NanoAvionics to build nanosat for Singapore’s CaLeMPSat Research Mission

Nanosatellite mission integrator NanoAvionics has received a contract to build a 12U nanosatellite bus for the Singaporean research mission “Cathode-Less Micro Propulsion Satellite” (CaLeMPSat). The satellite bus is targeted...

Singapore/Malaysia universities conduct joint high-altitude balloon experiments

Last month, a team of students from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), successfully launched two high-altitude balloons to the...

China’s seeds have sprouted on the Moon!

For the first time in the history of the known universe, life has intentionally taken hold on another world. And in another first for mankind…new life has also died on a new...

Odysseus Space to collaborate with Taiwanese university on pulse plasma thruster

Taiwanese company Odysseus Space has just announced a collaboration with Taiwan's  National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) to develop a Pulse Plasma Thruster (PPT) propulsion system for small satellites, known as ARGO. This...

Why spaceplanes are not flying

Despite over 80 attempts taking place over seventy years, a true spaceplane has never been flown. No clear answer has emerged thus far why this concept is so elusive in its...

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...

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