Why we shouldn’t send humans to Mars

The question isn't really "Can we technically send Humans to Mars?" because sooner or later we'll be able to — most likely thanks to Elon Musk's hard work. The real question...

Using commercial-off-the-shelf components for space: a technical look

For some spacecraft manufacturers, the use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) parts is the only option to meet the performance and cost needs of a mission. For many satellite Original Equipment Manufacturers...

The role of intellectual property in space

Over the past decade there has been a transition from government to private enterprise conducting space-related activities. Several companies, such as Blue Origin, have publicly announced plans to establish a permanent human...

Insights into ISRO’s launches and missions of 2019

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has ended the year 2019 with a successful launch of the RISAT-2BR1 satellite. During this PSLV-C 48 mission nine foreign satellites were also launched under a commercial...

The US Space Force: A View from India

The President of the United States (US) Mr. Donald Trump has signed the 2020 National Defence Authorization Act and with it directed the establishment of the US Space Force...

Satellite innovation in APAC

We are at an interesting juncture for the satellite industry on a global scale. The market is evolving with more demand than ever before for satellite connectivity. Indeed, at a recent...

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