Second Michibiki, Japanese Version of GPS, to Boost High Accuracy Positioning

Japanese media reported on April 7 that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced second Michibiki satellite in the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) at the Tsukuba Space Cen


United States: Open to Fly Military Satellite on Recycled Rockets

After SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite aboard a recycled rocket, U.S. Air Force shows interests in using the recycled rocket for military launches. U.S. media quoted on April 7 th (2017-05-24)

NASA is Planning a Repair Mission to Save the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) in the International Space Station reported last month that four pumps in its thermal cooling system have now essentially failed, leaving just one functional cool (2017-05-24)

Cassini Spacecraft Prepares for Grand Finale at Saturn

Hong Kong s Wen Wei Po reports that NASA s Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to carry out is final mission on April 22 nd by making drives between Saturn and its rings to (2017-05-24)

United States: Planning spaceport in lunar orbit as deep space gateway to Mars

After challenges facing its mission to use an asteroid as a stepping stone to Mars, NASA is taking steps to chart a new approach of its Deep Space Gateway (DSG) program that relies on a spaceport circ (2017-05-23)

BeiDou achieves accuracy to within one to two meters

BeiDou achieves accuracy to within one to two meters

China s domestically-produced satellite navigation system BeiDou is said to have made significant progress on its accuracy.