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Third France-South Korea Space Forum Takes Place In Seoul

The President of the French national space agency (Centre national d’études spatiales – CNES), Jean-Yves Le Gall, and Lim Cheol-Ho, President of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), in the presence of Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance, and Fabien Penone, France’s Ambassador …

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China Private Space: LandSpace Successfully Tests Oxygen-Methane Engine

TQ 12 Engine, courtesy LandSpace

Private Chinese company, LandSpace, has successfully tested an oxygen-methane engine. Called TQ-12, the 80-tonne thrust engine completed the 20-second test and has the third highest thrust level in comparison with the same engine type, in the world. Using gas that is readily available, the engine is low cost and also …

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Myanmar Government And Japan’s Hokkaido University Discuss Building Earth Observation Satellite

Representatives of Japan’s Hokkaido University recently visited Myanmar to discuss the possibility of building a small Earth observation satellite with counterparts at the Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University, according to an English-language report in the Myanmar press. If approved, the Earth observation satellite project is likely to begin in the 2019-2020 …

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Finland’s ICEYE Partners With APSI To Provide SAR Satellite Imagery To South Korean Market

Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. (APSI), and ICEYE, the global leader in small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, announced on 15 May 2019 that the organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding about working together to support the South Korean New Space market. As a part of the agreement, APSI will …

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Japanese Military Space: MoD To Allocate 100 Personnel For Space Domain Mission Unit By FY2022; Seeks Replacement For Lost WorldView-4

Japan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed that it will assign 100 military personnel to its Space Domain Mission Unit that is expected to be stood up by Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and will based at the Fuchu Air Base, operated by the Japanese Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF), west of …

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SES Networks And PNG DataCo Restore Connectivity To Earthquake-Stricken Papua New Guinea

Mobile networks and broadband Internet access for corporate and consumer customers operated by PNG DataCo have been restored by SES Networks following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck near the town of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea in the early morning hours of 7 May 2019, SES announced today. Connectivity for DataCo …

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Rocket Lab Announces Spaceflight Rideshare Launch From New Zealand

Rocket Lab announced on 10 May 2019 that its next flight will launch multiple spacecraft on a mission procured by satellite rideshare and mission management provider, Spaceflight. The launch window will open in June, with launch taking place from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. The …

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