

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