UK and Singapore to collaborate on quantum CubeSat

The governments of Singapore and the UK have announced a £10 million initiative (US$13.03m) to build and fly a satellite quantum key distribution (QKD) test bed. Through this collaboration, Singapore and...

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...

Japan launches cargo spacecraft to the ISS, carrying CubeSats from Japan, Singapore

On September 23, at 2:54 a.m. JST (UTC+9), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched its cargo spacecraft, Kounotori-7 (HTV7), to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch took place using Japan’s H-IIB...

AsiaSat issued US patent for mitigating spectrum imbalance

AsiaSat has just been issued a U.S. patent for methods and systems to mitigate the imbalance of uplink and downlink spectrum allocation in satellite communications. This patent will be used to address...

ANA Holdings & JAXA partner to create a new space-based avatar industry

ANA Holdings and Japan’s space agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have announced the launch of "AVATAR X," a multi-phased program to revolutionize space exploration and development using real-world Avatars. These...

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...

Indonesia aims to launch an indigenous orbital rocket by 2040

Indonesia’s space agency LAPAN has announced its aim to launch an indigenous orbital rocket by 2040, with the ability to insert a 1-tonne satellite into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The announcement was...

Additive Manufacturing in Launch Vehicles

Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing, as it is commonly known, is a technology that is being more and more used in manufacturing across many industries. The space industry is no...

The Sungazers: Asian solar missions

On August 12th, NASA launched their Parker Solar Probe on a Delta V from Cape Canaveral. The 1.5 billion USD probe, which is designed to examine the outer corona of our...

China completes first tests of space station’s propulsion system

On 14 August, China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA), announced it has completed the first round of tests for the propulsion system of its space station, expected to...
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