JAXA scrubs Michibiki 3 launch due to problem with propulsion

Japan’s space agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has scrubbed the launch of its Michibiki 3 satellite. Originally planned for August 11, the launch was postponed to August 12 at approximately 2p.m....

China to tap into NewSpace with Long March 11 rocket

Today, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the Chinese space programme, announced that it will provide commercial launch services using its Long March 11 rocket. Long...

ISRO launch vehicle budgets and revenues

Yesterday, during a session of the Lok Sabha (the Indian parliament’s Lower House), several questions were raised about the budget and revenues of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) launch vehicles. Budget...

Electron failed to reach orbit due to ground equipment issue, says Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab, a launch services provider based in New Zealand and the U.S., has just released a statement reporting that the launch of its first rocket, Electron, failed to reach orbit...

AsiaSat 9 will be launched on 28 September by a Proton-M

AsiaSat, one of Asia’s largest satellite operators, has announced that it will launch AsiaSat 9 via a Proton-M on 28 September 2017 at Baikonur. AsiaSat 9 will be the 10th satellite launched...

Japanese company Interstellar launches sounding rocket Momo, aborts operation mid-flight

On 30 July 2017, at 16:31 JST (Japan Standard Time), Japan’s first private launch services company Interstellar Technologies attempted to launch its first liquid-fuel sounding rocket, Momo, from its site at...

Taiwan’s indigenous FORMOSAT-5 arrives at Vandenberg to prepare for SpaceX launch

Taiwan’s first indigenously-developed high-resolution remote sensing satellite, FORMOSAT-5, has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. A team of Taiwanese engineers welcomed the satellite to prepare for its launch slated for...

ISRO successfully tests indigenous ship-based antenna terminal

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it successfully tested its new Ship Borne Transportable (SBT) Antenna Terminal during the launch of the PSLV-C38 on 23 June 2017. Developed by...

China sends ‘motivational message’ to comfort the public on Long March 5 failure

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the Chinese space programme, and the manufacturer of the Long March 5, has officially released an uplifting public message in...

Long March 5-Y2 fails, Shijian-18 satellite lost

Yesterday, China’s heavy lift launcher, the Long March 5-Y2, failed to carry the Shijian-18 satellite into orbit. The live broadcast of the event was terminated before the separation of Shijian-18 from the...

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