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India to launch two foreign satellites mid Sept


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Indian space agency is gearing up for the launch of two foreign satellites next month, said a top official Wednesday."The PSLV-C21 (the polar satellite ... Read more...

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Satellites to help Beijing expose fake afforestation


August 21st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Beijing's afforestation watchdog has said it will turn to satellite monitoring to expose fake green drives in the city and prevent the misuse of plantation funds, ... Read more...

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Arctic ice could vanish within 10 years: Scientists


August 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Arctic sea ice could vanish within 10 years as it is melting much faster than previously believed, thanks to global warming, warn scientists, claiming that the ... Read more...

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Russia, Britain discussing space projects: Putin


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Britain are discussing a number of space projects, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday."We plan to launch several British satellites," Putin said ... Read more...

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India has improved space competitiveness by 10 percent


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) India has improved its space competitiveness by 10 percent since 2008, says a study by the US-based Futron Corp.Futron Thursday announced the publication of its "Futron's ... Read more...

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Student to launch $500 satellite


July 26th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A South Korean student plans to launch a $500 satellite built from scavenged parts in a basement, the Daily Mail reported Thursday."Making a satellite is no ... Read more...

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US troops parachuted into North Korea : official


May 30th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A senior US official has revealed that the US and South Korean special forces have been parachuting into North Korea to collect intelligence on underground military ... Read more...

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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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Iran to launch three satellites


May 17th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Iran has plans to launch three satellites in the near future, according to the Iranian embassy in Moscow.According to a statement posted on the Iranian embassy's ... Read more...

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Russian military satellite to fall Saturday


April 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A defunct Russian military communication satellite is expected to fall Saturday morning in the Pacific Ocean, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said."Fragments of the ... Read more...

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Russia launches US satellite


March 26th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS) A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan Sunday.The Proton-M rocket carrying Intelsat-22 lifted off at 4.10 ... Read more...

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IT tool helps satellites pinpoint ancient settlements


March 20th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) A new computer tool that extracts clues about ancient human settlements from satellite imagery has uncovered thousands of sites which might otherwise have been lost.The survey ... Read more...

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China to launch 100 satellites during 2011-15


March 10th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) China has set a target of completing a space mission of "100 rockets, 100 satellites" between 2011 and 2015, according to a space official.According to Zhang ... Read more...

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Alga blooming in Antarctica can be seen from space


March 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have produced images from space which shows giant algae floating on the surface of Antarctica. It is not clear how the algae got there but ... Read more...

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Iran mulls base to launch bigger satellites


February 11th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) Iran is planning to construct a facility to send bigger satellites into orbit, the official media reported Friday.Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the base will be ... Read more...

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Iran to launch new generation of satellites


February 6th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 6 (IANS) Iran is planning to send a new generation of satellites into orbit to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic republic's establishment, Defence Minister Brigadier General ... Read more...

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Iran to set up space launch base


February 4th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 4 (IANS) Iran plans to establish a national satellite launch base in the southeast of the country, adjacent to the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean, Press ... Read more...

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Russia postpones rocket launch


January 27th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The launch of a Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with a Dutch telecommunication satellite onboard scheduled for Friday has been postponed indefinitely for technical reasons, Russian ... Read more...

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China’s GPS system goes online


December 28th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) China's own satellite navigational system, known as 'Beidou', is now operational after the 10th satellite was placed into orbit this month. Also known as the 'Big ... Read more...

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Chinese satellite provides navigation service


December 27th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China's indigenous Beidou Navigation Satellite System began providing initial positioning and navigation services to China and its surrounding areas from Tuesday, an official said.Six more satellites ... Read more...

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Russia to launch ESA satellites Sunday


December 12th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian launcher will put several European Space Agency (ESA) satellites into orbit Dec 17 from the Kourou space port in French Guiana, Russia's Federal ... Read more...

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Saturn moon may have aliens


November 24th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) One of the Saturn's moons may be home to aliens, say scientists.Titan, the largest of the planet's 62 satellites, has all the qualities needed to support ... Read more...

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China to launch 25 satellites in 2011


October 30th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) China will have launched 20 rockets and 25 satellites by the end of 2011, an aerospace expert said Sunday."This year, we are supposed to launch 20 ... Read more...

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German satellite to strike earth Saturday night


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Parts of Germany's x-ray telescope ROSAT are to crash to Earth Saturday night, the country's DLR space agency reported.According to specialists following satellites falling from ... Read more...

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Now you can track a moving train


October 20th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) If you are concerned about the safety of your family or friend travelling in a train, a GPS-based train tracking system launched by Indian Railways ... Read more...

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3 tonne satellite to fall on earth


October 19th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) The three tonne ROSAT satellite will fall to earth this week, at any time after Friday, the German Aerospace Agency DLR says.The X-ray satellite will re-enter ... Read more...

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Scientists try to speculate where the satellite will land after falling on earth


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists around the world are in a race against time to determine where the falling NASA satellite will land. The 6,500kg Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite which ... Read more...

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GPS devices on kerosene tankers to check pilferage


September 9th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government will fit global positioning system (GPS) devices on kerosene tankers to check pilferage of the fuel, a minister said Thursday."There is pilferage ... Read more...

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Forests remove 2.4 bn tonnes of carbon from air


August 11th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Forests worldwide absorb as much as 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the air, equivalent to a third of the annual fossil fuel emissions.The ... Read more...

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Iran eyes another satellite in space


August 9th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) Iran plans to launch another satellite dubbed Sharif, designed by the students of one of its leading scientific institutions, an official said.The satellite, currently under development ... Read more...

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64 satellites launched by ISRO so far


August 4th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has so far launched 64 satellites and of these seven failed, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.Minister of state ... Read more...

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Indian communication satellite raised to its orbit


July 21st, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Indian communication satellite GSAT-12 has reached its intended orbit, the country's space agency said Thursday.In a statement, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said GSAT-12 ... Read more...

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Eye on tiger: Satellites to track Sariska’s big cats


July 14th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 14 (IANS) Tigers in Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve may soon be connected with a satellite, enabling foresters to keep a constant watch on their movement. The system will ... Read more...

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British criminals to be tracked using satellites


July 11th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Criminals in Britain who are out of jail or on bail will now be tracked using satellites, officials said.The new system dubbed "Chav-Nav" uses technology similar ... Read more...

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India to lease satellite to meet airwaves demand


July 9th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) India plans to lease a satellite or transponders to meet the growing demand for airwaves, though it has at its command over 250 transponders, the ... Read more...

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