ISRO 2020: What to look out for in India’s space programme

On New Year’s Day, the Chairman of India’s space agency ISRO, K. Sivan, held a press conference to make public the agency’s accomplishments of 2019 and share its plans for 2020. Here are...

Insights into ISRO’s launches and missions of 2019

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has ended the year 2019 with a successful launch of the RISAT-2BR1 satellite. During this PSLV-C 48 mission nine foreign satellites were also launched under a commercial arrangement with...

China unveils platform to access Gaofen-1, -6 imagery

China's space agency CNSA has launched an international public platform in English, CNSA-GEO, that gives access to its Gaofen-1 and Gaofen-6 satellite imagery, taken by the satellites' 16m multispectral cameras. These...

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. For this,...

The Australian Space Agency, EOS Space Systems to collaborate on tracking space objects

The Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with EOS Space Systems, an Australian company specialising in space tracking systems. Together, the two organizations will expand...

Australian startup Inovor Technologies wins US$1.7m defence contract

Australian Newspace startup Inovor Technologies, which provides a host of nanosatellite solutions, has won a defence contract worth AU$2.5m (US$1.7m). Under the contract, Inovor will deliver a satellite bus from its existing...

Indian gvt starts New Space company, confirms Chandrayaan-3

The Indian government has announced the incorporation of a new state-owned company, New Space India Limited (NSIL), to commercially exploit the R&D work of India's space agency ISRO. The new...

ITU stipulates NGSO constellations must complete deployment in 7 years

At the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in Egypt, member states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) established regulatory procedures for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific radio-frequency bands...

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...

China’s ExPace launches Jilin-1 Gaofen-02A satellite

Today, at 11.40 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), Chinese commercial launch company ExPace launched the Jilin-1 Gaofen-02A small satellite using the Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) light launcher. The launch took place at the Jiuquan...

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