LAPAN to build centre for technology transfer

Indonesian space agency LAPAN will develop an Aerospace and Technology Park (ATP), which will facilitate technology transfer from LAPAN to government and private industry. Under this scheme, LAPAN aims to add...

ISRO, Glavkosmos meet to discuss Russian satellite propulsion bid

In late August 2017, Roscosmos’ commercial arm Glavkosmos met with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to discuss a Russian satellite propulsion system for ISRO, along with possible areas of cooperation. Led...

JAXA and DLR to collaborate on climate change, space exploration

Today, Japan's space agency the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), issued a joint statement on bilateral cooperation in the areas of Green House Gasses (GHG)...

South Australia to establish centre to support & fund space industry

Today, the state of South Australia announced the setting up of the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC), the nation’s first centre dedicated to growing the local space economy. SASIC will come...

China & Pakistan sign deal on new communications satellite PakSat-MM1

Last Thursday, China and Pakistan signed an agreement for a gapfiller satellite which will be the future PakSat Multi-Mission Satellite (PakSat-MM1). Under the agreement, China will develop PakSat-MMI, and most probably provide...

ISRO successfully tests High Thrust Vikas Engine for GSLV-Mk III

Yesterday, India’s space agency the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced it has successfully completed a ground test to qualify a high thrust version of its Vikas Engine, which is used...

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...

Hungary signs space MoU with Singapore’s SSTA

On 6 February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA) to cooperate on space activities. The...

ISRO’s activities in 2017 and plans for the near future

India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has announced an upcoming launch in December 2017. This is likely to be ISRO’s last launch of the year, and will feature...

China investigates Long March 5 Y2 failure, prepares end-2018 launch of Y3

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has determined that its heavy lift launcher, the Long March 5, crashed because of momentary decline in the engine's thrust caused by localised anomalies in...
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