China launches lunar orbiter, commencing Chang’e 4 moon mission

At 5:28 a.m. on 21 May 2018, China launched its lunar relay satellite known as Queqiao, along with 2 other microsatellites. The three satellites will orbit the moon, marking the commencement...

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. ...

ISRO to improve sensitivity of gamma-ray burst detector

In light of the detection of gravitational wave (GW) GW170817, caused by the merger of binary neutron stars, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has declared it will improve the sensitivity...

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...

Animals in space: The unlikely space pioneers

Today marks the 57th anniversary when Ham became the first chimpanzee in space. I want to take this opportunity to look back at the involvement of animals in the space industry....

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...

Putin, Abe conduct live video chat with the International Space Station

On 26 May 2018, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe jointly conducted a live video call with two crew members of the International Space Station (ISS). The call...

New documentary shows astrophotography is possible in light-polluted Singapore

According to an article by National Geographic published on 3 April 2019, Singapore is one of the most light-polluted places on Earth. On a clear night, Singapore residents might be able...

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