DubaiSat-1 successfully launched

Engineers were celebrating the successful launch of the UAE's first government satellite last night. DubaiSat-1 took off on a Dnepr rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan last night on schedule at 10.46 UAE time.

Images from DubaiSat-1 can be used for a variety of applications from urban development, scientific research, telecommunications, transportation to civil engineering and constructions, mapping and GIS. (Source: EIAST)

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Mon, 10/08/2009 - 22:45

SSTL announce revised launch date for UK-DMC2 and Deimos-1

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd’s latest two missions, UK-DMC2 and Deimos-1, will be launched on Wednesday, 29th July 2009 at 18:46 UTC, 19:46 BST. The satellites have completed pre-launch tests at the Baikonur Cosmodrome and have been integrated with the Dnepr space head module. DMC satellites are able to image large areas of the Earth in a short period of time, providing valuable data to support disaster relief agency activities.
Source : Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL)

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Fri, 24/07/2009 - 14:30

Disaster-monitoring satellites to be tested simultaneously at STFC

Two spacecraft that will be used to monitor disaster areas across the world in the event of a catastrophe on the scale of the 2004 tsunami are being tested at the Science and Technology Facilities

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Fri, 24/07/2009 - 14:00

UAE anticipates lift-off for first satellite

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch its first earth-observation satellite this month (July) with the aim of aiding numerous development goals. EIAST plans to use the satellite to boost research in four areas: fog forecasting, sandstorm prediction, monitoring water in the Gulf and improving the clarity of received satellite pictures. It also hopes that DubaiSat-1 will help detect and monitor pollution such as oil spills (Lifted from SciDev Net).





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Fri, 24/07/2009 - 16:23

New NASA Satellite Survey Reveals Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Thinning

The Arctic ice cap grows each winter as the sun sets for several months and intense cold ensues. In the summer, wind and ocean currents cause some of the ice naturally to flow out of the Arctic, while much of it melts in place. But not all of the Arctic ice melts each summer; the thicker, older ice is more likely to survive. Seasonal sea ice usually reaches about 6 feet in thickness, while multi-year ice averages 9 feet. In recent years, the amount of ice replaced in the winter has not been sufficient to offset summer ice losses.

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Tue, 21/07/2009 - 21:30

World's largest Commercial Communications Satellite TerreStar-1 launched

Mobile communications provider TerreStar Networks Inc. (TerreStar), announced on July 1st the successful launch of TerreStar-1, the world's largest, most advanced commercial communications satellite.

According to TerreStar President Jeff Epstein, the launch will also help solve critical communications challenges faced by government, emergency responders, enterprises and rural communities.

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Thu, 02/07/2009 - 21:15


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