Prof. Ibrahim Kucuk, head of the space science department at the Turkish Space Agency (TUA), declared in early October that his country’s main space goal (which is currently being worked on intensively) is to put its own lander on the moon. This goal directly relates to the “10 goals of… Read More »Turkey’s space strategy – analysis
At the end of September this year, the British government published the long-awaited National Space Strategy. The document of several dozen pages is called the first such comprehensive set of assumptions for the use of UK space assets in the areas of defense, science and technology and international relations (including… Read More »UK National Space Strategy – Analysis
New Zealand is rapidly climbing the list of countries favoring the development of commercial initiatives in the space sector. It was the country that made possible the world’s first space flights from a private spaceport operated by Rocket Lab, one of the most dynamic companies in the global lightweight launcher… Read More »New Zealand space industry – analysis
According to reports from the Breaking Defense website, spread by successive news agencies in the U.S. and around the world, the U.S. Department of Defense may soon reveal possession of a hitherto unknown system for combating artificial objects in outer space. Underlying the speculation are alleged off-the-record assurances from anonymous… Read More »Will DoD reveal a new space weapon?
South Korea’s science ministry announced Tuesday, July 20, that it will establish a special think tank oriented entirely on issues related to space policy and the broader development of space technology for national use. The think tank is expected to provide the Seoul government with expert support in organizing national… Read More »South Korea’s space think tank – Korea Space Policy Research Center
SoftBank is betting part of its future on services delivered from space that will serve customers far beyond the domestic market of Japan. SoftBank’s satellite program has three main components: a geostationary (GEO) satellite program to provide low-bandwidth Internet of Things (IoT) services from space; a low Earth orbit (LEO)… Read More »SoftBank and Non-Terrestrial Network development
Masten Space Systems, a developer of lunar landers, announced that it has been awarded a Phase II contract to develop a lunar positioning and navigation network through the U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX program. Masten Space Systems is an American space venture company founded in 2004 by rocket engineer David Masten,… Read More »Masten Space Systems won a contract from the US Air Force to develop lunar positioning service.
Planet Labs Inc., a pioneer in Earth observation satellite constellations, announced on July 7 that it has entered into an acquisition and business combination agreement with dMY Technology Group, Inc. dMY Technology Group, Inc. which is already listed on the New York Stock Exchange, will acquire Planet and the two… Read More »Planet leverages SPAC to go public
Hackers at Pyongyang’s service have gained access to sensitive technical data on South Korea’s recently unveiled space rocket, the first entirely developed with the resources from the country’s industry (Korea Space Launch Vehicle-II, also known as Nuri), the Seoul government’s intelligence service has revealed. The perpetrators infiltrated the data communications… Read More »North Korean hackers gained access to sensitive rocket data from its neighbour
Satellogic, a satellite venture company headquartered in Uruguay, announced on July 6 that it has entered into an acquisition and integration agreement with CF Acquisition Corp. CF Acquisition Corp. which is already listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, will acquire Satellogic and the two companies will merge, with Satellogic expected… Read More »Satellogic uses SPAC to go public