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...

Singapore Space Firm To Send Experiment to the International Space Station

Singapore-based space startup Bhattacharya Space Enterprises (BSE) announced that it has facilitated the deployment of Singapore’s first high school experiment to the International Space Station (ISS). Come 1st June 2017, a...

China successfully launches Huiyan Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope

China had successfully launched its Hard X-Ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) “Huiyan” (“Insight”) with the Long March 4-B Carrier Rocket at 1500 on June 15 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The...

Mysterious suprathermal protons around the moon discovered by ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently announced that its first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1, discovered populations of suprathermal protons around the moon. These particles, which are hydrogen (H) in the...

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...

Japan demos world’s 1st instance of quantum communication with a microsatellite

With all the hype around China’s quantum teleportation breakthrough, the world scarcely noticed that around the same time, Japan achieved a similar feat with a microsatellite. Japan’s National Institute of Information and...

Second docking exercise of Tianzhou-1 and Tiangong-2 successfully completed

At 1455 on June 19, the second docking exercise of Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space station was successfully completed. Tianzhou-1 was first tested at 0937 on the same day for orbital...

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)...

JAXA begins test firing LE-5B-3 engine for second stage of H-3 rocket

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has begun test firing LE-5B-3, the engine developed for the second stage of its new H-3 rocket slated for launch in 2020. An enhanced version of...

JAXA’s clear-air turbulence detection system to be tested in Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 2018

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s onboard clear-air turbulence detection system will be tested for commercial use under Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program in 2018. Developed in 2012 through JAXA’s SafeAvio project, the system uses...

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