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...

Astroscale to launch its first microsatellite on 28 November from Russia

Astroscale is "the first private company with a mission to secure long-term spaceflight safety by developing space debris removal services." Launching its corporate headquarters in Singapore in 2013, R&D office in Japan...

mu Space Corp confirms satellite mission aboard New Glenn

mu Space Corp today confirmed at the Satellite 2018 event that they will launch a geostationary satellite aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn orbital rocket. The launch window starts in late 2020. Commenting...

China launches Gaofen-11 high-resolution optical satellite

On 31 July 2018, at 11am Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Gaofen-11 (GF-11), a high-resolution optical satellite for earth observation of China and the Belt and Road countries. The launch took...

ISRO’s PSLV launches 31 satellites, including from Australia & Malaysia

Today, at 9:58 a.m. IST (GMT +5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. The mission, known as...

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 investigates Long March 5 Y2 failure, prepares end-2018 launch of Y3

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has determined that its heavy lift launcher, the Long March 5, crashed because of momentary decline in the engine's thrust caused by localised anomalies in...

Arianespace to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2

Arianespace has been selected to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2, the country’s new earth observation satellite, which will be built by Airbus. THEOS-2 will be launched in 2021, using either Arianespace’s existing Vega small...

Australia’s Black Sky Aerospace to begin manufacturing Solid Rocket Motors (SRM)

Queensland-based Black Sky Aerospace has just been given the green light by regulators to begin the process towards the manufacture of Solid Rocket Motors (SRM). The company will be the...

JAXA launches radar satellite ASNARO-2

In its first launch of the year, Japan’s space agency JAXA launched its radar satellite ASNARO-2 using its small launcher Epsilon-3. The launch took place this morning, at 6:06 a.m. JST...

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