There are opportunities for Singapore in the space industry.
This possibility was sounded out yesterday by Mr Sam Tan, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts. He was speaking at the Global Space and Technology Convention.
Citing the emergence of Asia as a hub for space-related industries, Mr Tan said there is great potential for Singapore to carve a key role for itself.
Singapore, he said, has a pro-business environment, with a market and technologically-savvy workforce which has helped to draw corporations dealing in space-related services here.
These include satellite service providers such as Arianespace, SpotImage and GeoEye.
For rent: Kennedy Space Center facilities, launch pads
NASA could hang “for rent” signs on Kennedy Space Center launch pads, firing rooms, the Vehicle Assembly Building and other facilities now supporting shuttle missions.
The center has requested space industry input on how those facilities could best be used to support government and commercial launches after the shuttle program’s final flight, which is expected this summer.
"Kennedy has been working for some time to enable commercial space activities at the center that are in line with NASA’s mission," space center Director Bob Cabana said in a statement. "Partnering with the commercial space industry will help NASA meet its goals and help sustain facility assets."
Hi everyone! I’m done with basic training and am currently sitting at LAX waiting for my flight to Santa Maria, and then I’ll be on my way to tech school at Vandenburg Air Force Base. Just wanted to let you all know that I’m really excited to get back on here and catch up on all the great space news vie missed while I’ve been gone! It may be another week or two before I have the time to post as frequently as I used to, but let me just say that I am so very stoked to be able to say that I’ll be blogging directly from USAF Space Command. How awesome is that?!?!?
ALIEN life might be hard to find for the simple reason that it is fundamentally unlike Earth life. It might not use DNA, or contain protein. But whatever and wherever it is, its tendency to chemically alter its environment might just give it away.
If you ever get into one those It’s so weird I didn’t grow up to be like a garbage collector or Senator kinda mindsets, stop and consider for a second that the odds of you being the president of the United States right now in this current universe are a bit better than the odds of you being here in the universe alive at all.
NASA is planning to show the flights of an unpiloted Japanese cargo ship delivering supplies to the International Space Station.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is set to launch an H-IIB rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in the south of the country. It is expected that the mission will see more than four tonnes of food and various supplies delivered.
Delivery is scheduled to take place on January 27th and will involve flight engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli controlling the station’s robotic arm to reach out at grab the Japanese space vehicle and dock it on to the station.
Once the cargo ship has been unloaded, it will be filled with rubbish, released and will burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere at some point in March.
The International Space Station celebrated its tenth anniversary of continuous human occupation in November and during that time it has been visited by 196 people from eight different countries.
The former head of India’s air force yesterday called on the international community to amend the international Outer Space Treaty to further prohibit the militarization of space.
"India would like to appeal to [the] international community to see what holes must be plugged" in the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies, retired Air Marshal S. Krishnaswamy said in a speech at a New Delhi symposium on outer space.
"We also need a strong policing force in the U.N. If somebody crosses the line, we need to bring [them] down quickly," he told the audience.
Gen. William L. Shelton is a Moore native who will be in charge of the group that commands satellites and other space operations for the U.S. Air Force.
Shelton was born in Tulsa in 1954 and is a graduate of Moore High School. He will be in charge of the Air Force’s space operations, including satellite, launch and computer operations. The command includes about 47,000 civilian and military employees worldwide.
CANBERRA is set to get a dedicated air and space museum following the signing of an agreement between the Australian National University and the world famous Washington-based Smithsonian Institute.
The agreement, signed overnight, marks the first step towards construction of a national museum on Mt Stromlo, the site of Australia’s first space observatory.
It sets out the first steps for cooperation that will support the development of a museum to tell the story of Australia’s contribution to space science and space technologies, and celebrate the special role Australian astronomers have played in the exploration of the cosmos, said ANU Vice Chancellor Ian Chubb.