Australia to develop cubesat for predicting bushfires

Australia is currently developing its first cubesat designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to contain. The development...

Airbus, Leonardo, join Australia’s satellite research consortium

On 27 February, Airbus and Leonardo Australia joined the government's SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (Smartsat CRC), which officially opened the week before last. SmartSat CRC is...

Chang’E-4 reveals details about the lunar subsurface on the far side

On 26 February 2020, findings from China's exploration of the far side of the Moon were published in Science Advances. These findings were drawn from China's lunar mission Chang'E-4,...

Indonesia opens its largest anechoic chamber for satellite testing

Last Friday, Indonesia's space agency LAPAN officially opened its largest anechoic chamber, measuring 20 x 11 x 9.9 metres, in order to improve the country's satellite development capabilities. The...

Hungary’s Space Activities (Part 2): The smallsat programme & PocketQube missions

In Part 1 of this 2-part interview series, SpaceTech Asia interviewed János Solymosi, Founder & Director for Aerospace & Defense at BHE Bonn Hungary Electronics...

Two space projects selected for Australia’s CRC Projects grant, worth US$3.9m

Australia's Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants, which support short-term collaborative research projects, has selected 2 space-related projects out of the 24 recently awarded. The first,...

Black Sky Aerospace to help the UK’s Raptor Aerospace conduct launch tests in Australia

Queensland-based launch provider, Black Sky Aerospace, is facilitating UK company Raptor Aerospace's rocket motor test and sounding rocket launch campaign, to be conducted in Australia's Beyond the Blue sub-orbital...

ANSYS, Digilog Tech inaugurate space applications simulation centre in Kerala, India

ANSYS, a US-based engineering simulation company, and Digilog Technologies, an Indian security tech solutions company, have inaugurated the Centre for Advanced Simulation for Space Application (CASSA) in Thiruvananthapuram, in...

Japan-Thailand radar to study plasma bubbles that affect GNSS accuracy

Today, Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) announced the commencement of operations of a VHF radar that will study how plasma bubbles cause radio interference that...

Japan’s Tsubame records lowest ever satellite altitude

Tsubame, an Earth Observation satellite developed by Japan's space agency JAXA, has been registered by the Guinness World Records as having achieved the “lowest altitude by an Earth observation...

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