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Indian Railways to Deploy Drones for Project Monitoring
India: The Indian Railways has decided to deploy drones...
Joint Venture With Japan Could Yield Connectivity Through High-Altitude, Solar-Powered Drone
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China-Brazil Satellite Scheduled for Launch in 2019
An earth observation satellite jointly developed by China and...
Chilling Pics Emerge Showing Kim Jong-un ‘Prepping Next North Korean Nuke Missile Launch’ Hours After Peace Talks Pledge
North and South Korea this morning agreed to hold...
CISF Takes Over Security of ISRO’s Remote Sensing Centre in Dehradun
An armed squad of over 60 CISF personnel has...
Indian Government Plans to Start Commercial Mapping and Navigation Platform
India: The Indian government is planning to start its...
Malaysia Invites Pitches For Appointment Of High Speed Rail Geospatial Data Consultant
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's MyHSR Corporation said Tuesday it...
England to be Mapped with 3D LiDAR Scanners to Tackle Flooding
England: Planning to tackle flooding, and track illegal waste...
Japan Launches ‘Super Low Altitude’ Earth Observation Satellite that will Orbit Just 180 Miles Above Us Using a Radical Ion Engine
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has launched a...
Israel to Launch World’s First Nanosatellites in 2018
JERUSALEM (Xinhua) -- The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion)...

March 1st, 2013
World’s 1st Smartphone Satellite Dials Earth from Space

The United Kingdom Space Agency’s miniature STRaND-1 satellite launched into space on Monday (Feb. 25) is one of seven spacecraft riding into orbit aboard an Indian rocket.  It will test several new space technologies, including its WARP DRiVE — a novel space propulsion technology that will test a water-alcohol based thruster system. STRaND-1 combines its Google Nexus One Android-powered smartphone core with a Linux-based high-speed processor in order to control itself. Read More