Distributor For Indian Teleport Operator

Intelsat S.A

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite communications and LAMHAS, one of the fastest growing teleport operators in India, announced a multi-year agreement for satellite services supporting media distribution in India via the Intelsat 20 satellite, the company said. LAMHAS is using a C-band Multiple Channels per Carrier broadcast platform on Intelsat 20,…

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Vietnam Launches More Satellites

Vietnam Space Center

Scientists believe that Vietnam should master remote-sensing satellite technology as it will have to buy geostationary telecommunication satellites for dozens of years more. Pham Anh Tuan, general director of the Vietnam Space Center said at a technical handover ceremony at Nha Trang Observatory that Vietnam is going to launch satellites designed and made by Vietnamese. According to Nguyen Duc Cuong,…

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IRNSS-1H Stuck Inside A Rocket’s Heat Shield

IRNSS-1H

The Indian navigation satellite IRNSS-1H stuck inside a rocket’s heat shield — together weighing around 2.4-tonnes — now tumbling in outer space, is expected to re-enter the earth’s atmosphere in a couple of months. However, there may not be any impact on the ground, said a senior official of the Indian space agency. “The satellite tracking stations are getting intermittent…

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African Continent Has Joined The Satellite Race

The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite

The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite began its orbit recently, with a little help from some friends. The cubesat, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, was delivered to NASA’s International Space Station in June on a SpaceX rocket that took off from pad 39a at Kennedy Space Center, a NASA spokesperson confirmed. The GhanaSat-1 deployed into orbit from…

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Asiasat 9 Will Be Launched Soon

Asiasat 9

AsiaSat 9, AsiaSat’s most powerful satellite will launch soon on a Proton M/Breeze M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan after being in storage at Space Systems Loral’s facility with its Pre-ship Review passed in April. AsiaSat 9, Asia’s next generation satellite, will replace AsiaSat 4 at 122 degrees East longitude. Designed with innovative and cutting edge features, this new satellite…

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India Makes An Exclusive Satellite For Afghanistan

Exclusive Satellite For Afghanistan

India and Afghanistan expects to shortly sign a memorandum of understanding for launching of an exclusive satellite for Afghanistan by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Afghanistan’s minister for telecommunication and technology Syed Ahmad Shah Sadat recently met Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra in Kabul and made a formal request that India should launch a satellite exclusively for Afghanistan’s use. Sadat…

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Satellite Captures Hidden Slavery

Slavery

Researchers in England are hoping to help root out modern day slavery in northern India by using detailed satellite imagery to locate brick kilns. These sites are especially known for using millions of slaves, including children. A team of geospatial experts at the University of Nottingham use Google Maps and dozens of volunteers to identify potential sites of exploitation and…

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