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India’s Department of Space Minister Jitendra Singh explains causes of PSLV-C39 failure

Yesterday on 8 February 2017, Dr. Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Department of Space, replied to a written question about the causes of the PSLV C-39...

China launches 2 Yaogan remote sensing satellites using new Yuanzheng-1S upper stage

Today, at 10:43 am Beijing time (UTC+8), China launched a pair of remote sensing satellites using the Long March 2C launch vehicle from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Today’s launch marked the...

India’s 19 upcoming missions, and ISRO’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)

India will conduct 19 missions from now till March, according to K Sivan, Chairman of India’s space agency ISRO. These will include the launch of India’s lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, which has been...

JAXA & ISRO to embark on Joint Lunar Polar Exploration

Japan’s space agency JAXA and India’s space agency ISRO have signed an Implementation Arrangement (IA) for a Joint Lunar Polar Expedition. Under the IA, the two agencies will jointly conduct a feasibility...

China successfully launches two satellites for Pakistan: PRSS-1 & PakTES-1A

At 11:56, of July 9th, 2018, a LM-2C/SMA launch vehicle was launched successfully and sent the PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A satellites to designated orbits, according to a press release by China Great...

Two Chinese launches in 3 days

Earlier today, at 1.43 am Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched a BeiDou-3 navigation satellite from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre, the third satellite in the BeiDou-3 IGSO (Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit)...

Blue Origin’s New Shepard carries first payload from Asia with Mission 9

Blue Origin today successfully launched the New Shepard space vehicle's Mission 9, carrying payloads from private companies, universities and space agencies. A statement by the company indicated that the mission was a success for...

Kenya’s first satellite deployed from JAXA’s ISS module

On 11 May 2018, the first ever Kenyan was deployed into space from Japan’s space agency JAXA’s module on International Space Station (ISS). The satellite, known as 1KUNS-PF, is a 1U Cubesat...

Rocket Lab’s next launch will be a commercial flight

Rocket Lab has today confirmed its next launch will be the company’s first fully commercial flight. Two Lemur-2 cubesats for launch customer Spire Global will be on board the upcoming launch,...

Spaceflight to launch 11 small satellites on India’s PSLV in December/January

Seattle-based satellite rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight has announced that it will launch 11 small satellites on India's next launch. The launch will see the PSLV C40 carry the Cartosat-2ER Earth...

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