International Charter for Space & Major Disasters Activated for Cyclone Debbie

The International Charter for Space and Major Disasters has been activated for Cyclone Debbie, which hit Queensland, Australia, yesterday. According to the charter, the cyclone is a Category 4 storm bringing winds...

Trapped Thai boys rescued; tech companies aid in efforts

“Wild Boars is finally going home!” That was mu Space Corp CEO and founder James Yenbamroong’s reaction as he witnessed the final mission to rescue the remaining four teenage players of the...

Raman Research Institute & ISRO to study the early Universe

The Raman Research Institute (RRI) and ISRO Space Applications Center (SAC) have signed an MoU to work together to further the understanding of the evolution of Universe by looking for "wiggles"...

Indonesia reiterates its position on the fair use of geostationary orbits at the UN...

The 60th Session of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) took place from 7-16 June 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The Republic of Indonesia delegation consisting of...

Google Lunar XPRIZE extends deadline, offers $4.75 million in additional rewards

Google Lunar XPRIZE, in which five international teams are currently competing to land a spacecraft on the moon, has extended its deadline from end-2017 to 31 March 2018. Also, in addition to...

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...

ISRO awards contracts for satellite assembly, integration & testing to 3 industry players

On 18 July 2018, the U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), formerly known as the ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), signed a pact with private industry players in India for the Assembly,...

Space BD selected as sole service provider for nanosat deployment on Japan’s first HTV-X...

Space BD, a Japanese space startup that provides access to space, has been selected by Japan's space agency JAXA as an exclusive service provider for nanosatellite deployment from the first HTV-X,...

Upcoming launches related to Asia-Pacific (Aug-Sept 2017)

24 August 2017: Falcon 9 Full Thrust/Formosat 5 (Taiwan) Launch vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust, manufactured by SpaceX Payload: Formosat 5 (Taiwanese Earth Observation Satellite) Launch date: 24 August 2017 Launch time: 18:50-19:34 GMT Location: Vandenberg...

India completes Phase 1 of NavIC constellation with IRNSS1I launch

Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched IRNSS-1I into Geosynchronous orbit (GSO) using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C41 on Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 at 0404 (IST) from its Satish Dhawan...

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