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Major milestones in Chinese space exploration

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China launched a spacecraft on Thursday carrying three astronauts to the main module of the country's space station, its first crewed mission in nearly...

China’s space race: Careless military whispers

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The space debris generated by China’s Long March 5B re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere on 8 May 2021 is actually far from being the only...

Key opportunities exist for South Africa in the space sector

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The South African space sector holds a number of opportunities for local companies, notably small satellite design, manufacture and launch and payload development. This is...

ISS: Africa can’t stay out of the space race

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Can Africa avoid getting sucked into the 21st-century contest, or should it also reach for the stars? Space powers or aspirant space powers like India,...

New South African space industry body launched

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The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has launched a new industry body called ZASpace Inc to support and grow the South African space...

NATO aims to make space new frontier in defense

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NATO aims to recognize space as a domain of warfare this year, four senior diplomats said, partly to show U.S. President Donald Trump that...

CSIR and SANSA join forces for space science industrial development

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the SA National Space Agency (SANSA) will work together fostering research and supporting...

Russia weighs possibility of deliberate act in space station damage

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Russia's space agency said on Wednesday it hopes to announce the origin of a small hole found on a Russian module docked...

Russia says will not deploy arms in space first

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Russia does not plan to put weapons in space first and considers this to be an important signal that Washington should not...

South Africa to increase focus on space

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South Africa will increase its focus on the space industry, particularly with regard to sustainable development, and will look at re-establishing space...

UN Disarmament Commission debates arms race in outer space

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Despite a deteriorating security situation there are signs of progress in the field of disarmament, including the intention of the Democratic People's...

China to develop space rockets to launch from planes

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China will develop rockets that can be launched into space from aircraft, a senior official told the state-run China Daily newspaper, as...

Denel launches space engineering unit

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Fuelled by South African rocket science and satellite technology Denel has launched Spaceteq as a newly-formed space engineering business unit. This follows the...

SumbandilaSat beyond repair

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South Africa's second satellite, SumbandilaSat, is no longer fulfilling its main purpose due to technical problems and is essentially beyond repair, its...

Expendable launch vehicle markets worth US$53 billion over next decade

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The global expendable launch vehicles market will be worth US$53 billion between now and 2020 and will cover 693 launch vehicles, according...

Boeing to sign lease for U.S. space shuttle hangar

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Boeing plans to build space taxis at a mothballed space shuttle processing hangar at Kennedy Space Center in central Florida, according to...

Pandor outlines steps to enhance South Africa’s investment in astronomy

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South Africa needs a national astronomy agency, whose main function would be to bring all astronomy activities under a single umbrella body....

Pandor outlines South Africa’s space objectives

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South wishes to capture a share of the global market for small to medium-sized space systems. Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress, in...

Marcom developing South African rocket engine

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Marcom Aeronautics & Space is developing a rocket engine in support of its Cheetah-1 satellite launch vehicle, a two stage expendable launch...

Origin of dinosaur-killing asteroid remains a mystery

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Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission indicate the family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of...

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