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Japan’s Terra Drone gains footing in Central Asia with investment in leading Kazakh drone company KazUAV
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – July 18, 2019 – Japan-based Terra...
ISRO calls off Chandrayaan 2 launch due to technical glitch
India’s ambitious second lunar mission, Chandrayaan 2, suffered a...
Ministry of Interior wins global excellence award in GIS
Doha: The Ministry of the Interior, represented by the...
UAE military satellite lost in Vega launch failure
A European Vega launcher failed Wednesday night around two...
Russia Launches Telescope Into Space To Map The Cosmos In ‘Outstanding’ Detail
Russia has successfully launched a new telescope into space, marking...
UAE’s space programme: ‘UAE to come back stronger with the launch of Falcon Eye 2 soon’
Dubai: The loss of the Falcon Eye 1 satellite...
France announces Air and Space Force, due to launch in 2020
French President, Emmanuel Macron, has announced that the country's...
Russians come calling: ISRO and Russian Space Corporation to work together
Ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 14-15,...
China set to carry out controlled deorbiting of Tiangong-2 space lab
HELSINKI — China appears set to deorbit its Tiangong-2...
Terra Drone Eyes Middle East Market with New Joint Venture to Provide UAV Solutions for Survey Activities
Terra Drone sets up joint venture with NDTCCS, the...

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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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