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...

ISRO Releases Updated Data from Satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released updated satellite data from two of its satellites, Scatsat-1 and RISAT-1, on 24 April 2017 and 18 April 2017 respectively. Data sets from...

Successful Launches from Russia and China

Yesterday, 20 April, was a very eventful day. The day began with the launch of Roscosmos’ Soyuz MS-04 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, at 1.13pm Baikonur time (07:13 UTC). The Soyuz carried cosmonaut Fyodor...

Launch Announcement: Excitement in China Over Tianzhou-1 Launch Today

This is an interesting week. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA7 made its way to the ISS yesterday and Russia will send two astronauts to the same today. Meanwhile, China appears to be...

Myanmar’s Cyclone Maarutha Dissipates, Claiming Three Lives

Cyclone Maarutha, which hit Myanmar on Sunday night, has dissipated, leaving a trail of flooding and destruction in its wake. According to Reliefweb, the cyclone claimed three casualties in the Irrawaddy Division...

ST Electronics Wins US$56M Worth of Contracts in Satellite Comms

Singapore-based company ST Engineering announced yesterday that its subsidiary, ST Electronics, has won US$56 million (SG$79 million) worth of contracts in the satellite communications sector. The pool of contracts comes from...

Russia and Indonesia to Collaborate on Indonesian Space Activities

Indonesia’s space agency, LAPAN, reported that it has begun discussions with Russia on space-related collaborations, especially in remote sensing. LAPAN announced yesterday that Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin paid a visit...

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