A close look at JAXA’s Int-Ball zero-gravity drone on the ISS

On 4 June 2017, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) and carried with it the world’s first zero-gravity camera drone that can be controlled from...

Two ISRO space technologies to be used in India’s vehicles

Two technologies developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be used in India’s automobile and transportation sectors to improve efficiency and contribute to the country’s development. The first is a...

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....

Indonesia’s space agency holds rocketry contest for university students

Indonesia's National Aeronautics and Aviation Agency (LAPAN), organised a Rocket Assembly and Rocket Indonesia Contest (Komunrindo), and a Weather Balloon Assembly Contest 2017 (Kombat) for public and private university students all...

China to build first Mars base simulator in Qinghai province near Tibet

The Chinese Academy of Sciences has announced that China’s first Mars base simulator will be built at the Qaidam Basin area in Haixi Prefecture, Qinghai province, in south-western China. The simulator...

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...

NASA to contribute to 2 upcoming JAXA missions

NASA and Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have announced plans to continue collaborating on space exploration missions. In a press conference held at JAXA headquarters yesterday, the two...

What is Quantum Key Distribution and why does it matter?

Over the past few months, with the success of China’s Micius satellite and Japan’s Socrates microsatellite, it seems satellite-based quantum key distribution (QKD) will soon be a reality. But what exactly...

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...

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...

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Utilization of Space Resources: Indonesia’s Perspective

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