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British defence firm to merge with Franco-German group (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Britain's biggest defence manufacturer BAE Systems will merge with Franco-German group EADS in a 60-billion-pound deal to create the world's biggest military and civil aerospace company, ... Read more...

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British defence firm to merge with Dutch group


September 13th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Britain's biggest defence manufacturer BAE Systems will merge with Dutch-based EADS in a 60-billion-pound deal to create the world's biggest military and civil aerospace company, The ... Read more...

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Mexico to monitor crops, fisheries via satellite


September 1st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's government said it will begin using a satellite next month to track the country's agricultural and fishery production on a "permanent and increasingly precise" ... Read more...

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Artificial intelligence could run spacecraft in future


February 13th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Scientists are designing spacecraft that can act by themselves and reason like human beings. It is a concept that had fatal consequences for astronauts in "2001: A ... Read more...

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New ‘low cost’ rocket to lift astronauts set to soar by 2013


February 9th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Two of the world's leading rocket companies-ATK from the US and Astrium from Europe-are collaborating to develop a new vehicle that may one day launch astronauts into orbit.The ... Read more...

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German-made connectors snapped: ISRO


January 5th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) The 10 connectors that snapped prematurely destroying the Indian rocket - geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) - Dec 25 were imported from Germany, an Indian Space Research ... Read more...

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ISRO-built communications satellite for Europe launched


November 27th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)-built communication satellite HYLAS (Highly Adaptable Satellite) for EADS-Astrium of Europe was launched Saturday by an Ariane rocket from the Guyana Space ... Read more...

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ESA’s Hylas-1 released in space


November 27th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): ESA's first public-private partnership in a full satellite system, Hylas-1, has been launched into space.The satellite was released today into its transfer orbit after a textbook launch by ... Read more...

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Mars ‘hopper’ could lead to a greater understanding of the Red Planet


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): University of Leicester space scientists are developing a conceptual motor design for a Mars 'hopping' vehicle which should lead to a greater understanding of the Red Planet.Robots ... Read more...

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Nanosatellite set to rid space of dangerous junk


March 30th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A tiny three-kg satellite or "nanosatellite" will rid the space of dangerous clouds of junk hurtling around in the earth's lower orbit. More than 5,500 tonnes of junk ... Read more...

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Payload for Hylas satellite shipped to India from England


November 7th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, November 7 (ANI): Reports indicate that the communications payload for Hylas, a flexible, broadband Ka-band satellite, has been shipped from England to India for integration with the platform, marking a ... Read more...

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“Sails” to guide satellites and used rockets back to Earth


May 4th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Soon, satellites and spent rocket stages could deploy "sails" to guide them back to Earth much faster than they would otherwise fall out of the sky.With space becoming ... Read more...

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Russian rocket puts European satellite into orbit


March 18th, 2009 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 17 (RIA Novosti) A Russian Rockot launch vehicle successfully put into orbit Tuesday a European satellite, which will measure and map the Earth's gravitational field, a spokesman for Russia's Space ... Read more...

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ISRO-built satellite fails after five weeks


January 31st, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 31 (IANS) The very first communications satellite sold by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to the European operator Eutelsat has failed abruptly after five weeks in orbit, in a ... Read more...

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Russia launching missile to put Thai satellite into orbit


August 5th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 5 (RIA Novosti) Russia will launch a converted RS-20 Voyevoda intercontinental ballistic missile to put a Thai earth observation satellite into orbit Wednesday, the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) has ... Read more...

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