Post-Cyclone Debbie Flooding Continues to Affect Australia While it Heads towards New Zealand

Cyclone Debbie, the strongest tropical cyclone in Australia since 2015, has abated, leaving a trail of destruction and massive flooding across the Eastern Australia and Northern New Zealand. GeoScience Australia has requested...

China to Develop At Least 10 BeiDou Satellite Stations in Sri Lanka

China’s Wuhan Optics Valley BeiDou plans to set up at least 10 Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) in Sri Lanka, as part of its efforts to expand its BeiDou Navigation Satellite...

Indonesia Reiterates Importance of Space Regulation at UN Meeting

Indonesia has reiterated the importance of space regulation at the 56th session of the Legal Subcommittee meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (LSC-UNCOPUOS), which...

Indonesia’s Space Agency Shares Satellite Data with Papuan Fishermen

Indonesia’s space agency, LAPAN, has organized a sharing session with local fisherman from the province of Papua, in order to educate them on the use of satellite data for fishing. Held at...

Making the Case for India’s National Space Policy: A Dialogue

In a recent panel discussion held by the Observer Research Foundation, experts from various sectors got together to discuss India’s need for a national space policy. With representatives from government, law, academia,...

International Charter for Space & Major Disasters Activated for Cyclone Debbie

The International Charter for Space and Major Disasters has been activated for Cyclone Debbie, which hit Queensland, Australia, yesterday. According to the charter, the cyclone is a Category 4 storm bringing winds...

Philippine Microsatellite Diwata-1’s First Year in Space

The first Philippines-made microsatellite, Diwata-1, has now been orbiting Earth for one year, having been launched on March 23 2016. Diwata-1, named after the Tagalog word for “deity” or “spirit” derived from...

China Publishes Research Paper Containing Details of Mars Exploration Mission

SciEngine, a platform which publishes Chinese scientific journals, has made public a paper outlining China’s Mars mission. Written by researchers from the China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing, and the Institute of...

ISRO To Build Two Wind-Tunnels at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has commissioned the building of a Hypersonic Wind Tunnel and Shock Tunnel at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvanathapuram. The two tunnels, which will enable...

ISRO Sends Two Research Teams to Antarctica to Monitor Climate Change

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has sent two research teams as part of the 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (36-ISEA), which aims to monitor climate change. Conducted annually, the Indian...