by Staff Writers
Yangon, Myanmar (XNA) Aug 28, 2012
Myanmar will launch a small globe- observing satellite with the assistance of Japan, official media reported Wednesday.
The satellite will be launched with the help of Marubeni Aerospace of Japan for the use by Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department of the Ministry of Transport, said the New Light of Myanmar.
A coordination meeting for the project was held in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, attended by Transport Minister U Nyan Tun Aung and Program Manager of the Marubeni Aerospace of Japan Shoichi Satoh.
After the launching, the department will use the satellite for broadcasting weather forecast news through one of the satellite channels, the report added.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
China National Space Administration
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Russian astronauts launch microsatellite
Moscow, Russia (Voice of Russia) Aug 27, 2012
Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko, working in open space, have successfully launched the microsatellite Sphere. During their spacewalk, Padalka and Malenchenko are also installing additional anti-meteor panels on the International Space Station. The two cosmonauts are also retrieving from the outside surface of the ISS samples of materials that were there for a length of time ... read more
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