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Singapore Slings Its Seventh Satellite From the ISS
"The long-term goal of the Kyutech-NTU joint space program is to do a lunar mission using the technologies demonstrated by these two satellites."
 
Thailand's Digital Economy and Society Ministry Studies Satellite Service Industry Reform
The deputy permanent secretary of the ministry, said that the committee would then forward its final decision to the nation's Cabinet in March.
 
From France to Florida... Eurostar's SES-10 is on its Way for SpaceX Launch
SES-10 is the 45th satellite based on the Eurostar E3000 platform and the tenth to use electric propulsion for station-keeping.
 
ULA's  L-1 Launch Tomorrow USAF's SBIRS GEO Flight 3 One of the Nation's Highest Priority Programs 
L-1 update of SBIRS mission... missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness.  
 
First Singaporean Satellite Takes Leave Of ISS
The satellite will conduct tests to evaluate the durability of commercial off-the-shelf microprocessors in space...
 
China Plans to Launch an Earthquake Cognizant Satellite
This satellite may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes and is the nation's first, space-based platform for monitoring tremors.
 
JAXA's Akatsuki Probe Spots Perhaps The Largest Gravity Wave In Solar System... Ever
a Japanese space mission—that is centered around investigating Venus has made an amazing discovery.
 
NASA's Astronaut Gene Cernan Last Man to Walk on the Moon Dies "Perhaps the Brightest Moment of My Life"
"Those steps up that ladder, they were tough to make," Cernan recalled in a 2007 oral history. "I didn't want to go up. I wanted to stay a while."
 
Satellite Image a Mad Max Journey to Supply Earth's Most Remote Antarctica Research Station
It shows a gruelling 10 day traverse to reach Concordia, a giant two towered research station in Antarctica.
 
NASA's Earth Observatory Reveals Cambodia's Incredibly Shrinking Forests 
Cambodia has one of the fastest rates of forest loss in the world. In broad swaths of the country
 
ULA NROL-79's Launch Date Troublesome... Working to Resolve Atlas V Booster Issue
... actively working to resolve Atlas V second stage booster issues discovered during vehicle testing.
 
SMi's 12th Annual Military Space Situational Awareness... London in April an Early Bird Offer
...explore key situational awareness challenges in an increasingly contested, congested and competitive space.
 
SMi’s 7th MilSatCom Asia Pacific in Singapore this May... Early Bird Offer Ends Soon
Just as highways are becoming more congested, so it is with space. And space in space is becoming more congested, contested and competitive,
 
Russia Admits Military Satellite Constellation...Surveillance of Enemy Vehicles and Vessels  
has one important capability that its US-A predecessor didn't: to listen in on communications sent by enemy ships and vehicles, including communications using closed channels.
 
SpaceX's Successes... Launches Iridium's NEXT Satellites and the Booster Returns 
...the new satellites will be positioned near a current generation satellite, each moving at approximately 17,000 miles per hour as testing begins.
 
JAXA's Failure to Launch a Tiny Satellite From a Small Rocket
“It’s very regrettable. We’d like to determine the cause” of the failure,..."
 
Airbus Doesn't Want To Be the Only One Having All the Fun... Enter the SpaceDataHighway Challenge
"... is like the first optical fiber in space, but with the added advantage of mobility. Therefore, the scope of possible applications is vast”
 
NSR Goes to a Higher Place... Above Controlled Airspace
Who are the main players and what is their development roadmap?
 
ISRO's Aim of 103 Satellites' Launch... Forget Setting a Record Just Maximize Capability
"We are not looking at it as a record or anything."
 
Russia Makes Progress on Destruction of Progress MS-04 Cargo Vehicle 
...the conclusion that the oxidizer tank of the third-stage engine was ripped open with an impact of fragments that emerged with the destruction of ...