Gilmour Space completes first of four tests for world’s first interplanetary CubeSat propulsion system

Gilmour Space Technologies, a new space launch company based in Australia and Singapore, has successfully completed the first of four rocket motor tests for a CubeSat propulsion system that can potentially...

Heads of JAXA and ESA Announce Strengthening of Ties

During European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jan Woerner’s first visit to Japan on 15-16 May 2017, he met with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) President Dr Naoki Okumura to discuss...

The life of Qian Xuesen, father of China’s space programme

Undoubtedly the most important figure in China's space programme, Qian Xuesen (also spelt Tsien Hsue-shen) was responsible for directing the development of China's missiles and launch vehicles from 1956 to 1991. Born...

China completes Mars lander collision avoidance test

China has announced the completion of its Mars lander collision avoidance test, and this is also the first time China has made public the progress of its Mars mission spacecraft. ...

KARI contracts MDA for lunar mission communication subsystems

South Korea's space agency, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), has awarded a contract worth over US$5.74 million (CA$7 million) to Canadian company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). Under the contract, MDA...

KARI selects Thales Alenia Space for communications equipment on lunar probe

South Korea’s space agency, the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), has just signed a contract with Thales Alenia Space for its lunar probe’s communications equipment. Known as the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter...

Thailand, Singapore Announce New Missions at the 3rd Space Environment and Kibo Utilization Workshop

JAXA has just released an overview of its activities in February, in its monthly press release which outlines the previous month’s activities. This month’s release gave an overview of the 3rd Space...

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...

Crew of the Soyuz MS-04 Arrives at Baikonur In Preparation for Expedition 51 to...

Yesterday, NASA’s Jack Fischer and Roscosmos’ Fyodor Yurchikhin, the two crew members of Expedition 51 bound for the ISS, arrived at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, along with their backup crew, NASA’s Randolph Bresnik...

China’s Asteroid Capture Plan

Earlier this year, Chinese media outlets announced that researchers from the National Space Science Center in Beijing had come up with a plan to capture an asteroid and steer it back...

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