Australia’s Space Agency leaders to hold interactive Q&A session

Troy McCann, CEO of Moonshot, will be hosting a live Q&A panel discussion with experts who have been leading the development of Australia’s new industry-focused Space Agency. On May 24 at...

Mars simulators in China & around the world

This October, the Chinese Academy of Sciences opened the doors to its very own Mars analogue simulator in the Gobi Desert. The Chinese Mars environment simulator was announced last month along with...

Japan launches reconnaissance satellite IGS-Radar 6

Yesterday at 13:20 JST (GMT+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA successfully launched IGS-Radar 6, a reconnaissance satellite that will add to its Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) series. The launch took place at Tanegashima...

Indonesian fishing vessels rescued under UK-Indonesia satcomm partnership scheme

A number of Indonesian fishing vessels have been rescued thanks to their participation in a pilot project between the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), the UK Space Agency,...

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 space research...

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...

India approves US$1.574 billion funding for ISRO’s 30 PSLV & 10 GSLV flights

India's Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme (Phase 6) and funding of thirty PSLV operational flights under the Programme,...

Myanmar to tap Intelsat 39 to enhance nationwide connectivity

Intelsat, operator of one of the world's largest fleets of satellites, announced today that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar has broadened its relationship with Intelsat to accelerate...

Thaicom’s holding company Intouch in dispute with Thai ministry over Thaicom 5 replacement

Thai satellite operator Thaicom, which is owned by parent company Intouch Holdings - which Singapore's Temasek Holdings has a 41.13% stake in and in which Singapore's largest telco Singtel also owns...

NASA, New Zealand partner to collect climate data from commercial aircraft using GNSS

NASA is partnering with the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand Space Agency, Air New Zealand and the University of Auckland to install next-generation Global Navigation Satellite...

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