Asteroid Impact Threat Exercise Currently Being Conducted in Planetary Defense Conference in Tokyo

During the 2017 International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Planetary Defense Conference currently going on in Tokyo, US-based firm The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) will lead an asteroid impact threat exercise. Headed by Dr....

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’s Tianzhou-1: Its Mission, Experiments and Significance

On 20 April 2017, China’s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 was launched and made its way to China’s spacelab, Tiangong-2. Two days later, on 22 April, at about 4.00 UTC, Tianzhou-1 docked...

Russia and Indonesia to Collaborate on Indonesian Space Activities

Indonesia’s space agency, LAPAN, reported that it has begun discussions with Russia on space-related collaborations, especially in remote sensing. LAPAN announced yesterday that Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin paid a visit...

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...

China Publishes Research Paper Containing Details of Mars Exploration Mission

SciEngine, a platform which publishes Chinese scientific journals, has made public a paper outlining China’s Mars mission. Written by researchers from the China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing, and the Institute of...

ISRO To Build Two Wind-Tunnels at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has commissioned the building of a Hypersonic Wind Tunnel and Shock Tunnel at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvanathapuram. The two tunnels, which will enable...

Indonesia’s Space Agency, LAPAN, Collaborates with TU Berlin to Improve Rocket Technology

From 23-24 February 2017, members Indonesia’s Space Agency, LAPAN, worked with a team from the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) to share know-how on how to improve the country’s experimental...

JAXA co-develops sensing system to monitor space contamination

JAXA and Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd have codeveloped a new sensing system to monitor outgases emitted from components and materials of spacecraft. Known as Twin QCM, the system is new, world-first...

IIT-Kanpur and University of Leicester Partner to Assess Indo-Gangetic Plain Climate

The Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) in Uttar Pradesh will partner with the University of Leicester to assess climate and greenhouse-gas emissions on the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP). Using data gathered...
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