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Nigeria to send astronauts aloft by 2015


May 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, May 18 (IANS) Nigeria says it will send aloft astronauts by 2015 and launch three satellites.Minister of Science and Technology Ita Okon Bassey Ewa announced this at a briefing ... Read more...

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India’s Mars mission gets Rs.125 crore


March 16th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) India's mission to Mars got Rs.125 crore (over $24 million) in the budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Friday.The allocation was a ... Read more...

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Meagre increase in India’s space budget


March 16th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's space budget saw a minuscule increase of over one percent this year compared to the last year with a decrease in allocations in the ... Read more...

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Vietnam to build space centre by 2018


November 17th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Nov 17 (IANS) Vietnam will build a space centre by 2018 for which it will spend over $600 million.Under the plan, the Vietnam Space Centre, covering an area of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka uses satellite technology to monitor buses


March 8th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 8 (IANS) Sri Lanka has started using satellite technology to monitor the movements of buses in a bid to "detect and control misdeeds" committed by drivers, a ... Read more...

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Obama’s doctor coming up with new hospital in Kolkata


January 7th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) A Kolkata-born doctor, who is part of the medical team that treats US President Barack Obama, has decided to do his bit for his native ... 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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Mid-level clouds are especially understudied, says geoscientist


November 27th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A Texas A&M University geoscientist has said that clouds are the least-understood variable in the sky-especially the mid-level clouds.Shaima Nasiri said that the mid-level clouds are so understudied ... Read more...

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Orissa coaches tribal students to compete in competititve tests


September 5th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) Orissa, which has the second highest tribal population in the country, will start high-tech coaching progammes from next month exclusively for its tribal students to help ... Read more...

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US concerned over Iran ballistic capabilities: Official


July 13th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 13 (DPA) The US is concerned about the steps Iran was taking to increase its ballistic missile programme, an official said Tuesday. "The US continues to have concerns on Iran's increasing ... Read more...

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U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood announces new air traffic control system based on satellite technology


May 27th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday announced an air traffic control system that is based on satellite technology as part of the Next Generation Air Transportation ... Read more...

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China And Nepal Settle Dispute Over Mount Everest Height


April 12th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nepal, Apr 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Top officials from countries China and Nepal conducted a meeting to settle the dispute regarding the height of the tallest peak in the world, Mount ... Read more...

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India has anti-satellite capability: DRDO


February 10th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Wednesday said that India had anti-satellite capability but it would not demonstrate it by hitting a real satellite. DRDO chief and ... Read more...

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India, China developing technology to kill satellites in orbit


January 14th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 14 (ANI): India and China are simultaneously developing technology that could be used to kill satellites in orbit.Recently, an official from India's Ministry of Defence announced that the country is ... Read more...

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UAE satellite company expands network


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 21 (IANS) Thuraya Telecommunications, the United Arab Emirates based satellite operator has expanded its distribution chain in Europe, WAM news agency reported Saturday. The UK-based satellite communications provider Applied ... Read more...

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India to launch two satellites to study climate change


October 18th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) India will soon join a select space club by launching two dedicated satellites in polar orbit to study climate change through atmospheric research and detection of greenhouse ... Read more...

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Kenya aims to take on India in outsourcing


July 6th, 2009 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 6 (DPA) Kenya is eagerly awaiting the imminent switch-on of its first fibre-optic cable, which many hope will spark an explosion in high-tech business and boost the East African nation's ... Read more...

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California plans space-based solar power


April 16th, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 15 (DPA) Californians could soon be powering their homes, and no doubt their hot tubs, from a space-based solar electricity programme. The plan by the state's massive energy company PG&E ... Read more...

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South Africa launches national space policy


March 8th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, March 8 (IANS) South Africa launched a national space policy to give fresh impetus to the country's space programme to conduct scientific research on climate change, communications and health, among others, ... Read more...

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How to track Santa Claus global flight path using the Internet


December 25th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): Thanks to a new programme from Google and the American defence organization, million of children will be able to track Santa Claus on his global rounds via ... Read more...

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50,000 more villages to get public phones


August 26th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) An additional 50,000 villages will be provided public telephones, the government announced here Tuesday. Of India's 594,000 villages, 550,000 have telephone connections already.The Department of Telecom (DoT) ... Read more...

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Public telephone services reach 550,000 villages


August 25th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Of India's 594,000 villages, 550,000 now have telephone connections whether through satellite technology or conventional lines, and 30,500 villages even have broadband cover, the government said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Bolivia’s Amazon command to check timber smuggling


July 27th, 2008 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
La Paz (Bolivia), July 27 (IANS) The Bolivian government will create a security force in the Amazon to check smuggling of timber to Peru and Brazil, Spain's EFE news agency reported. The ... Read more...

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New approach would help satellites see skies clearly despite clouds


May 21st, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Satellites taking atmospheric measurements would now be able to see the skies clearer than before, by reducing cloud-induced glare when they measure blue skies on cloudy days.Found ... Read more...

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NASA satellite measures pollution from East Asia to North America


March 18th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A NASA satellite has measured the amount of pollution from East Asian forest fires, urban exhaust, and industrial production that makes its way to western North America.Hongbin ... Read more...

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US missile successfully hits disabled spy satellite


February 21st, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 21 (ANI): The missile fired from a US warship in waters west of Hawaii has successfully struck a disabled American spy satellite.Military operatives had only a 10-second window to ... Read more...

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