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China launches Shiyan-6 and Gaofen remote sensing satellites with two launches in three days
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Israeli Military Launches Radical New Google Maps Alternative
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ISRO technology to help West Bengal govt settle insurance claims of farmers!
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UK to map underground utilities under geospatial data strategy
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Space Satellite Data Reveals the Pandemic’s Effects on Earth
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Viasat’s Real-Time Earth Ground Station Now Open in Australia
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DSOA inks deal with Dubai Municipality arm to create geospatial data
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China launches final Beidou satellite to complete GPS-like navigation system
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UK’s new Geospatial Data Strategy to support innovation
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Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Viet Nam PM Greenlights Rural Development Policies

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called on the Viet Nam Farmers Association to roll out rural development policies during 2011-20. The move aims to promote the association's role in establishing new rural areas, developing agriculture production and...

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Indonesia Battles Forest Fire on Sumatra Island

Indonesia has sent 120 firefighters to battle blazes from peatland areas that are causing unhealthy levels of pollution in neighbouring Malaysia, an official said. Authorities in Kuala Lumpur said on Thursday air quality had reached 104 in...

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Japan Ends Land Observing Mission After Satellite Trouble

The Earth observation satellite stopped communicating with Earth on April 22, and Japan's space agency announced the craft appeared to lose all electricity hours after it entered a low-power safe mode. Satellite controllers continued attempting to recover...

Friday, May 13th, 2011

ISRO to Launch French Satellite in 2012

Continuing its programme of commercial launch of foreign satellites, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has lined up launch of an image capturing satellite of France next year, according to Parivakkam Subramaniam Veeraraghavan, director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Iranian Fajr Satellite to be Launched in Four Months

Iran plans to launch its domestically-manufactured Fajr (victory) satellite during the first half of the Iranian calendar year (began on March 21), Asghar Ibrahimi, director of SAIRAN Aerospace Industry, announced on Tuesday. Speaking in a seminar on...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Bright Future for GLONASS

The Russian Federal Space Agency is planning to increase the orbital network of GLONASS to 24 satellites this year. The project was launched in 1976 to address defence issues, but it has since been reoriented to the...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Call – Asian Space Conference

I invite you to participate in the forthcoming Asian Space Conference here in Singapore, 14-16 December 2011. How?  You could submit a paper, exhibit space-industry technology, release your new book, demonstrate projects and products, exhibit space art, discuss your latest satellite, show your amazing remote...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

ECOS Reviews Proposed ‘Carbon Farming Initiative’

The CFI aims to enable Australian farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate tradeable carbon credits. The agricultural sector accounts for over a quarter of the nation’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions. It also offers significant opportunities...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Turkey to Build Two ‘New Cities’ for Istanbul

Turkey on Wednesday announced plans to build two earthquake-resistant developments in the Istanbul area to lure residents away from dangerous neighborhoods. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the first of two "new cities" would be built on...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Reforesting Rural Lands in Western China Pays Big Dividends

An innovative program to encourage sustainable farming in rural China has helped restore eroded forestland while producing economic gains for many farmers, according to a new study by Stanford University researchers. "The Sloping Land Conversion Program, which...

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