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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 »
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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 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)

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)

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

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