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China Launches Another BeiDou Navigation Satellite
China sent a new BeiDou navigation satellite into orbit...
Isro Conducts First Crew Escape Test for India’s Manned Mission to Space
Taking a first step towards the country's human space...
Across China: Remote Sensing Identifies Permafrost Risks on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
LANZHOU - Chinese scientists are using unmanned aerial vehicles...
Indonesia’s Institut Teknologi Bandung Signs MoU for Utilisation of Science and Technology in Geospatial Information
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institut Teknologi...
China’s Earth Observation Satellites Monitor Typhoon Maria
China has been using two of its Earth observation...
China Launches Another BeiDou Navigation Satellite
China sent a new BeiDou navigation satellite into orbit...
GEC: Land surveying begins in Kanchi district of Tamil Nadu
CHENNAI: Amid tight security, the district administration has begun...
Planet Signs Deal with Thailand’s Space Agency to Serve National Monitoring
SAN FRANCISCO - Planet, the leading geospatial data and analytics...
Azerbaijan, Austria to Cooperate in the Field of Real Estate Cadastre and Geographic Information System
Azerbaijan`s State Committee on Property Issues and Austria`s Federal...
Russia to Procure New Remote-Sensing Satellite
The Russian space agency Roscosmos is planning to issue...

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Thailand’s Space Agency Signs Imagery Contract

Planet signed a deal with the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), an agency under Thailand’s Ministry of Science and Technology, to provide satellite imagery to enable frequent monitoring in the country. Planet will provide GISTDA...

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Hayabusa2 Rendezvous with Ryugu

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed that Hayabusa2, JAXA’s asteroid explorer satellite, rendezvoused with Ryugu, the target asteroid. On June 27, 2018, JAXA operated Hayabusa2 chemical propulsion thrusters for the spacecraft’s orbit control. Confirmation of the rendezvous...

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Philippines Launches First CubeSat into Space

Maya-1, the Philippines’ first cube satellite (CubeSat), was flown into space aboard the SpaceX Falcon-9 CRS 15 rocket launched on June 29, 2018, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Measuring 10 cubic centimeters and weighing about 1 kilogram, the...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights in Japan

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) concluded the first large-scale demonstration flights in Japan. The demonstration flights, which took place from May 10-23, 2018, were intended to promote the...

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Public Selects MIO as Name for JAXA Orbiter

JAXA selected MIO as the new name for the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO) to be launched this Japanese fiscal year. The selection process was based on public response to the MMO renaming project made during the designated...

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

China Launches Fengyun-2H Meteorological Satellite

On June 5, 2018, China launched Fengyun-2H, a meteorological satellite that will be placed in a geosynchronous orbit. The launch took place using the three-stage rocket Long March 3A from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province....

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

China Launches New Earth Observation Satellite

On June 2, 2018, China launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-6, which will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring. The Gaofen-6 was launched on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite...

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Australian Army Rolls Out Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Aerial Systems

As recently announced by the Australian Department of Defence, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will soon be rolled out to Australian Army soldiers in Brisbane following the completion of the Black Hornet Nano UAS Program. The Black Hornet...

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

First Kenyan Satellite Selected as Initial KiboCUBE Program

On May 11, 2018, the first CubeSat developed under the KiboCUBE program was successfully deployed from the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” of the International Space Station.   1KUNS-PF was developed as Kenya’s first satellite, and the University...

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

North Korea’s Last Nuclear Test Changed Height of Entire Mountain

An underground test of what was claimed by North Korea to be a hydrogen bomb shook the surrounding landscape so violently that it changed the shape of an entire mountain. Radar analysis of the area revealed changes...

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