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...

The technology behind India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle

India’s space agency ISRO is a premier player in the launch of nano/micro satellite market space. According to SpaceWorks Commercial’s 2018 Small Satellite Report, ISRO’s workhorse PSLV vehicle launched more than...

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...

Japan announces APAC regional business idea competition

Japan’s National Space Policy Secretariat (NSPS), which is part of the Cabinet Office, will be organizing a space business idea competition in 2019, open to individuals and entrepreneurs in Asia-Pacific (APAC),...

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...

Interview: Dr. Philippe Brunet, Director for Copernicus, on the programme’s Asia angle

Last month, the European Commission organized a workshop to present Copernicus, the European Union Earth Observation programme, in Singapore. In conjunction with the event, SpaceTech Asia spoke to Dr Philippe Brunet,...

Indonesia’s Multifunctional Satellite tender results to be announced end-2018

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) officially launched the Multifunctional Satellite Project at the Creative & Innovative Financing Forum held in Bali, and said that the winners of the...

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...

ISRO to build green Visitors’ Complex at Sriharikota launch site

India’s space agency ISRO is planning to build a Visitors’ Complex at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, where all the orbital launches for India are conducted. The agency is...

ISRO successfully tests engine for Chandrayaan-2, opens new center

The E6 engine (the fifth hardware of CE-20 integrated engine) was successfully hot tested for 25 seconds at High Altitude Test facility, ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri on October 11, 2018....
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