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...

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...

Indonesia inaugurates a new propellant manufacturing facility

Last week, Indonesia’s Minister of Defence Ryamizard Ryacudu inaugurated the opening of a propellant manufacturing facility in Subang, West Java, owned by Indonesian defense contractor PT Dahana Persero. The manufacturing plant will...

Release of “TianYing”: China’s first four channel GNSS broadband RF Chip

China’s first four-channel Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) broadband radio frequency (RF) chip “TianYing” was released on 23 May 2017. It is an improved continuation of the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)...

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 the Indian...

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...

LAPAN to build centre for technology transfer

Indonesian space agency LAPAN will develop an Aerospace and Technology Park (ATP), which will facilitate technology transfer from LAPAN to government and private industry. Under this scheme, LAPAN aims to add...

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...

Kenya’s first satellite deployed from JAXA’s ISS module

On 11 May 2018, the first ever Kenyan was deployed into space from Japan’s space agency JAXA’s module on International Space Station (ISS). The satellite, known as 1KUNS-PF, is a 1U Cubesat...

ESA’s 1st 2018 launch will be on China’s Long March 2D on Feb 2

The European Space Agency's (ESA) first launch of 2018 will be of the GomX-4A and GomX-4B CubeSats, which will take place from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on February 2, according...

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Utilization of Space Resources: Indonesia’s Perspective

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