South Korea Has Launched Its Fourth Satellite ‘Mugunghwa-7’

South Korea has launched its fourth telecommunications satellite, dubbed ‘Mugunghwa-7’. The new satellite is designed to provide enhanced broadcasting and communications services, Yonhap news agency reports, citing a statement from the Korean ICT ministry said. The satellite will be used to provide broadcasting and communication services based on LTE technology over the Asian region starting in July. The Mugunghwa-7 commercial…

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Melbourne University Students To Launch Satellite

Students at the University of Melbourne are well advanced on a program to build a nano-satellite, with the Wireless Institute of Australia assisting in the IARU frequency and other coordination processes. Through the Melbourne Space Program (MSP) affiliated with the University of Melbourne, all is moving ahead for a hand-over of the nano-satellite in November and a launch as early…

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Chinasat 16 Is Launched Successfully

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket fired into space with Shijian 13, also known as Chinasat 16, to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of China, airline travellers and high-speed trains. The Shijian 13 satellite also has an experimental mission to test laser communications technology and electric thrusters to maintain its position in geostationary orbit. The spacecraft — with a…

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South Asia Satellite to Benefit South Asia Region Another Feather on ISRO’s Crown

India has launched on the ‘South Asia Satellite’ that will benefit all the countries in the region, except Pakistan which is not a part of the project. A. S. Kiran Kumar, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said that the satellite, with a lift-off mass of 2,195 kg, would carry 12 ku-band transponders. “Pakistan is not included in…

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India Launches South Asia Satellite GSAT-9

South Asia Satellite GSAT-9 is a Geostationary Communication satellite realised by India. The primary objective of GSAT-9 is to provide various communication applications in Ku-band with coverage over South Asian countries. GSAT-9 is configured around the ISRO’s standard I-2K bus. With lift off mass of 2230 kg the main structure of the satellite is cuboid in shape built around a central…

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EUTELSAT 172B Will Be Launched Soon

The EUTELSAT 172B satellite of Eutelsat Communications (ETL.PA) is in the final stages of preparation at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Toulouse and will be boarded onto a special flight to French Guiana. The 3.5 tonne satellite is scheduled for an Ariane launch on 25 April from the European Spaceport in Kourou. EUTELSAT 172B will deliver increased capacity…

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Sentinel-2B Satellite Lift-Off Shortly

Sentinel-2B, Europe’s next Copernicus satellite is being readied by engineer’s lift-off from Kourou, French Guiana. Sentinel-2B will be the fifth satellite of Europe’s environmental monitoring programme Copernicus to be launched. Copernicus is an operational programme led by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). The Copernicus Sentinels supply remote sensing data of the Earth to…

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Bangabandhu-1 Satellite Is Ready

Bangabandhu-1 satellite is on course for its scheduled Victory Day launch, with more than two-thirds of its construction work already completed. “About 70 percent work of the total project is done. We can finish it before the deadline,” said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The regulator is implementing the sophisticated and highly technical government project at…

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NAVIC Based Mobile App Will Ensure The Safety Of Indian Fishermen

The Indian regional satellite navigation system, NAVIC, of ISRO and the NAVIC based mobile application would ensure the safety of Indian fishermen and prevent them from straying into international waters, said Rakesh Sasibhushan, chairman and managing director of Antrix Corporation Ltd, a commercial arm of ISRO. The NAVIC, with seven satellites in orbit, is the Indian equivalent of GPS. It…

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