Indonesia and China to Strengthen Cooperation, Build Launch Site

Yesterday, Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN announced the completion of bilateral meetings with China. Among the topics discussed was the building of a launch site in Indonesia that would cater to the...

China and Pakistan Sign Agreement to build the “Beihang BeiDou Silk Road Institute”

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Pakistan National University of Science and Technology brought forth a new chapter of collaboration between China and Pakistan with the signing of the “BeiDou Silk...

Asteroid Impact Threat Exercise Currently Being Conducted in Planetary Defense Conference in Tokyo

During the 2017 International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Planetary Defense Conference currently going on in Tokyo, US-based firm The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) will lead an asteroid impact threat exercise. Headed by Dr....

Heads of JAXA and ESA Announce Strengthening of Ties

During European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jan Woerner’s first visit to Japan on 15-16 May 2017, he met with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) President Dr Naoki Okumura to discuss...

Rocket Lab to Conduct Inaugural Launch at the World’s First Private Launch Site

Rocket Lab, a private US-New Zealand rocket development and launch company, has announced that it will conduct the first launch of its Electron rocket within the next two weeks. Named “It’s...

SKY Perfect JSAT Invests in LeoSat for Faster-Than-Fibre Connectivity

Asia’s largest satellite operator, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), has signed an agreement with US-based LeoSat Enterprises to invest in the latter, which seeks to provide the first commercially available, extremely...

Embarkation Ceremony of “Yuegong-365” at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

On May 10, the “Yuegong 365” project was officially commenced when the first batch of four volunteers (Liu Hui, Liu Dian Lei, Hu Jing Fei, Gao Han) entered the simulated space...

Data from Fengyun-4 Used for the First Time to Track Dust Storms

The northern parts of China have seen the most serious dust storm of the year. On the morning of 4 May, Fengyun-4 (FY-4) meteorological satellite monitored the movement of the dust storm and...

New ISRO App Calculates Solar Energy Potential Using Satellite Data

Solar energy industry professionals can now use the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) new Android app, Solar Calculator, to help with decision-making in numerous applications. The new app enables users to calculate...

‘March for Science’ in Asia-Pacific, 22 April 2017

In conjunction with Earth Day, 22 April, individuals championing science took to the streets to protest against alleged 'anti-science policies' and to 'defend scientific integrity'. The marches are stipulated to continue...
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