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Russia launches US satellite from floating pad


June 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS) Russia has put a US communications satellite into space from a sea-based launch pad, said the country's space agency Roscosmos Friday.According to the mission control centre, ... Read more...

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Astronauts rush to safety as space junk whizz by


March 25th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Six International Space Station (ISS) astronauts rushed to safety as a piece of a Russian satellite whizzed by.The astronauts orbiting 320 km above the planet were ... Read more...

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China hands over geostationary satellite to Nigeria


March 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, March 20 (IANS) China has handed over a geostationary satellite to Nigeria after it was successfully positioned in its orbit.The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) handed over the ... Read more...

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US joins efforts to set international rules in outer space


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US has decided to join the European Union (EU) and other nations to draw up an international code of conduct for outer space activities, said ... Read more...

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Russia’s space industry in crisis: Official


December 24th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's space industry needs an influx of new faces to overcome its current crisis, the head of the country's space agency said after a satellite ... Read more...

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Russia launches Chinese satellite


November 26th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 26 (IANS) Russia has launched a Chinese communications satellite into space from its Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.The Proton-M rocket, carrying the AsiaSat-7, lifted off at 1910 GMT ... Read more...

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Pakistani satellite begins beaming


November 6th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan's communication satellite, which was launched by China, is functioning fine, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who described the project as an example of ... Read more...

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Russia launches US communications satellite


October 20th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) Russia Wednesday launched a US communications satellite into space from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.The Proton-M carrier rocket, carrying ... Read more...

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China to build satellite for Belarus


September 20th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China will build and launch a communications satellite for Belarus, following signing of a contract between the two countries in Minsk, China Daily reported Tuesday.According to ... Read more...

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China launches Pakistan’s first communications satellite


August 12th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) China has launched Pakistan's first communications satellite that will provide TV broadcasting, Internet and data services, it was reported here.The country's first communications satellite PAKSAT-1R, which ... Read more...

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China launches communications satellite for Pakistan


August 12th, 2011 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) China has launched a communications satellite for Pakistan from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, Xinhua reported Friday.Launched at 0:15 a.m. Friday, the satellite ... Read more...

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China to launch satellite for Pakistan


August 10th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China will launch a communications satellite for Pakistan at an "appropriate time", an official said Wednesday.A spokesman for the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's ... Read more...

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India notches another space success


July 15th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) July 15 (IANS) India notched another milestone in its space programme Friday evening when it successfully launched a heavy-duty rocket that placed a major communications satellite ... Read more...

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Manned missions being discussed: ISRO chief


July 15th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 15 (IANS) India's space agency has plans to launch a manned space mission in the future, but a lot of work needs to be done ... Read more...

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Countdown starts for Friday rocket launch


July 13th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Countdown for the Friday evening launch of Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C17 (PSLV-C17), carrying a communication satellite, started at 11.48 a.m. Wednesday at the ... Read more...

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UAE launches satellite from French Guiana


April 23rd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Saturday successfully launched its communications satellite from the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana.An Ariane 5 rocket carrying the satellite ... Read more...

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Russian scientists plot medical emergency for Mars astronauts


February 12th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Russian scientists are preparing for the medical emergency on simulated astronauts when they will land on Mars prepared in a Moscow laboratory.The tragic accident, which could range from ... Read more...

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ISRO to launch satellites to boost transponder capacity


January 5th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) To make up to the loss of two communication satellites in 2010 and some going out of service, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans some quick ... Read more...

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Heavier payload caused Indian rocket’s failure: Expert


December 27th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Dec 27 (IANS) Instability introduced by excessive payload weight was most likely responsible for the failure of an Indian rocket's launch on Christmas day, an expert in ... Read more...

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Hardware defect suspected for Indian rocket’s failure (Lead)


December 26th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Dec 26 (IANS) Initial analysis of the data from Saturday's aborted launch of an Indian rocket indicated a hardware defect might have forced the destruction of the geosynchronous ... Read more...

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ISRO gears up for Dec 25 GSAT launch


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 23 (IANS) Indian space scientists are gearing up for the Dec 25 launch of the advanced communications satellite GSAT-5P. The new entrant will retire INSAT-2E sent up in 1999 ... Read more...

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India to launch advanced communications satellite Dec 25 (Lead)


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) With investigations into a leak in a rocket engine's valve providing satisfactory results Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will celebrate Christmas by launching an advanced ... Read more...

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Indian rocket’s cryogenic engine valve is fine: ISRO


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) With investigations on a leak in a rocket engine's valve providing satisfactory results, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was Wednesday readying for the launch of an ... Read more...

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ISRO to decide on delayed rocket launch Wednesday


December 21st, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will Wednesday take a decision on the delayed rocket launch, meant to put an advanced communications satellite into orbit, after getting ... Read more...

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Indian, Russian scientists to decide Tuesday on rocket launch (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) With a leak in one of the engine valves forcing postponement of the GSLV rocket launch, Indian and Russian space scientists are to conduct some tests Tuesday ... Read more...

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India’s rocket launch postponed


December 19th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has postponed Monday's rocket launch, meant to put an advanced communications satellite into orbit, following the detection of a leak in ... Read more...

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Bolivia to buy satellite from Chinese firm


December 14th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) The Bolivian government and China Great Wall Industry Corporation moved a step closer to finalising a deal for Bolivia's first communications satellite with the signing here Monday ... 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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China eyeing becoming key player in global commercial satellite market


October 21st, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 21(ANI): China is set to become a key player in the commercial satellite market after a company revealed that it is targeting a major share in the industry.China Great ... Read more...

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Failure of imported components behind loss of satellites? (Lead)


July 11th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, July 11 (IANS) The recurring loss of Indian satellites because of power supply glitches may be due to the failure of imported components, according to Indian Space Research ... Read more...

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‘India losing satellites due to failure of imported components’


July 11th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 11 (IANS) Even as Indian space scientists are working on the partial restoration of communications satellite INSAT-4B, they are worried because of the recurring failure of their satellites due ... Read more...

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Drifting Satellite Threatens To Cause US Cable Blackout


May 12th, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of miles above the earth a battle of the communications satellites seems t be going on, as one 'out of control' television communications satellite threatens to wander ... Read more...

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Bolivia creates space agency for satellite project


February 11th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) The Bolivian government has approved the creation of a space agency to manage a communications satellite project due to be completed by 2013, a minister said. The agency ... Read more...

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Blizzard of space debris threat to future economics of space flight


October 28th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 28 (ANI): An academician has predicted that a burgeoning blizzard of space debris is going to have a major impact on the future economics of space flight.According to a report ... Read more...

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ISRO preparing for GSAT 4 launch in two months


September 19th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) While the preparations for launch of India's ocean monitoring satellite Oceansat 2 and six other nano satellites Sep 23 is on, the Indian Space Research ... Read more...

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