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...

The way forward for ISRO’s launch vehicles

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched their heaviest launch vehicle to date, GSLV MK III, in June last year and are in preparation for launching the second and last of the...

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...

ISRO’s PSLV-C39 mission fails due to heat shield mishap

India's PSLV's 41st flight began at 1900 hours IST from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. It was carrying the eighth satellite of the Indian...

India’s April Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost US$125m

India’s space agency ISRO will attempt to launch its second lunar Chandrayaan-2, in April this year, with a launch window that will last until October. Additionally, ISRO’s new Chairman, Dr. K Sivan,...

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....

Mitsubishi Awarded Contract for Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) Scheduled to Launch in 2021

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has appointed Mitsubishi Electric Corporation the prime contractor or the Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) scheduled to launch in 2021. The ETS-9 will be the centerpiece of...

Ariane 5 orbits two communications satellites on its 100th mission

On September 25, at 19:38 French Guiana time (GMT-3), Arianespace launched two communications satellites: Horizons 3e for Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 for Azercosmos and Intelsat. This...

Chinese startup One Space successfully tests first stage engine for orbital rocket

On 4 July, One Space, a Chinese NewSpace startup developing low-cost launch vehicles, successfully tested the first stage rocket motor of its M-series family of rockets. The success of this test means...

India launches GSAT-6A using improved GSLV Mark II

Update, 1 April 2018: ISRO has lost contact with the GSAT-6A, with the following statement being released on the website: "After the successful long duration firings, when the satellite was on course...
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