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...

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...

Australia & US sign Space Tracking Treaty

Yesterday, Australia and the United States signed the Space Tracking Treaty, which extends US ownership and use of ground stations in Australia. The treaty was signed on the morning of 18th October...

China completes in-orbit delivery of Alcomsat-1

China has completed in-orbit delivery of Algeria’s first communications satellite Alcomsat-1, announced China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), the Chinese space programme’s international commercial arm.   The ceremony was held on April 1...

The role of intellectual property in space

Over the past decade there has been a transition from government to private enterprise conducting space-related activities. Several companies, such as Blue Origin, have publicly announced plans to establish a permanent human...

Swedish Space Corp opens new ground station in Thailand

On November 23, the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) officially opened a multi-mission ground station in Sri Racha, Thailand, at the Space Krenovation Park (SKP), a science park developed by Thailand’s space...

Indonesia’s $550m SATRIA satellite in focus

Indonesia is readying its Very High Throughput Satellite SATRIA for launch in 2023. The satellite will provide broadband internet service (to include free WiFi access) to more than 149,400 unserved public...

Japan looks to space industry to stimulate stagnant economy

In 2017, the Japanese government published its Space Industry Vision 2030, which stated that Japan will work towards doubling the market size of its space industry to 2.4 trillion Japanese Yen...

China’s remote sensing satellites discover 10 Roman ruins in Tunisia

Tunisia’s Ministry of Culture recently unveiled that Chinese scientists have uncovered 10 ancient Roman archaeological remains in Tunisia using China’s remote sensing satellites and related space-based technologies. These sites, located in Gafsa,...

Chinese government launch site conducts first 2 commercial launches

This week, two Chinese NewSpace startups conducted suborbital launches at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, one of the launch sites owned by China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA). These...
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