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...

Hungary’s Space Activities (Part 2): The smallsat programme & PocketQube missions

In Part 1 of this 2-part interview series, SpaceTech Asia interviewed János Solymosi, Founder & Director for Aerospace & Defense at BHE Bonn Hungary Electronics (BHE), on the traditional space industry...

China and Pakistan Sign Agreement to build the “Beihang BeiDou Silk Road Institute”

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Pakistan National University of Science and Technology brought forth a new chapter of collaboration between China and Pakistan with the signing of the “BeiDou Silk...

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...

China to launch at least 6 scientific spacecraft by 2021

China has just announced that it will launch a slew of space science missions, targeting the years 2020/21. The announcement was made yesterday at the first China Aerospace Conference, which was held...

ANSYS, Digilog Tech inaugurate space applications simulation centre in Kerala, India

ANSYS, a US-based engineering simulation company, and Digilog Technologies, an Indian security tech solutions company, have inaugurated the Centre for Advanced Simulation for Space Application (CASSA) in Thiruvananthapuram, in the Indian...

ISRO successfully tests High Thrust Vikas Engine for GSLV-Mk III

Yesterday, India’s space agency the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced it has successfully completed a ground test to qualify a high thrust version of its Vikas Engine, which is used...

Dubai Future Foundation to offer US$540,000 worth of international research grants

Following on SpaceTech Asia’s latest feature article, Space Startups and Funding, we’re happy to share that the Dubai Future Foundation has just launched the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Space Challenge, which...

Australian Satellite Comms Company Myriota to invest $2.72 million in IoT Lab

Myriota’s investment of $1.36 million, which will be matched by a grant from the South Australian State Government’s Future Jobs Fund, will allow the company to integrate its ultra-low-cost satellite IoT...

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...

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