Nanosatellite with Singapore start-up’s thruster deployed into space on SpaceX mission

The Straits Times, Jan 14, 2022 SINGAPORE – Billionaire Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, deployed a nanosatellite into orbit early on Friday (Jan 14) morning, bringing along with it a thruster that was designed and produced by a Singaporean tech start-up. The thruster engine was from Aliena, a company started in 2018 by two students who…

The sky is no limit for Brisbane aerospace start-up Hypersonix

Business News Australia, Jan 14, 2022 An Australian aerospace engineering start-up is partnering with the University of Sydney to build a zero emissions hypersonic spaceplane capable of deploying small satellites into low earth orbit. Brisbane-based Hypersonix Launch Systems, which is aiming to provide sustainable and affordable access to space, will collaborate with University of Sydney’s…

SpaceX launches 105 small satellites into orbit, nails rocket landing

space.com, Jan 13, 2022 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its second rocket of the year Thursday morning (Jan. 13) as one of its veteran boosters carried 105 small satellites into orbit before landing back on Earth. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off into a clear blue sky at 10:25 a.m. EST (1525 GMT) from Space Launch…

Amazon’s Alexa and Cisco’s Webex are heading to deep space on NASA’s upcoming Moon mission

The Verge, Jan 5, 2022 When NASA debuts its new massive deep-space rocket for the first time in the coming months, a familiar voice assistant and video teleconferencing tool will be going along for the ride. A version of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant and Cisco’s Webex videoconferencing platform will be included on the flight to space,…

World Bank and Singapore Space & Technology launch Digital Earth Partnership Technology Challenge on Urban Heat

Yahoo!Finance, Dec 23, 2021 SINGAPORE, Dec. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore Space & Technology Limited (SSTL) announces the second year of its partnership with the World Bank Group, to organize a Digital Earth Partnership Technology Challenge focused on the measurement and analysis of extreme urban heat. The challenge aims to improve our understanding of the Urban Heat…

Japan launches huge Inmarsat-6 F1 communications satellite into orbit

space.com, Dec 22, 2021 The I-6 pair “are the largest and most sophisticated commercial communications satellites ever launched.” A huge, highly advanced commercial communications satellite just took to the skies. The Inmarsat-6 F1 satellite launched atop a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-2A rocket on Wednesday (Dec. 22) from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center at 10:32 a.m. EST (1532 GMT). The 12,060-pound…

Skyrora Builds the Largest Hybrid 3D Printer in Europe to Manufacture Engine Parts for Future Rockets

Skyrora, Dec, 22, 2021 Custom-built Skyprint 2 will drastically reduce manufacturing time and produce parts up to 2.3 metres high when it starts production in Q2 2022  Edinburgh, 22 December 2021 – Skyrora has created Skyprint 2, the largest hybrid printer of its kind in Europe, to optimise the speed and efficiency of manufacturing rocket…

Japan space agency starts recruiting astronauts for 1st time in 13 years

JapanToday, Dec 21, 2021 For the first time in 13 years, Japan’s space agency on Monday started recruiting new astronauts to carry out missions on the International Space Station and participate in a U.S.-led lunar exploration program. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency aims to finish the recruitment drive by February 2023, accepting applications through March…

Klepsydra raises CHF 1 million to further advance and certificate its edge computing software

venturelab.swiss, Dec 20, 2021 Inspired by algorithmic trading techniques, Klepsydra develops high-performance software for edge data processing applications in real-time. Its unprecedented results can be applied today to all kinds of small computers that are found in thousands of devices used daily in sectors such as space, aerospace, automobiles, robotics, IoT, smart agriculture, and medicine.…