South Korea successfully test launches KSLV-II rocket

Today, at approximately 4:05 p.m. South Korea time (GMT+9), the nation’s space agency, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) successfully test-launched the first stage of its orbital rocket KSLV-II (Korea Satellite Launch...

Airbus Bizlab to open centre in Kerala, India

Last Saturday, startup accelerator Airbus Bizlab signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of the Indian state of Kerala, to help establish an aerospace-focused innovation centre in Thiruvananthapuram. Under the...

Goonhilly joins 67-member consortium to back Australia’s SmartSat CRC initiative

UK-based company Goonhilly Earth Station has joined Airbus, BAE, Harris, Thales, and others, in forming a consortium to back Australia’s proposed SmartSat CRC (Co-operative Research Centre) that now totals 68 members. SmartSat...

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO to invest US$11.7m in space tech research

Today, Australia’s national science agency CSIRO announced it will be investing US$25.6 million (AU$35m) in space technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), of which US$11.7m (AU$16m) will go to space technology. The new...

SpaceChain launches and tests second blockchain nanosatellite

Singapore-based SpaceChain Foundation, a non-profit organization building the world’s first open-source blockchain-based satellite network, has announced the successful launch and good health of its second-generation blockchain node. The launch took place on...

The technology behind India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle

India’s space agency ISRO is a premier player in the launch of nano/micro satellite market space. According to SpaceWorks Commercial’s 2018 Small Satellite Report, ISRO’s workhorse PSLV vehicle launched more than...

Australian National University launches InSpace to bridge industry and academia

On 23 October, the Australian National University (ANU) launched its new institute Insitute for Space (InSpace), which will bring together technology, science and law research to advance Australia's space industry. ANU Vice...

China-ESA SMILE spacecraft to launch on Vega-C in 2021

Between October 10-12, scientists from China’s space programme and the European Space Agency (ESA) conducted a review of China-ESA joint mission SMILE. During the review, they confirmed that the SMILE spacecraft...

China’s Asteroid Capture Plan

Earlier this year, Chinese media outlets announced that researchers from the National Space Science Center in Beijing had come up with a plan to capture an asteroid and steer it back...

Malaysian amateur group to launch reusable suborbital rocket Q1 2019

Kedah Rocketry Group, an amateur rocketry group based in the state of Kedah in Northwest Malaysia, announced yesterday that it will launch Boleh 3 (B3), an indigenous reusable suborbital rocket, in...
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