Asia Pacific Staff

Asia Pacific Staff
India To Launch Next Space Mission In August 
India’s national space agency is hoping to launch its next mission—an Earth observation satellite and up to 30 small satellite co-passengers—in August.
India’s Rustom-2 UAV To Be Ready For Military By 2020 
India’s home-developed Rustom-2, a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAV meant to strengthen homeland security, will be ready for military deployment by 2020.
Indian Military To Get Upgraded Pinaka Rocket 
India’s enhanced version of the Pinaka multi-barrel rocket, with increased range and a new guidance system, will be inducted into the country’s military by 2020.
India Looks To Boost Remote Sensing Fleet 
India’s national space agency is planning to build at least six remote-sensing satellites to monitor weather and atmospheric conditions.
Indian Space Agency Gets Nod For Semi-Cryogenic Engine 
India’s national space agency has gotten the go-ahead to develop a semi-cryogenic engine capable of powering the country’s heaviest rocket.
India Okays $1.5B For PSLV, GSLV Projects 
The funds will be distributed between the country’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 3 projects.
India To Buy S-400 From Russia Despite U.S. Concerns 
India has concluded commercial negotiations with Russia to purchase five S-400 Surface-to-Air Missile systems despite serious U.S. concerns.
Indian Space Agency Declares GSAT-11 Fit For Launch 
India’s space agency has given the go-ahead for the launch of the GSAT-11 communication satellite, the heaviest to be built so far.
Bangladesh’s First Satellite Sending Back Signals 
Bangladesh’s first communications satellite, Bangabandhu-1, is safely in orbit and sending back test signals following its May 11 launch.
Airbus, Boeing Neck And Neck In China 
The world’s two largest manufacturers of luxury jets are exactly even in their race to win over the wealthy elite in Greater China.
India, EU To Share Earth Observation Satellite Data 
India’s space agency has signed an agreement with the European Union to become part of a global data-sharing arrangement for Earth observation satellites.
Three New Indian Comms Satellites In Orbit By 2019 
India’s state-run space agency has announced the launch of three heavyweight communication satellites by next year to expand high-speed internet connectivity.
India In Fresh Hunt For Fighter Aircraft 
Years after abandoning its MMRCA program, India is likely to start a fresh competition to replenish the depleting squadron of the Indian Air Force.
India’s Light Transport Finishes Second Test Flight 
The Saras light transport aircraft has completed its second test flight in two months, rekindling hopes of a revival of India's civil aircraft program.
India’s HAL Entices Industry Into Helicopter Production 
India’s state-run military aircraft maker HAL is ready to transfer the tech of its Dhruv helicopter to a local private manufacturer for commercial production.
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