China to design a reusable winged spacecraft

Yesterday, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) announced that it will be working with Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute, which designs military aircraft, to develop a new reusable spacecraft for...

The role of intellectual property in space

Over the past decade there has been a transition from government to private enterprise conducting space-related activities. Several companies, such as Blue Origin, have publicly announced plans to establish a permanent human...

Japan to take 8K images of Martian moons

Japan's space agency JAXA has announced it will be working with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) to develop a “Super Hi-Vision Camera” that is capable of filming in 4K and 8K for...

Hitomi’s data reveals similarities between the Perseus Cluster & our solar system

Hitomi, a space observatory developed by Japan's space agency JAXA, has enabled scientists to discover that the proportions of elements found in the Perseus Cluster are nearly identical to what astronomers...

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...

China completes design of graphene composite film for light propulsion

China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), the rocket development arm of the Chinese space programme, revealed that it has designed a graphene composite film suitable for use in light-propelled spacecraft. This...

Interview: Microspace, Singapore’s 1st Newspace company

Microspace, which builds and operates its own nanosatellites, is Singapore's first Newspace company, having set up here in 2007. The company launched its first satellite POPSAT in 2014, making history for...

ISRO releases Oct 8 Mars images

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has just released its most recent image of Mars, taken on October 8 2017, from at altitude of from an altitude of 70,157 km (the first...

India’s Prime Minister announces manned space mission by 2022

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Independence Day speech today, announced that the country is set on flying its first manned space mission by 2022. This comes in light of recent...

German instrument on China’s lunar lander measures cosmic radiation

The Chang'e-4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the Moon on 3 January 2019. On board, German instrument Lunar Lander Neutron and Dosimetry (LND) has been measuring temporally...

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