JAXA launches final Michibiki satellite to commence GPS augmentation

This morning, at 7:01 JST (Japan Standard Time), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched Michibiki-4, the final satellite needed to make Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) operational. Michibiki-4 was launched using Mitsubishi Heavy...

China launches 2 more BeiDou-3 satellites

On 12 February 2018, at 1.03 p.m. Beijing time (GMT +8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. These will be China’s 28th...

Interview: Arianespace CEO on the roadmap to 2020 & beyond

Arianespace is the world’s first commercial launch services provider, established in 1980 and rooted in the European space agencies and institutions. It has enjoyed a large commercial market share over its...

India launches GSAT-29 in heaviest domestic launch to date

Yesterday, at 5.08 pm IST (GMT +5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched geostationary communications satellite GSAT-29, using its new GSLV Mark III launch vehicle. GSAT-29 is the heaviest satellite India has...

Singapore startups’ NuX-1 cubesat to be orbited via Momentus, SpaceX

Singapore startups Aliena and NuSpace have signed a launch service agreement with US-based Momentus for their NuX-1 cubesat, to be orbited during the first quarter of 2021.

UNSW Canberra launches 1st satellite, opens national space mission design facility

Australia’s first national space mission design facility was officially opened yesterday by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the University of New South Wales Canberra (UNSW Canberra), according to a press...

China launches 7th & 8th BeiDou-3M satellites

Last night, at 1:56 am Beijing time (UTC +8), China launched a pair of BeiDou-3 satellites that will add to China’s BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. These will be China’s 30th and 31st...

Additive Manufacturing in Launch Vehicles

Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing, as it is commonly known, is a technology that is being more and more used in manufacturing across many industries. The space industry is no...

Rocket Lab launches 13 CubeSats for NASA

On Sunday, December 16, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off at 06:33 UTC (19:33 NZDT) from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. This was Rocket...

China launches two SuperView-1 satellites for Chinese company Space View

Today at 11:24 a.m. Beijing time (03:24 UTC), in its first of 2018, China launched two satellites using a Long March 2D, from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The Long March 2D...

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