Bhutan to begin using GSAT-9 services end-November

Bhutan has announced that its ground station infrastructure development work is nearly complete, and that it is on track to begin using GSAT-9 (aka South Asia Satellite) by the end of...

India & France’s Joint Vision for Space Cooperation heavy on space exploration

India and France have signed a Joint Vision for Space Cooperation, in which both parties have agreed to cooperate on all areas of space technology. This latest document, which reaffirms the long-standing...

Australian space agency details to be released on May 8

On 8 May 2018, the Australian government will unveil its Budget 2018-19, which will contain details of its new space agency. Next week's Budget release will confirm announcements that the space agency...

Pakistan allocates US$40.7m to space agency for 2018-19

Pakistan, in its latest budget released on 27 April 2018, has allocated PKR4.7 billion (~US$40.7 million) to Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Organisation (SUPARCO). This is a 34% jump over the...

India’s Department of Space Minister Jitendra Singh explains causes of PSLV-C39 failure

Yesterday on 8 February 2017, Dr. Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Department of Space, replied to a written question about the causes of the PSLV C-39...

Putin, Abe conduct live video chat with the International Space Station

On 26 May 2018, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe jointly conducted a live video call with two crew members of the International Space Station (ISS). The call...

Indonesia’s $550m SATRIA satellite in focus

Indonesia is readying its Very High Throughput Satellite SATRIA for launch in 2023. The satellite will provide broadband internet service (to include free WiFi access) to more than 149,400 unserved public...

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....

Australian Space Agency, Airbus sign statement of intent

Airbus and the Australian Space Agency (ASA) have signed a statement of intent, which establishes the company as an industry partner. This is the first such agreement signed by ASA, and...

China’s LEO satcom constellation to be operational by 2022, 1st satellite to launch soon

At the 18th Zhuhai Airshow, China revealed that its planned Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications constellation, known as Hongyan, will begin operations in 2022. To do this, China will launch...

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Interview: Founder of OrbitX on sustainable launches, the Philippines’ space industry

Last week, the Philippines' first rocket company Orbital Exploration Technologies announced its plans to develop a suborbital two-stage rocket, OrbitX Haribon SLS-1, powered by...

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