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Space emerging countries
« on: 05/07/2018 05:05 PM »
This new thread is for all the countries that are joining the space race, and that are not space powers with their own launchers still ...



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Re: Space emerging countries
« Reply #2 on: 05/09/2018 10:49 AM »
Its official! Australia is finally getting a national space agency. Unfortunately, Uncle Scrooge was put in charge of the budget. The budget for the next financial year is only $5.7M (US$4.2M) but does increase to $13.7M (US$10.2M) in 2021-22.

To put this in context, the Australian Federal budget for 2018-19 is $488.6B, making the first year of spending 0.0012% of the total amount!

The median Australian yearly household income is $81,947, so that 0.0012% is just 96 cents. That will get you a quarter of a cup of coffee here.
« Last Edit: 05/09/2018 11:06 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

Re: Space emerging countries
« Reply #3 on: 05/13/2018 05:36 PM »
Great news these days: D

Bangladesh becomes the 57th country to launch a Geostationary satellite: D

https://www.thedailystar.net/science/space-science/bangladesh-bd-first-commercial-satellite-bangabandhu-1-on-way-orbit-after-successful-launch-space-spacex-florida-us- 1575244

Kenya launches its first satellite developed by its own means and launched from the Japanese Kibo module, thanks to the collaboration with JAXA 8)

https://qz.com/1275698/kenya-to-launch-first-satellite-into-space/

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001280088/kenya-deploys-its-first-satellite

Turkey also launched another cubesats with this agreement: D

And Costa Rica also launches its first satellite and the first in the Central American region 8)

https://news.co.cr/costa-rica-launches-its-first-satellite-into-space-april-2/72002/

https://www.elnuevodia.com/ciencia/ciencia/nota/costaricalanzoelprimersatelitecentroamericano-2411620/

https://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/271193-costa-rica-poner-orbita-primer-satelite



Incredible the first great success of ACAE, hopefully more initiatives like this will arise :)

http://www.acae-ca.org/

And finally, Taiwan can be the sixth Asian power, which manages to have its own launcher: o And also giving a much more useful purpose to a military technology: D

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3349525


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