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Made-in-Nigeria satellite to be launched in 2018

International Space Station shows a reservoir on the Gongola River in Nigeria

On 1 December 2014, the Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdu Bulama, announced the launch of the first indigenous Nigerian satellite by 2018.

The mission is part of the broader national initiative of developing a strong science and technology apparatus to advance the pace of socio-economic development and infrastructure in the country.

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Thu, 11/12/2014 - 08:28

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China: Yaogan-22 remote sensing satellite launched

Long March-4C carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan-22 remote sensing satellite

At 2:31 p.m. Beijing Time on 20 October 2014, China launched the Yaogan-22 remote sensing satellite into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC). The TSLC is employed mainly for polar launches, such as meteorological, Earth resources and scientific satellites.

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India: Navigation satellite IRNSS-1C launched

India successfully launches third navigation satellite

On 16 October 2014, India successfully sent its third navigation satellite IRNSS-1C into orbit on board of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The launch was on schedule at 01:32 local time from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

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India will launch navigation satellite in October

India's own navigation satellite system will benefit disaster management

The Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO will launch a navigation satellite on 10 October, as the news agency ANI reported. The satellite IRNSS 1C is the third one to be launched in a formation of seven.

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Russia and India move forward with their navigation systems

Russia and India Advance thier Global Navigation Systems

On 24 March 2014 the Glonass-M navigation satellite was sent into orbit via a Russian Soyuz rocket launched from Russia’s Plesetsk space center.

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Weather Forecasting: USA and Japan to launch Precipitation Satellite in February

Artist concept of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite.

The American and the Japanese Space Agencies, NASA and JAXA, will jointly launch a new Earth Observation satellite in February, as was announced on 26 December 2013.

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Iran: Plans for launch of seven new satellites

Iran’s Qeshm Island seen from space by ESA's Envisat satellite.

During the new Iranian calendar year which started on March 21, the Islamic Republic of Iran plans to launch seven satellites into space, Hamid Fezeli, Head of the Iran Space Agency (ISA) said. ISA is also host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices.

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Mon, 08/04/2013 - 15:39

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CongoSat1: Chinese company will launch DR Congo's first satellite

China Great Wall Industry Corp will launch the Democratic Republic of the Congo's first satellite, which will also be developed by China, before the end of 2015, according to a contract signed on 17 November 2012. The Chinese company is the country's only authorized provider of commercial satellite launch services for international clients.

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Wed, 28/11/2012 - 08:19

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ESA: Ariane 5's sixth launch in 2012

On 10 November, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Eutelsat-21B and Star One-C3, into their planned transfer orbits. The satellites were accurately injected into their transfer orbits about 28 minutes and 33 minutes after liftoff, respectively.

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Wed, 14/11/2012 - 10:21
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Sri Lanka launches first Communication Satellite

Sri Lanka's first communication satellite will be taken to orbit on November 22, 2012 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China and it will be positioned over Sri Lanka. The launch will take place around 9:30 p.m.

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Wed, 07/11/2012 - 07:24

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