What is Quantum Key Distribution and why does it matter?

Over the past few months, with the success of China’s Micius satellite and Japan’s Socrates microsatellite, it seems satellite-based quantum key distribution (QKD) will soon be a reality. But what exactly...

China to design a reusable winged spacecraft

Yesterday, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) announced that it will be working with Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute, which designs military aircraft, to develop a new reusable spacecraft for...

UN & China invite applications to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and China's Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have invited applications from United Nations Member States to conduct experiments on-board China's Space Station (CSS). In...

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 satellite in...

Singapore Space Firm To Send Experiment to the International Space Station

Singapore-based space startup Bhattacharya Space Enterprises (BSE) announced that it has facilitated the deployment of Singapore’s first high school experiment to the International Space Station (ISS). Come 1st June 2017, a...

The way forward for ISRO’s launch vehicles

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched their heaviest launch vehicle to date, GSLV MK III, in June last year and are in preparation for launching the second and last of the...

Australia commits $31.3 million to gravitational waves research centre

Australia's Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, has opened the Australian Research Council’s $31.3 million Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery at the Swinburne University of Technology, according to...

Singapore, Australia student experiments being run on ISS

Two teams of students from Singapore and Australia, aged 16-22, designed research experiments that blasted off from the National Aeronautics and Administration (NASA) Mid-Atlantic Spaceport, on 21 May. The experiments, which test...

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...

Magellan Aerospace to open a US$22 mil manufacturing facility in India

Magellan Aerospace hosted a traditional groundbreaking ceremony on 15 November for the company’s new manufacturing and assembly facility in India, with Canada’s federal minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, participating in...

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Utilization of Space Resources: Indonesia’s Perspective

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