China launches LKW-3 earth observation satellite

On 13 January 2018, China launched LKW-3, the third satellite in a series known simply as "Land Survey Satellite". The launch took place at 3:10p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) using a Long...

Rocket Lab’s Electron successfully reaches orbit on 2nd launch attempt

Today, at 14:43 NZDT (GMT+13), Rocket Lab successfully reached orbit with the second test flight of its Electron orbital launch vehicle Still Testing. The two-stage liquid fuel rocket, which has a...

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...

UNOSAT To Help With Capacity Building for Bhutan’s Satellite Imagery Analysis

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), has offered to help with capacity building for Bhutan’s satellite imagery analysis, based on reports by Bhutanese Prime...

South Korea to complete rocket engine tests for KSLV-II

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), which is South Korea’s space agency, has announced that it is currently conducting final engine tests for its upcoming launch vehicle, the Korea Space Launch...

Arianespace to launch KOMPSAT-7 for South Korea’s space agency

South Korea’s space agency, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), will launch earth observation satellite KOMPSAT-7 on Arianespace’s Vega C rocket in 2021. KOMPSAT-7 will be the fourth KARI satellite – as...

mu Space issues proposal request to build a satellite covering Asia-Pacific

mu Space Corp, a Thailand-based company with plans to operate its own geostationary telecommunication satellites, has approved the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a manufacturer to build the...

Gilmour Space completes first of four tests for world’s first interplanetary CubeSat propulsion system

Gilmour Space Technologies, a new space launch company based in Australia and Singapore, has successfully completed the first of four rocket motor tests for a CubeSat propulsion system that can potentially...

Indian launch vehicle startup AgniKul selected for Airbus BizLab

AgniKul Cosmos, a Chennai-based startup aiming to develop its own small launch vehicles, has been selected as one of the 24 new startups to join Airbus’ accelerator BizLab. Through this programme,...

NASA, Government of Japan Formalize Gateway Partnership for Artemis Program

NASA and the Government of Japan have finalized an agreement for the lunar Gateway, an orbiting outpost that commercial and international partners will build together. This agreement strengthens the broad effort...

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