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US Lends Vietnam $118 Million For Satellite

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will give Vietnam a loan of more than $100 million to buy a telecommunications satellite from a U.S. company. The U.S. Export-Import Bank Monday said the Vietnamese state-owned company, Vietnam Post, will use the satellite to meet the growing demand of telecommunications and television markets. Ex-Im says the satellite will […]

India Launches ‘All-Weather’ Satellite

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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India has successfully launched an advanced “all-weather” satellite that can “see” detailed images of the Earth, even at night and in cloudy conditions. The head of the Indian Space Research Organization, K. Radhakrishnan, described the launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, as a victory for India. He said […]

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China Begins Using New Global Positioning Satellite System

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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China has begun trial operations of its Beidou satellite navigation system, taking a further step toward ending its dependence on U.S. satellites to provide navigation and positioning services. Ran Chengqi, director of the management office of the China Satellite Navigation System, told reporters Tuesday Beidou, or “Big Dipper” will cover most parts of the Asia […]

Russian Satellite Crashes After Rocket Failure

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian military satellite crashed into Siberia on Friday, just moments after the rocket carrying it was launched. Russia’s Interfax new agency said the rocket suffered a third state failure, seven minutes after take-off and two minutes before separation. The Median communications satellite was on a Soyuz rocket, the same type used to send three […]

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Nigeria Launches New Broadcast Satellite

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 6:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say they have launched a communications satellite into space to replace one that has failed. Nigeria’s state-run television reports that the satellite, called NigComSat-1R, was launched Monday from a Chinese launch pad. Officials say a Chinese team built the satellite to replace Nigeria’s first broadcast satellite, which stopped working in 2008. The satellite […]

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Iranian Human Rights Activists Criticize Tehran’s Satellite Jamming

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two prominent Iranian human rights activists are calling on the European Union and United States to take action against European satellite companies who host Iranian state programming. Nobel Peace Prize winner and human-rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi and the director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Hadi Ghaemi made the comments on Friday […]

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Iranian Human Rights Activists Criticize Tehran’s Satellite Jamming

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two prominent Iranian human rights activists are calling on the European Union and United States to take action against European satellite companies who host Iranian state programming. Nobel Peace Prize winner and human-rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi and the director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Hadi Ghaemi made the comments on Friday […]

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France-Based Satellite Giant Pinpoints Jamming Locations in Iran

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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France-based satellite giant Eutelsat said Friday it has pinpointed a location in Iran from where signals of international channels broadcasting in Farsi are being disrupted. Iran views broadcasters Voice of America, BBC Persian, and Deutsche Welle as illegally beaming their programs into the country. The satellite company and broadcasters have appealed to international and European […]

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Germany Says Dead Satellite Has Fallen Out of Orbit

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Aerospace Center says a dead satellite has fallen into the atmosphere, but there is no information yet on whether any of its pieces have crashed to Earth. The center said most parts of the car-sized research satellite were expected to burn up during re-entry, but up to 30 fragments weighing a total of nearly […]

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German Satellite Hurtling Toward Earth, Expected to Impact by Sunday

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The German Aerospace Center says it expects one of its satellites to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere in the coming days, but is unsure where the fragments will land. The German scientists said Thursday the satellite, named ROSAT, is the size of a large car. It should should partially burn up as it re-enters the atmosphere at […]

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