Indonesia successfully launches two sounding rockets

Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN has successfully conducted two test flights of two of its sounding rockets, the RX 450 and RX 1220. The launches took place last week at the Space...

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...

JAXA and CNES Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Martian Moons Exploration

A few days ago, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it had signed an Implementing Arrangement with France's Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) to share technical expertise during the R&D...

Japanese space robot startup GITAI selected for 1st Google Demo Day Asia

GITAI, a Japan-based startup developing a humanoid robot for use in space, has been selected as one of the 10 finalists qualified to pitch at Google Demo Day Asia. An initiative allowing...

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...

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...

China to build first Mars base simulator in Qinghai province near Tibet

The Chinese Academy of Sciences has announced that China’s first Mars base simulator will be built at the Qaidam Basin area in Haixi Prefecture, Qinghai province, in south-western China. The simulator...

Interview: Orbion Space Technology seeks to revolutionise smallsat propulsion

Like passengers utilizing public transportation, all satellites on a single launch vehicle are not going to the same destination, yet the bus only has one stop. Once a satellite is placed into...

2nd batch of Chinese researchers to live in Yuegong-1 for a world record of...

Four more Chinese researchers, Liu Guanghui, Yi Zhihao, Chu Zhengpei and Wang Wei, have voluntarily entered China’s moon-simulation lab, known as Yuegong-1 or the Lunar Palace, and will remain confined there...

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...

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Interview: COO of Odysseus Space on Taiwan, laser technologies & automation...

Odysseus Space is a NewSpace company founded in Taiwan in 2016, by three French engineers. In 2018, Odysseus opened a second office...

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