Challenges and opportunities for Malaysia’s space entrepreneurs

On 5 October 2017, the first Space Entrepreneurship Symposium was held in Malaysia, organized by Aerospace Society Malaysia and Department of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, along with ANGKASA and Malaysia...

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...

Zhang Kejian appointed Administrator of China’s space agency

On 24 May 2018, the Chinese government announced the appointment of Zhang Kejian as the new Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), the nation’s space agency. Zhang has replaced...

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...

JAXA selects 2 commercial partners for ISS satellite deployment

Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has selected two companies, Space BD and Mitsui & Co., to handle commercial services relating to satellite deployment from the International Space...

Joel Joseph Marciano Jr. to head new Philippine Space Agency

Joel Joseph Marciano Jr., formerly Director of the Philippines' Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), has officially been appointed Director General of the newly-created Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).

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...

ISRO wastes no time in fixing atomic clock issues

After three atomic clock failures on its IRNSS-1A satellite, rendering the satellite inadequate, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has taken steps to remedy the situation. IRNSS-1A is the first of ISRO’s...

India, Oman Sign MoU on Peaceful Use of Space

During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Oman earlier this week, a number of MoUs were signed between the two countries, one of which was in the field of peaceful use...

UNOSAT To Help With Capacity Building for Bhutan’s Satellite Imagery Analysis

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), has offered to help with capacity building for Bhutan’s satellite imagery analysis, based on reports by Bhutanese Prime...

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Interview: COO of Odysseus Space on Taiwan, laser technologies & automation...

Odysseus Space is a NewSpace company founded in Taiwan in 2016, by three French engineers. In 2018, Odysseus opened a second office...

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