Updates from Hayabusa2 and its MASCOT lander

Previously we reported on how the asteroid sample-return spacecraft Hayabusa2 was finally within range of its target to get a slightly-less blurred look of the surface features. In this article, we’re going to...

Facing the heat: the amazing engineering of the Parker Solar Probe

The other evening when I took a taxi ride home, the driver said “what a hot day!” as soon as I got in. She went on to explain that she had...

Japan’s ispace selects SpaceX for first two lunar missions

ispace, a Japan-based company developing robotics for lunar delivery and resource exploration, announced today that SpaceX will be the launch provider for its first two maiden voyages to the Moon scheduled...

Australia’s new Space Industry Roadmap reveals space exploration plans

On 24 September, Australia’s national science agency CSIRO published its latest space industry roadmap, which aims to grow the nation’s domestic space industry to AU$12 billion (US$8.7 billion) by 2030. The...

Thailand’s mu Space unveils Iron Man spacesuit design, to develop terrestrial IoT apparel

mu Space, a Thai NewSpace company with plans to provide both satellite communications and space tourism, has just announced two new developments: a spacesuit design for space tourists, as well as...

ANA Holdings & JAXA partner to create a new space-based avatar industry

ANA Holdings and Japan’s space agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have announced the launch of "AVATAR X," a multi-phased program to revolutionize space exploration and development using real-world Avatars. These...

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...

The Sungazers: Asian solar missions

On August 12th, NASA launched their Parker Solar Probe on a Delta V from Cape Canaveral. The 1.5 billion USD probe, which is designed to examine the outer corona of our...

Why Titan is the best place for Humans in the Solar System beyond Earth

While almost everyone has their eyes set on Mars as the next destination for Humans in space, the truth is that we should probably not send people there (read why here)....

India’s second tryst with our Moon: Chandrayaan-2

An Indian spacecraft’s second tryst with earth’s only natural satellite in the form of the Chandrayaan-2 mission has been ongoing for some time now. What started as a joint mission with...

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