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ISRO calls off Chandrayaan 2 launch due to technical glitch
India’s ambitious second lunar mission, Chandrayaan 2, suffered a...
Ministry of Interior wins global excellence award in GIS
Doha: The Ministry of the Interior, represented by the...
UAE military satellite lost in Vega launch failure
A European Vega launcher failed Wednesday night around two...
Russia Launches Telescope Into Space To Map The Cosmos In ‘Outstanding’ Detail
Russia has successfully launched a new telescope into space, marking...
UAE’s space programme: ‘UAE to come back stronger with the launch of Falcon Eye 2 soon’
Dubai: The loss of the Falcon Eye 1 satellite...
France announces Air and Space Force, due to launch in 2020
French President, Emmanuel Macron, has announced that the country's...
Russians come calling: ISRO and Russian Space Corporation to work together
Ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 14-15,...
China set to carry out controlled deorbiting of Tiangong-2 space lab
HELSINKI — China appears set to deorbit its Tiangong-2...
Terra Drone Eyes Middle East Market with New Joint Venture to Provide UAV Solutions for Survey Activities
Terra Drone sets up joint venture with NDTCCS, the...
Chinese authorities dismiss Three Gorges Dam safety rumours
BEIJING - Chinese authorities have dismissed rumours on social...

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Rocket failure: Russian, Indian Scientists Differ On Cause

The mystery over the mid-air crashing of an Indian rocket in December continues with officials of the Indian space agency and experts from Russia, which supplied the cryogenic engine, differing on the possible cause of the rocket's...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Geological Survey Shows Land Under Erosion Threat

Scientists at the HCM City Institute of Resources Geography have succeeded in using 3D technology to predict areas under threat of land erosion along Thanh Da Canal, Binh Thanh District, HCM City. The research is the first...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

GPS Systems and Electricity Networks Are Increasingly Vulnerable to Turbulent Solar Weather

The threat of solar storms that could wreak havoc on the world's electronic systems must be taken more seriously, the UK government's chief scientist has warned. A severe solar storm could damage satellites and power grids around...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Wildlife Conservation Top Priority for Sarawak Government

The Government of Sarawak is intensifying wildlife conservation and protection activities as part of its commitment to sustainable development. It is implementing major development plans throughout Sarawak that will create jobs, improve basic infrastructure and create a...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Work Begins on Vietnam’s 1,200 MW Lai Chau Hydropower Project

A ground-breaking ceremony has been completed for Vietnam's $1.8 billion, 1,200-MW Lai Chau hydropower project. The hydro project, located in Nam Hang Commune in Lai Chau Province and owned by Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN), is expected to start...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Survey on Sharing Spatially-Referenced Data

As you know, the sharing of spatially-referenced data is a key concern among all in our geospatial community. Current sharing efforts range from local to national government efforts, sharing internationally within disciplinary and scientific sectors, sharing through...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Asia’s Urban Population Boom

Asia is set to witness a sharp increase in the number of urban dwellers, something that governments must take into consideration in their city planning. Better planning might gain greater acceptance if governments realised that 90% of...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Land is a Hotly Contested Commodity in Pakistan

The Planning Commission’s Task Force on urban development has found that land is a hotly contested commodity in Pakistan and is planned and disposed of through powerful and often compromised planning agencies and through political and economic...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Using Geographic Information Science to Achieve Sustainable Development

Geographic Information Science (GIS) involves capturing, storing and analysing different set of data and performing different queries according to one’s aims and objectives. The use of GIS is becoming more important every day and is very useful...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Telecom Department Seeks to Map All its Land Assets

The VSNL telecom department is compiling a master-list of total land assets retained by the telecom department for its own use, land transferred to companies like BSNL , MTNL , ITI and TCIL. It will also include...

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