China Launches Shijian-13, Continuing Trend of Launch Successes

China National Space Administration’s communications satellite, Shijian-13, was successfully launched aboard a Long March 3B (Chang Zheng 3B) rocket at 7.03 p.m local time. It appears the launch was a public one,...

Using Satellite Data to Track Volcanic Emissions

A team led by researchers from Michigan State University has published a study on volcanic sulfur dioxide emissions, based on satellite data provided by NASA’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory. The data...

BIRDS CubeSats from 5 Countries have successfully been deployed from Japan’s Kibo module at...

On July 7, 2017, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30p.m. JST (Japan Standard Time), five CubeSats springing from an international collaboration between universities were successfully deployed from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA)...

Lockheed Martin Unveils New Software to Protect Space Assets

Lockheed Martin has just announced the release of its new proprietary software, Intelligent Space (iSpace), which is designed to protect satellites and other space assets by providing real-time updates and recommending...

April to May 2017 – Important Launches from India and China

Every month’s an exciting month for launches, but April and May 2017 are looking to be particularly action-packed for India and China. In April, China is slated to launch its...

SKY Perfect JSAT Invests in LeoSat for Faster-Than-Fibre Connectivity

Asia’s largest satellite operator, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), has signed an agreement with US-based LeoSat Enterprises to invest in the latter, which seeks to provide the first commercially available, extremely...

India’s Lost Lunar Probe, Chandrayaan-1, Found After 7 Years by NASA Radar

Chandrayaan-1, the first lunar probe launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2008, has been found after having lost contact with Earth on 29 August 2009. Yesterday, NASA announced that...

Inmarsat Awards $130 million Contract for Additional Comms Satellite to Thales Alenia Space

Inmarsat, provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) broadband network communications satellite to Thales...

JAXA Launches Mitsubishi’s H-2A Carrying Japanese Military Satellite

At approximately 9.20 a.m. today, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its Mitsubishi H-2A rocket from the Tanegashima launchpad, carrying a Japanese military satellite, IGS Radar-5 into orbit. The launch, which...

Mitsubishi Awarded Contract for Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) Scheduled to Launch in 2021

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has appointed Mitsubishi Electric Corporation the prime contractor or the Engineering Test Satellite 9 (ETS-9) scheduled to launch in 2021. The ETS-9 will be the centerpiece of...

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