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...

Indonesia opens its largest anechoic chamber for satellite testing

Last Friday, Indonesia's space agency LAPAN officially opened its largest anechoic chamber, measuring 20 x 11 x 9.9 metres, in order to improve the country's satellite development capabilities. The chamber is...

ISRO’s 2019-20 budget increases by 15.6% to US$1.88b

The Indian government has publicly released the budget for ISRO, the nation's space agency, for the year 2019-2020. For the coming year, ISRO's budget will increase by 15.6% to ₹12,473 crore...

Kazakhstan & India establish Joint Working Group to cooperate on space systems

Kazinform International News Agency reports that after a meeting held in the Bengaluru office of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Kazakhstan and India have decided to start a joint working...

Australia’s space agency to launch on 1 July, headed by Dr Megan Clark

Following a Budget announcement last week that the Australian government will commit US$30.5 million to space, the Turnbull administration has declared that the agency will begin operations on 1 July 2018. The...

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...

LeoLabs to build space radar in New Zealand to track debris

LeoLabs, Inc., a US-based provider of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services, has announced a broad-based agreement to build its next LeoLabs Space Radar in New...

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),...

India’s second tryst with our Moon: Chandrayaan-2

An Indian spacecraft’s second tryst with earth’s only natural satellite in the form of the Chandrayaan-2 mission has been ongoing for some time now. What started as a joint mission with...

Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN to cooperate with ISRO & JAXA

During the 24th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) held in Bengaluru, India, Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN agreed to cooperate with India’s space agency ISRO, and Japan’s space agency JAXA. In conjunction...
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