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Friday, September 30th, 2011

Malaysia Commits to Expanding Satellite Earth Observation Program

The Malaysian government has made a five-year and RM200 million (US$66 million) commitment to extend their RazakSAT earth observation satellite program that began with the launch of RazakSATE-1 on July 14, 2009. The Ministry of Science, Technology...

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Around the World – 50 000 Times

ESA’s Envisat observation satellite yesterday completed its 50 000th circuit of Earth – travelling 2.25 billion km since its launch nearly a decade ago. Envisat orbits our planet every 100 minutes, speeding along at more than seven kilometres...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Glonass Satellite Grounded for Likely System Error

The launch of a Soyuz-2.1B rocket with a Glonass-M navigation satellite aboard, scheduled for the night of August 25-26 from the Plesetsk space center, has been pushed back to sometime between September 1 and 10. News of...

Friday, August 19th, 2011

RASAT Earth Observation Satellite Puts Turkey in Space

Turkey successfully launched the RASAT earth observation satellite this week. RASAT is a microsatellite imaging mission of TUBITAK-UZAY (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). It is expected that the satellite will help to provide information for disaster...

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

China to Launch Satellite for Pakistan

China announced on Wednesday it will launch a communications satellite for Pakistan at an "appropriate time" in the coming days. It will be carried by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. Both the satellite and rocket are currently...

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Launch Date Set for NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X Satellites

SSTL has today announced that it will launch the NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites on behalf of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) by a Dnepr launch vehicle from Yasny, Russia 17th August...

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

New Stereo Mapping Satellite to Launch By Year’s End

Song Chaozhi, the deputy director-general of the National Administration of Surveying,Mapping and Geological Information, announced that China's first civilian stereomapping satellite ZY-3 will be launched at the end of the year at a news conferenceheld by the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China on Aug. 8.  In the new satellite, the variation of terrain, landform, the earth's surface and thesurface features, and the western 1:50000 primary scale topographic maps should berevamped continuously. Read More

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

China Set to Launch Ninth Beidou Navigation Satellite

China is preparing to launch its ninth “Beidou” or Compass navigation satellite in the coming days, an official media report said on Monday. The satellite will be launched as part of China’s indigenous satellite-navigation set-up. A Long...

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Korean Satellite to Aid Disaster Efforts

South Korea’s space agency has joined its international counterparts in putting satellite data at the disposal of rescue authorities following major disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), under the Ministry of Education,...

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

New Chinese Earth Observation Satellite Constellation Powered by UK Firms

The UK-based satellite imagery provider DMCii, along with parent company and satellite builder Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., will build and deploy a constellation of three earth observation satellites for Beijing-based company Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Company...

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