ISRO visits Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN to discuss Chandrayaan-2

On 26 April 2018, delegates from India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), visited Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN at its Satellite Centre in Bogor, West Java. The purpose of...

Japan’s Infostellar to establish UK office

On January 7, Japanese antenna-sharing startup Infostellar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Satellite Applications Catapult, a UK-based company that helps space companies with technology, business strategy, and commercialisation. As...

Kacific signs contract worth $10m with Newtec for VSAT platform

Singapore-based satellite operator Kacific has announced the signing of a contract worth US$10m with satcomm manufacturer Newtec, for the Newtec Dialog VSAT multiservice platform. Under the contract, Newtec will provide Kacific with Newtec Dialog...

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...

Australia kicks off 3rd Off Earth Mining Forum

Today, The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) kicked off its 3rd Off Earth Mining Forum (OEMF), hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney from 19-20 September. First...

China launches Sino-Italian satellite Zhangheng-1, two ESA CubeSats & 4 others

On 2 February 2018 at 3:15pm Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Zhangheng-1, also known as China Seismo Electromagnetic Satellite (CSES) along with six other satellites. These included 2 CubeSats from the...

Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Electron, Making New Zealand a Spacefaring Nation

Space startup Rocket Lab has successfully launched its Electron rocket from the Mahai Peninsula, propelling New Zealand into the list of spacefaring nations. After 3 days of delays due to bad weather,...

Gilmour Space passes first orbital engine tests, aims for suborbital launch in 2018

Gilmour Space Technologies, a rocket company based in Australia/Singapore, has just announced the success of the first of its full-scale orbital engine tests. In December, Gilmour Space conducted ground tests of its...

Capricorn Space secures licences to establish ground stations in Australia

Melbourne-based Capricorn Space, a ground segment operator and service provider founded in early 2018, has secured licences from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to establish ground infrastructure in Australia. Initial...

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...

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