China successfully launched the Tianlian I-04 satellite on Tuesday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. According to the center, the satellite was launched on a Long March-3C carrier rocket at 23:24 Beijing time. "So far, all the parameters are all correct, and the whole process is going according to schedule. The rocket blasted off at the expected time. It was very successful, and we can give full marks to the launch site.," said Li Benqi, deputy director of the center's planning department. Developed by the China Academy of Space Technology Department under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the satellite will join its three predecessors to achieve global network operation. The center expects the network to provide data relay, measurement and control services for China's manned spacecraft, space labs and space stations. The network will also offer data relay services for the country's medium- and low-Earth orbiting resource satellites, as well as measurement and control support for spacecraft launches. China launched its first data relay satellite, the Tianlian I-01, in April, 2008. The second satellite was launched in July, 2011, and the third was launched in July 2012. Since China's first experimental communications satellite was launched at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in 1984, the center has already sent more than 100 spacecraft into space, including over 20 Beidou navigation satellites, and the country's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1. "The launching of the Long March-3C carrier rocket is one of over 100 launch missions at our Xichang Satellite Launch Center. This is not just a jump in quantity, but also a progress in quality. It is an important sign, marking the overall improvement of China's strength in aerospace projects. It has also laid solid foundation for more sustained development of China's space probe," said Wu Weiqi, deputy director of the launch center. According to the center, 10 or more satellites will be launched at the center in 2017. More on:http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20161123/8037158.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
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China successfully launched the Tianlian I-04 satellite on Tuesday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. According to the center, the satellite was launched on a Long March 3C carrier rocket at 23:24 Beijing time. Developed by the China Academy of Space Technology Department under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the satellite will join its three predecessors to achieve global network operation. The center expects the network to provide data relay, measurement and control services for China's manned spacecraft, space labs and space stations. The network will also offer data relay services for the country's medium- and low-Earth orbiting resource satellites, as well as measurement and control support for spacecraft launches. China launched its first data relay satellite, the Tianlian I-01, in April, 2008. The second satellite was launched in July, 2011, and the third was launched in July 2012. Since China's first experimental communications satellite was launched at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in 1984, the center has already sent more than 100 spacecraft into space, including over 20 Beidou navigation satellites, and the country's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1. According to the center, 10 or more satellites will be launched at the center in 2017.
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has launched two indigenously built satellites into orbit, using a Chinese launch vehicle, officials confirmed to The Express Tribune on Monday. The satellites were launched onboard a Chinese Long March (LM-2C) rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre located at the Gobi desert, China. One of the satellites launched is a remote sensing satellite (PRSS1) – a dual-purpose Earth observational and optical satellite. With the PRSS1, Pakistan has become one of the few countries to have its own remote sensing satellite in the orbit. ‘Pakistan to send astronauts into space in two years’ The second test satellite launched is a PAK-TES-1A, developed by Space and Upper Atmospheric Research Commission (Suparco) to enhance satellite manufacture capabilities in the country. According to an official speaking on the condition on anonymity, it would help end country’s dependency on commercial satellites for information related to weather, environment and agriculture. The satellites were then transported to China as the country lacks the infrastructure to launch objects, the official explained. Meanwhile when approached, Suparco officials declined to comment. “This is a big and a proud moment for Pakistan,” remarked the official. He said that now the country will be able to gather its own data related to agriculture, climate change among others. However, the satellites are not meant for any ‘strategic or military purpose,’ he maintained. The sole objective is to obtain data for weather and environment, something that would greatly benefit the agriculture sector in the country, the official added. “Pakistan is currently in the list of those countries which lack launching facility,” said the official. The launching video of the satellites went viral on social media and Pakistanis from across the globe shared their excitement through tweets and posting its video along with appreciation messages to the entire nation. On the other hand according to the Foreign Office the 1,200 kg satellite PRSS-1 will operate at an altitude of 640 km. The satellite will enable Pakistan to meet its imagery requirements in the areas of land mapping, agriculture classification and assessment, urban and rural planning, environmental monitoring, natural disaster management and water resource management for socio-economic development of the country. Another flagship satellite, Pakistan Technology Evaluation Satellite-1A (PakTES-1A) indigenously designed and developed by SUPARCO’s engineers, has also been co-launched with PRSS-1 by the same launch vehicle. Pakistan acquires another communication satellite PakTES-1A is a 285 kg satellite equipped with an optical payload commensurate with national needs. It has a design life of three years and will operate at an altitude of 610 km. The successful implementation of PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A projects has further strengthened the space cooperation between Pakistan and China for future collaborations. The president and prime minister congratulated the nation on the historic event and appreciated SUPARCO’s scientists and engineers for their technical excellence and untiring efforts. The prime minister has assured the nation and SUPARCO of complete support for further advancement in space technology, so vital for socio-economic development and national security of Pakistan, he stressed. Our scientists and engineers are the source of pride for the nation and the country, the PM added.
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China launched a new high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province on Wednesday. The Gaofen-3 satellite was launched off on the back of a Long March 4C rocket at 06:55 Beijing time, according to the center. It was the 233rd flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. "The whole process went very well. The rocket works well. We have made some major changes on our control system and three-stage engines. They have been tested in the flight and all have met our expectations," said Fan Hongtuan, chief director of the Long March 4C rocket of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. As China's first SAR imaging satellite that is accurate to one meter in distance, it covers the globe with an all-weather, 24-hour observation service and will be used for disaster warning, weather forecasting, water resource assessments, and the protection of maritime rights. "The satellite will provide high quality, reliable and quantitative images for ocean monitoring, water conservancy monitoring and disaster monitoring, which will give strong technological support to building our maritime strength and the One Belt One Road project," said Wu Yanhua, deputy head of State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. With 12 imaging modes, the high-definition observation satellite is capable of taking wide pictures of the earth and photographing detailed scenarios of specific areas. Gaofen-3 is also China's first low orbit remote sensing satellite that has a lifespan of eight years. It is able to provide high-definition remote sensing data for its users over long periods of time. Since the inception of the Gaofen project in 2013, China has had an increasingly clear view of the planet. Launched in April 2013, Gaofen-1 can cover the globe in just four days. Gaofen-2, sent into space in August 2014, is accurate to 0.8 metersc in full color and can collect multispectral images of objects 3.2 meters or longer in length. Gaofen-4, launched in late 2015, is China's first geosynchronous orbit high-definition optical imaging satellite and the world's most sophisticated. The Gaofen-3 and the Long March 4C rocket were developed by the China Academy of Space Technology and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, under the guidance of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. More on: http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20160810/8029311.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
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China's carrier rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) sent three satellites into orbit in its first commercial liftoff on Monday. The rocket, carrying one Satellite JL-1 and two CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1, blasted off from northwest China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Monday afternoon Beijing Time, according to a statement from the center. "The KZ-1A was developed from the Kuaizhou-1 rocket. Today's launch was its maiden voyage. It is a low-cost carrier rocket with short pre-launch preparation and is capable of delivering its 300-kilogram payload to the near-Earth orbit," said Zhang Di, vice-president of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) Fourth Academy. "The KZ-1A sent into orbit three satellites in one liftoff. The JL-1-03 is a smart video satellite. And the other two, XY-S1 and Caton-1, are both CubeSats weighing between two and three kilograms," Zhang added. The JL-1 is capable of providing high-definition video images which is expected to be used for land resources and forestry surveying, environmental protection, transport and disaster prevention and relief purposes. The XY-S1 and Caton-1 satellites are experimental satellites to test technologies of low-orbit narrow-band communication and VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) respectively. A rocket technology company under the CASIC is responsible for Monday's launch mission. The success of the mission marks the company's capability of providing flexible, convenient, quick-to-launch and economical launch vehicles for domestic and overseas clients, said the statement. More on: http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20170109/8040476.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia said on Thursday that satellite images of suspected debris from a missing jet were yet another false lead, and debunked a report the plane had flown on for hours after losing contact -- leaving the nearly week-old mystery no closer to being solved. China had sparked talk of a breakthrough in the riddle of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) jet with satellite images of three large floating objects near where flight MH370 with 239 people on board lost contact on Saturday, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. But Vietnamese and Malaysian planes that searched the area in the South China Sea on Thursday found no sign of wreckage of the Boeing 777, which has one of the best safety records of any jet. Adding to confusion, the Wall Street Journal reported that US investigators suspected the plane flew for four hours after its last known contact with air traffic control at 1:30am Malaysian time, based on data automatically sent from its Rolls-Royce engines. It would mean flight MH370 travelled for hundreds of miles after it dropped off the radar, expanding the potential crash site far beyond the vast zone under scrutiny now. The WSJ said US counter-terrorism officials were probing the possibility that a pilot or someone else on board diverted the jet towards an unknown location after turning off its communication transponder. But Malaysia denied the report as "inaccurate". "The last (data) transmission from the aircraft was at 0107 hours which indicated that everything was normal," Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters. "Rolls-Royce and Boeing teams are here in Kuala Lumpur and have worked with MAS and investigation teams since Sunday. These issues have never been raised." He added that China had told Malaysia that the satellite photos posted on the website of a Chinese state science agency were released "by mistake and did not show any debris". The day of Malaysian denials only exacerbated the puzzles surrounding the search for flight MH370, which has been blighted by false alarms, swirling rumours and contradictory statements about its fate. Authorities have chased up all manner of leads, including oil slicks, a supposed life raft found at sea and even witness accounts of a night-time explosion, only to rule them all out. "Every day, it just seems like it's an eternity," Danica Weeks, whose husband Paul was on board, told CNN from their home in the Australian city of Perth. Fighting back tears, she described how Paul had left his wedding ring and watch with her for safekeeping before starting his journey to a mining venture in Mongolia. "I'm praying that I can give (them) back to him. It's all I can hold onto. Because there's no finality to it and we're not getting any information," she said. Malaysia has contributed to the confusion by saying the plane may have turned back after taking off. Military radar detected an unidentified object early Saturday north of the Malacca Strait off west Malaysia but it is unclear if it was the missing airliner. The search for the plane now encompasses both sides of peninsular Malaysia, over an area of nearly 27,000 nautical miles (more than 90,000 square kilometres) -- roughly the size of Portugal -- and involves the navies and air forces of multiple nations. Theories about the possible cause of the disappearance range from a catastrophic technical failure to a mid-air explosion, hijacking, rogue missile strike and even pilot suicide. Beijing will keep up the search "as long as there is a glimmer of hope", Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said. The passengers included 153 Chinese citizens, and Li told his once-a-year news conference: "Those people's families and friends are burning with anxiety." The satellite information prompted the focus of the search to swing back on Thursday to the original flight path, after a shift in recent days to Malaysia's west coast -- far from the last known location. "We will look at all areas especially the ones with concrete clues," a spokesman for Malaysia's civil aviation department said. The China Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Application said in a statement on its website earlier this week that it had deployed eight land observation satellites to scour the suspected crash area. ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺ Content had been truncated due to text limit, pls visit below link for full content: www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysia-rejects-jet/1034582.html
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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said ISRO would set up a research centre in Guwahati for start-ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs. He made this assertion after holding a meeting with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in the city. It is for the first time that ISRO is setting up such an exclusive research facility in Assam to explore the possibility of using geospatial technology, which includes data generated through Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographical Information System (GIS) and Satellite Remote Sensing for expediting development of Assam and using the remote sensing technology for accurate flood warning system, prevention of soil erosion and landslide besides others. During the meeting, Sonowal requested the ISRO Chairman to integrate space technology for the state's overall development. The Chief Minister informed him that the state government would provide land to the ISRO free of cost for opening the research centre. Along with other objectives, the research centre will be mandated to be used extensively for collecting and interpreting satellite data over the last few decades which can be made accessible to the young researchers through this centre in Guwahati, Sonowal said. He said that the state government would ink an MoU with the Department of Space for leveraging the potentials of Assam for using space technology. Sonowal added that the state government and ISRO would work together for development of the region once the MoU is signed. Drawing Kumar's attention to the verdant natural resources of Assam -- both flora and fauna -- and the Brahmaputra and Barak providing the lifeline to the entire state, Sonowal sought ISRO's help to use space technology for drawing a broad remote sensing map to stop the alleged illegal trade of natural resources. He also sought ISRO's help to use space technology as a deterrent against deforestation, which is largely responsible for sedimentation and siltation of the river bed. Sonowal hoped that both the state government and ISRO can work together in carrying out survey in studying the depth of the Brahmaputra river. He said that this would assist in his government's proposed move of dredging the Brahmaputra in its entire stretch in the state from Sadiya to Dhubri.
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We hope this video has given you some insights about NavIc India's answer to GPS. If you would like to know more here is the reference book used: Advanced Surveying: Total Station, GPS, GIS & Remote Sensing by Pearson ------------------------------ Amazon: https://amzn.to/2L28frd Download our app : https://www.exambin.com/app Learn online : https://www.exambin.com/learn In this lesson you will be knowing about NavIC – India’s answer to GPS systems of America. Navic is a gps alternative which is otherwise known as gps of india. Navic india gps, navic india are some the key terms related to the project t. Navic is launched by isro. 7 satellite navic is using. navik gps system is indian regional navigational satellite system (irnss), navic full form is Navigation With Indian Constellation, you can know how to use navic in few months when, navic launch date is announced, isro navic, indian gps name. navic cost is reavealed by isro. navic coverage will be around india. So far we are dependent on GPS that is an American initiative. Now India is all set to unveil its own 'desi' version of GPS titled 'NavlC' now for the country and some surrounding areas. Here's all about it. What is NavIC? • NavlC - is an acronym for 'Navigation with Indian Constellation'. • It is an operational name for Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) • The name is chosen by PM Narendra Modi, after the IRNSS-1G satellite was launched. • It will provide users with accurate information about the positions and is set to will be ready for the public use by early 2018. Cost and Timeline: The project cost Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) an amount of Rs. 1,420 crore and was completed with the successful launch of IRNSS-1G satellite on April 28, 2016. ISRO’s Project Cost is Rs.1420 Crore 7th Satellite IRNSS-1G launched on April 28, 2016. IRNSS-1G was the last among the seven satellites in constellation which helps the NavlC positioning. Though, the 'desi' positioning system is operational now, it is not ready for public use as of yet. What is the difference between NavIC and GPS? India, till now, using the American GPS, which started in 1973. There have been hurdles when we use a third country’s resource one fine example is The United States had denied providing GPS information to India in 1999, during the Kargil War. With the indigenous positioning system, India will also be among the countries that have their own positioning systems like America's GPS, European Union's Galileo and Russia's GLONASS. What areas it is going to cover? Space Applications Centre director, Tapan Misra said that, "NavIC will be covering the entire country, Indian Ocean and its surroundings. In the west, the system will have a reach till eastern parts of Arabian peninsula and in the east, some parts of China. In the south, NavIC signals will work till Malaysia." On the other hand, China is also building its own Beidou Navigation Satellite System, which is not operational yet. Is there a technical difference from GPS? NavlC covers India and its surroundings with seven satellites in the constellation, while America's GPS uses 24 satellites but provides the positioning service across the world. NavIC will be providing standard positioning service to all users with a position accuracy of 5 metre. The present GPS of US has a position accuracy of 20-30 metre. How is it superior from others? SAC director Tapan Misra has told that since NavIC is not dependent on any model to find the frequency error it will be more accurate than GPS." Misra also stressed on the fact that NavlC is being made ready for common public as well with the development of digital chips, which can be used in mobiles and handsets. Release: It's just a matter of time Mr Misra has added that "Academic institutions doing ground verification and data calibration for NavIC to find its accuracy. For the technology to be used in in mobiles and other electronic gadgets the Space application centre have developed digital chips. The Indian Army Force (IAF) has already made receivers compatible with NavlC. The military service will supposedly use the positioning system to track aircrafts and deliver missiles. Future Uses India's own positioning system would aid in various things ranging from disaster management to terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation. For drivers on the road it will provide visual and voice navigation to help with directions. It can also be used with mobile phones like how GPS is used, and will help users with tracking and locating in unknown areas. Subscribe to our channel for continuous updates ------------------------------------------------- Visit our website for Free regular updates: https://www.exambin.com Follow us on: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/exam.ibps Twitter. https://www.twitter.com/exambin Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+ExamBin -------------------------------------------------
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China's carrier rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) sent three satellites into orbit in its first commercial liftoff on Monday. The rocket, carrying one Satellite JL-1 and two CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1, blasted off from northwest China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Monday afternoon Beijing Time. The JL-1 is capable of providing high-definition video images which is expected to be used for land resources and forestry surveying, environmental protection, transport and disaster prevention and relief purposes. The XY-S1 and Caton-1 satellites are experimental satellites to test technologies of low-orbit narrow-band communication and VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) respectively. A rocket technology company under the CASIC is responsible for Monday's launch mission. The success of the mission marks the company's capability of providing flexible, convenient, quick-to-launch and economical launch vehicles for domestic and overseas clients.
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In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation Programs, European Space Agency (ESA), talks about the various Earth Observation Programmes of ESA, how Copernicus open data is contributing to European economy by helping the businesses and he emphasizes on combining the Sentinel 2 data and Landsat data. Visit us for more geospatial news updates http://www.geospatialworld.net Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeospatialMedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/geoworldmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geospatialmedia #Copernicus #SentinelMission #EarthObservation #ESA
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China launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province. The satellites, SuperView-1 03/04, blasted off at 11:24 Beijing time on the back of a Long March 2D rocket, according to the center. The mission aims to promote the country's commercial use of high-resolution remote sensing satellites. The satellites, which are able to provide commercial images at 0.5-meter resolution, are expected to offer remote sensing data to customers worldwide and provide services to land and resource survey, mapping, environmental monitoring, finance and insurance as well as the Internet industry. The satellites were developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. It is the second launch of the corporation's commercial remote sensing satellites, following the launch of SuperView-1 01/02 in December 2016.
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Flying over the Brazilian Amazon with an instrument firing 300,000 laser pulses per second, NASA scientists have made the first 3D measurements of forest canopies in the region. With this research they hope to shed light on the effects of prolonged drought on forest ecosystems and to provide a potential preview of stresses on rainforests in a warming world. This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12982 Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Jefferson Beck If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/NASAExplorer Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center · Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC · Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard · Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/ · Instagram http://www.instagram.com/nasagoddard/ · Google+ http://plus.google.com/+NASAGoddard/posts
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An animation by ESA. date- 22 Oct 08. Source/more info- http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMCYMY5KMF_index_0.html 'Chandrayaan-1, Indias first mission to the Moon, was successfully launched earlier this morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota, India. The PSLV-C11 rocket, an upgraded version of the Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, lifted off at 02:52 Central European Summer Time (CEST) and, about 20 minutes later, injected the spacecraft into a highly elongated orbit around Earth. This marked the beginning of Chandrayaan-1s journey to the Moon, which will culminate with a major manoeuvre the lunar orbit insertion in about two weeks. Once the spacecraft is orbiting the Moon, further manoeuvres will progressively lower its altitude to the final 100 km-high circular orbit. Main objectives: Analyse geological, mineralogical and topographical aspects of the lunar surface in unprecedented detail Study the vertical distribution of crustal material Investigate the processes that led to the formation of craters, maria and basins on the Moon Explore space weathering processes, that result from the interaction of the solar wind and cosmic rays with the Moons surface Analyse the magnetic anomalies on the lunar surface Search for ices at the poles Produce 3D maps of regions of particular scientific interest at high spatial resolution (5-10 m) Drop an impact probe on the lunar surface to test near-surface properties and test impact technology Instruments on board: The Chandrayaan-1 Imaging X-Ray Spectrometer (C1XS), developed by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the UK in collaboration the ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore. It will measure the abundance of magnesium, aluminium, silicon, iron and titanium over the surface of the Moon. The Smart Near-Infrared Spectrometer (SIR-2), developed by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Science, Germany. It will explore the mineral resources of the Moon, the formation of its surface features and the different layers of the Moons crust. The Sub-kiloelectronvolt Atom Reflecting Analyser (SARA), developed by the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in collaboration with the Space Physics Laboratory of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, India. It will study the way the Moons surface interacts with the solar wind, and the surfaces magnetic anomalies.'
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Breaking: unverified reports fire seen from HWY 1 between Boston Bar and Hell's Gate, moving down hillside to Fraser. 4:15pm Sept 4. Confirmed grass fire at China Bar by DriveBC HWY 1 closed for 30mins, 4:52pm. Hwy 24 Evacuation Map Sept 1: http://www.cariboord.bc.ca/listit2alerts/highway-24-corridor-area-evacuation-order/83 Latest check at 12:45pm Sept 4 reported 3pm Sept 4, Google Earth KML Bundle for VIIRS satellite system available through RSAC linked below. Fire perimeter updates are available on Regional Maps below. NRCan Active Infrared linked below. Overview of data sourced on personal android tablet with commentary. Introduction Images: N end of Snoohoosh or Skookum Lake in Deadman River Valley, looking south from Rec site. Links Regional Sites: TNRD Evacuation Map: http://tnrd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8ce7f3422b724dfeb1d6412c1897c6b7 TNRD Alerts and Bulletins: http://tnrd.ca/content/elephant-hill-fire-orders-and-alerts TNRD Emergency Info Panel: http://tnrd.ca/content/thompson-nicola-regional-district-emergency-information BC Wildfire Map: http://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a1e7b1ecb1514974a9ca00bdbfffa3b1 BC Wildfire Status: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status BC Wildfire Elephant Hill Fire News: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=620 BC Wildfire Elephant Hill Files: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Photos.asp?Folder=602 Tsilhqot'n TNG GIS: http://www.tsilhqotin.ca Cariboo: http://www.cariboord.bc.ca/services/emergency-and-protective-services/emergency-operations-centre-eoc Resources: DriveBC: http://drivebc.ca/mobile/map/index.html Beddowtree Sheridan Cam: http://www.beddowtree.com/sheridan/lake_main_wide.htm Windy: https://www.windy.com/51.120/-121.400?50.581,-121.393,8,m:e4nacMO,d:m Firewire: http://www.ciffc.ca/firewire/current.php Fire Smoke: http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-CA-01/current/ Mobile BC Firemap Plus: http://echosec.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=b154ec00dcf3416eb912a05e60776b52 NRCan Interactive Infrared: http://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/interactive-map Google Earth KML Bundle: https://fsapps.nwcg.gov/afm/googleearth.php?sensor=goes&extent=canada NASA World View: https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov Landsat: https://landsatlook.usgs.gov/viewer.html EOS Sentinel Satellite: http://apps.sentinel-hub.com/eo-browser/#lat=51.32717923968566&lng=-121.9757080078125&zoom=8 Historical Fire Perimeters: https://emergency-maps.lightship.works/#/map/vHJGzBFIShqqPPRimUmS7Q/details EO Browser Landsat image from Aug 22: http://apps.sentinel-hub.com/eo-browser/#lat=51.219887046242775&lng=-121.26846581697464&zoom=10&datasource=Landsat%208%20USGS&time=2017-08-22&preset=1_TRUE_COLOR Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite, the global swath imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS): https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov ESA Sentinel satellite constellations of the Copernicus program: https://sentinels.copernicus.eu/web/sentinel/home Channel: Elephant Hill Wildfire 2017 playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1Jdmf4pHEDOJ2wk3V7M_YdfCRhnmNQCq Infrared Animation July 6 to Aug 10: https://youtu.be/no1uKYBWZS4
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A single cyberattack last year caused $4 billion of economic damage. What are the most effective strategies to reduce, deter and contain cyberthreats? Dimensions to be addressed: - Strategies of public-private cooperation - Regional cooperation and pooling resources - Capacity-building Speakers: - Troels Oerting Jorgensen, Head of the Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum. - Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman, Sberbank, Russian Federation. - Christophe Nicolas, Senior Vice-President and Founder, Kudelski Security; Group Chief Information Officer, Kudelski Group, Switzerland. - Jayne Plunkett, Chief Executive Officer, Asia; Member of the Group Executive Committee, Swiss Re, Switzerland; Young Global Leader. Moderated by: - Stephen Engle, Chief North Asia Correspondent, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg News, Hong Kong SAR, China. http://www.weforum.org/
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In some countries, such as Ethiopia, malaria is highly sensitive to variations in the climate. In this context, climate information can either be used as a resource, for example in the development of early warning systems, or must be accounted for when estimating the impact of interventions. In Ethiopia, the determinants of malaria transmission are diverse and dynamic, but altitude (linked to temperature) is certainly a major limiting factor in the highland plateau region, and rainfall in the semi-arid areas. This project addressed this need by using MODIS Land Surface Temperature, Landsat and digital elevation models (DEM) data alongside epidemiological data on malaria cases collected by the Earth Institute-supported Center for National Health Development in Ethiopia (CNHDE) in East Shewa (Oromia Region), Ethiopia, between 1993 and 2007, based on extensive field-based studies conducted in close alignment with the Oromia Health Bureau and the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health. This area is uniquely suited to the project's objectives because it embraces a wide variety of epidemiological settings: mesoendemic and hypoendemic malaria transmission; urban and rural malaria; malaria associated with development projects that attract non-immune immigrant workers; and malaria-free areas. Moreover, the presence of both Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax malaria provides an opportunity to understand the dynamics of each parasite species. The research investigated how land surface temperature measured by MODIS can be used to estimate maximum and minimum air temperature and be linked with malaria incidences in Ethiopian highlands. The project also investigated how Landsat can detect water bodies which create the breeding sites for mosquitoes. Lastly, the research showed how DEM can be integrated to better map the risk of malaria related to elevation and temperature. Future work may involve how the work developed in East Shewa may be extended to other areas of Ethiopia, particularly other districts in Oromia for which we have epidemiological data, as well as other regions of the world where climate and environmental factors are important drivers of malaria transmission, such as Nepal. For more information, go to: http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/ Follow us online! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/developnationalprogram Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NASA_DEVELOP Google+: http://www.gplus.to/developnationalprogram YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NASADEVELOP
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Smart phones, satellite imagery, social media, and the internet of things. Data are everywhere all the time. These technologies continuously generate data —Big Data—faster and more detailed than ever before, … which offers new measurement opportunities and challenges for national statistical systems around the world. For more information, visit: http://unstats.un.org/
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Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute (WRI), presents “Stories to Watch,” a preview of the big environment and economic development stories – backed up by data and analysis – that WRI believes will shape the world in 2016. This year’s focus ranges from how we'll turn the Paris Climate Agreement from promise to action to what the major trends are in energy, finance, business, food, and cities. The World Resources Institute is a global research organization and long-time partner of Google. “Stories to Watch” is one of WRI's flagship events, now in its 13th year. www.wri.org
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China, which is constructing many hydropower projects in Tibet, plans to focus on dam building on rivers close to its provinces and not on the Brahmaputra which sparked concerns in India, state media reported today. China had last month rejected as "false and untrue" a media report that it was planning to build a 1,000-km long tunnel to divert water from the Brahmaputra river in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh to the parched Xinjiang region. India, as a riparian state, had flagged its concerns to China about various dams being built by it on the Brahmaputra river, which is known in China as Yarlung Tsangpo. An article in Global Times said that "the Jinsha, Lancang and Nujiang rivers are famous waterways in Tibet with enormous hydropower potential, but they do not run through India. "This does not necessarily mean hydropower stations in transboundary rivers flowing from China to India, such as the Yarlung Zangbo River (Brahmaputra), will be isolated from the plan to transfer Tibet's electricity out, but they may be not the first choice," the article said. The Zangmu dam over the Brahmaputra, which became partially operational in 2014, raised serious concerns in India as the first major hydropower project among few more planned by China on the trans-border river in Tibet. The dam's reservoir capacity of just 86.6 million cubic meters of water accounts for a tiny portion of the average annual runoff of the Brahmaputra, the article said. "In any case, India does not need to be oversensitive to Tibet's hydropower development plan," it said. Tibet wants to accelerate water-resource exploitation and make it a new source of economic growth by selling excess hydropower to economically prosperous regions, it said. "But there are still a number of challenges. Once hidden costs of transmission are considered, sending electricity over long distances is inherently inefficient. "To transfer Tibet's electricity out, the exploitation of hydropower resources in the region is likely to be mainly concentrated on the Jinsha River, Lancang River and Nujiang River, which are located close to the border area between Tibet and other Chinese provinces," it said. India's concerns figured in the official media coverage of the USD three-billion Suwalong project over the Jinsha river which state-run Xinhua news agency is proceeding smoothly. The Jinsha is a tributary of the Yangtze river. The Suwalong project is located at the junction of Mangkam county of Tibet and Batang county of Sichuan province in southwest China. It will be the largest power station in Tibet upon completion, bigger than Zangmu dam over the Brahmaputra. The power station has a designed capacity of 1.2 million kilowatts and will be able to generate about 5.4 billion kwh of electricity per year. A 112-meter-high dam will be built to form a reservoir that can store about 674 million cubic meters of water. Generators are expected to start operations in 2021. china blocks brahmaputra,brahmaputra in china name,dam on brahmaputra consequence and reality check,china brahmaputra dam,water disputes between india and china,brahmaputra river latest news,india china water treaty,china stopped brahmaputra river 2017,indian dams on brahmaputra river,biggest dam on brahmaputra,list of dams on brahmaputra river in india,dam on brahmaputra consequence and reality check,list of dams on brahmaputra river in china,brahmaputra river name in china,zangmu dam controversy,jiacha dam,, In india various types of languages are spoken but our national language id Hindi but here are lots of people in south india. north east who can't speak or under stand hindi but they can understand english language so finally we decided to make video in both language so that each and every person can understand and can be informed about defence news on youtube .our videos are related to global defence news . we try to update defence news as soon as possible without any editing but we never say its 100% true but try to get it from verified sources . Jai Hind
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Good advice often takes years to bear fruit. As Thong Foo Kong has discovered. He has volunteered as a hotline counsellor with Care Corner Counselling Centre since 1993. Some 20 years after advising a young lady caller on the relationship and work-related issues, Mr Thong had an unexpected reconnection with her. Elaine Lee, now married with children, left home at 18 years old to work in Singapore. A foreigner on unfamiliar soil, she found comfort and confidence in speaking with Mr Thong over the phone. “I missed my family,” Ms Lee explains, referring to that period as “the lowest point” in her life. But no matter how down she was, she always felt heartened and hopeful after their phone conversations. “He encouraged me to upgrade myself,” Ms Lee adds, which spurred her on to take night classes after work. It was a phone conversation that spanned across two years, and in that time, though never having met, Ms Lee was extremely grateful for their talks. Grateful enough to start a search for Mr Thong many years later, as she felt she needed to thank him in person. Her gesture has touched Mr Thong deeply. He had never imagined that anyone would try to contact him after so long. Nor did he expect to receive such gratitude. He quotes part of a Chinese saying, “A kind word can warm (a person for) three winter months.” A counsellor’s words stay long after they have been spoken, explains Mr Thong, and this advice can take root in a person’s life at any time. He wishes his surprise encounter with Ms Lee will inspire others to volunteer with the Care Corner hotline. And in turn, Mr Thong’s kindness will live on in future generations, as Ms Lee ensures her children learn the importance of helping those in need. ____________ Learn more about Care Corner: http://www.carecorner.org.sg/services_cc.html You can also be a volunteer with Care Corner: http://www.carecorner.org.sg/volunteer.html Read the full story: https://www.ourbetterworld.org/en/story/2-year-phone-conversation-changed-her-life ____________ Filmmaker: Francis Lau Text: Tsen-Waye Tay Executive Producer: Denise Oliveiro ____________________________________________________________________ For more inspiring stories subscribe now! http://bit.ly/14Ohz8G Our Better World - Telling Stories. Inspiring Action. We tell stories of people doing good in Asia to inspire global action. We connect storytellers, the people doing good and the ones who’d love to help but don’t know how. We strive to build an engaged global community sharing skills, resources, time and effort, empowering every person with the conviction that each has the power to make the world better. Our Better World is a digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation. We're happy for you to link to or embed our stuff on your site for non-commercial use. We'd appreciate being credited, with a link back to http://www.ourbetterworld.org.
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Water is the most precious resource on our planet. All the same, the Earth’s water maps are wrong, sometimes partially, sometimes completely. As Alan Belward, an earth observation scientist at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, explains, this is because water is a resource that changes and human activity affects this change, with the construction of dams, but also with climate change. Thanks to the Copernicus Programme, the European Commission, in collaboration with Google, has mapped surface water since 1984, creating a database of open source data, with the aim of providing the necessary tools for making policy choices that are not only based on facts. L’acqua è la risorsa più preziosa del nostro pianeta. Tuttavia, le mappe dell’acqua della Terra sono sbagliate talvolta parzialmente, talvolta completamente. Perché, come spiega Alan Belward, earth observation scientist del Joint Research Centre di Ispra, l’acqua è una risorsa che muta e l’azione umana ha un ruolo in questo aspetto, con la costruzione di dighe ma anche con il cambiamento climatico. Grazie al programma Copernicus, la Commissione Europea ha mappato in collaborazione con Google le acque di superficie dal 1984 a oggi creando un database di dati open source con l’obiettivo di fornire gli strumenti necessari a compiere scelte di policy e non solo basate sui fatti. Ha fatto parte di numerosi gruppi scientifici internazionali tra cui il Global Climate Observing System che fa parte dalla Convenzione quadro delle Nazioni Unite sui cambiamenti climatici del Landsat Science Team della NASA/USGS.Ha una laurea in Biologia vegetale,un dottorato di ricerca in telerilevamento satellitare della Terra ed è un membro della Royal Society of Biology del Regno Unito. Lavora nel Centro comune di ricerca della Commissione Europea in Italia, dove è responsabile dell’unità per la gestione della conoscenza della Direzione per le risorse sostenibili. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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"The Mars Underground" Updated Edition/Director's Cut Leading aerospace engineer and Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin has a dream. He wants to get humans to the planet Mars in the next ten years. Now, with the advent of a revolutionary plan, Mars Direct, Zubrin shows how we can use present day technology and natural resources on Mars to make human settlement possible. But can he win over the skeptics at NASA and the wider world? The Mars Underground is a landmark documentary that follows Zubrin and his team as they try to bring this incredible dream to life. Through spellbinding animation, the film takes us on a daring first journey to the Red Planet and envisions a future Mars teeming with life and terraformed into a blue world. A must-see experience for anyone concerned for our global future and the triumph of the human spirit. "This film captures the spirit of Mars pioneers who refuse to let their dreams be put on hold by a slumbering space program. Their passionate urge to walk the soil of an alien world is infectious and inspirational. This film is the manifesto of the new space revolution." James Cameron - Director of "Avatar" Please subscribe to Blue Mars Channel and new Mars Videos will be coming soon. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! for our great content by clicking on the Fan Funding button on the BLUE MARS Channel page. We've got a special "Thank You" video. The Original Soundtrack is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mar... The DVD of "The Mars Underground" Updated Editon/Director's Cut is available on DVD at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Mars-Underg... Transcription 1st ACT: ASTRONAUT: Accessing disconnect. Enable on. Copy that E.L. Com. All systems are go for entry, decent, and landing. Stand by. Stand by. ASTRONAUT: We are looking fine, flight. Data is good. NARRATOR: At the dawn of the 21st Century, space agencies in Europe and America began making plans to land the first humans on Mars. But manned missions to the red planet have been proposed before. For some, Mars holds the answers to mankind’s future in space. Others say Mars is too far, too dangerous and too expensive for humans to explore. And in a world torn by troubles, some say there is no need or will for mankind to reach into space anymore. More than 30 years after the last Apollo astronaut walked on the moon, the American-manned space program seems to have lost its way, unable to reach beyond even low-earth orbit. DR. ROBERT ZUBRIN: We’ve got a problem, NASA has been literally going around in circles with the space program for the past 30 years. NARRATOR: Astronautically engineer, Dr. Robert Zubrin, has been arguing for years that sending humans to Mars is the mission the space program needs. ZUBRIN: It’s time that we set goals for NASA that were worthy of the risks of the human space flight. Mars is the next logical step in our space program image. It’s the challenge that’s been staring us in the face for the past 30 years. It’s the planet that’s most like the earth, it’s the planet that has on it the resources needed to support life and therefore some day technological civilization. It’s the planet that will provide us with the answer as to whether life is prevalent in the universe or exclusive to the earth. And it’s the planet that will give us the critical tests as to whether humanity, can breakout out of the planet of our birth and become a space-faring species. NARRATOR: In the early 1990s, Zubrin was the head of the Mars Direct program at Martin Marietta Astronautics. His team developed a mission to Mars that could be done at the fraction of Nasa’s projected costs. Using only existing technology Zubrin argues that the first steps on Martian soil could be made within 10 years. ZUBRIN: There is absolutely nothing in this that is beyond our technology. DR. EDWARD WEILER: We are not ready to send humans to Mars right now. We don’t know how to keep them alive. There are people out there who say we can go to Mars tomorrow. One of my requirements, one of NASA’s requirements is that if we send humans to Mars we bring them back alive. NARRATOR: For the past 15-years Zubrin and his colleagues have waged a campaign to convince society and the political class that humans on Mars should be the goal for NASA now. This is the story of our cold neighboring planet and the debate over whether man’s fate it tied to the red world. It’s the story of an engineer’s journey - and the battle of ideas over which direction in space will truly benefit mankind. ZUBRIN: We’re at a crossroads today. We either muster the courage to go or we risk the possibility of stagnation and decay. http://www.radiusproductions.com
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Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) and Peace & War Center (PAWC) presented “Environment, Climate, and National Security: Turning the Tide for a More Secure Planet,” a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. For more info, visit https://www.norwich.edu/cgrs/ Panelists include retired Army Chief of Staff General Gordon R. Sullivan ’59, Sherri Goodman, Bill Lyons ’90, Casey Bertram and Paul Kostecki. Casey Bartrem is executive director and environmental scientist at TerraGraphics International Foundation (TIFO), a nonprofit, international organization that assists communities in low-income countries in addressing environmental health crises associated with resource extraction. Bartrem has collaborated with Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and governments on environmental health projects in mining/recycling communities in Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and the United States. She is a visiting lecturer at the American University of Armenia’s School of Public Health and a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, an international academy of occupational and environmental health experts. Sherri Goodman, senior fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, is credited with educating a generation of U.S. military and government officials about the nexus between climate change and national security, using her famous coinage, “threat multiplier,” to fundamentally reshape the national discourse on the topic. A former first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) and staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Goodman has founded, led, or advised nearly a dozen research organizations on environmental and energy matters, national security and public policy. Paul Kostecki co-created the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) in 1989 and served as its executive director until 2009. In 2009, he established the AEHS Foundation and serves as the president. At AEHS, Kostecki developed and conducted over 60 conferences, helped found Amherst Scientific Publishers and co-created seven peer-reviewed journals. Kostecki served as Vice Provost for Research and Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 2003 to 2009. He served as Special Advisor for the Clean Energy China Initiative, Office of the President, University of Massachusetts from 2009 to 2011. He is presently Professor Emeritus, Environmental Health in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. COL William Lyons Jr. ’90 is the president and founder of the Fort Hill Companies. He is recognized as a thought leader and innovator in the delivery of architectural and engineering services. His areas of specialty include advanced mobility, military facilities, and international development. Lyons has executed projects in 16 countries on five continents. He maintains a broad client base, including clients in the federal, state, and local government market sectors, as well as private sector clients. He is widely published in journals and in periodicals. Lyons is also an Army Reserve officer, currently serving in the rank of Colonel. GEN Gordon R. Sullivan ’59 currently serves as the chairman of the board of the Army Historical Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. He also serves as the chairman of the board at the Marshall Legacy Institute, is a member of the Mitre Army Advisory Board and the MIT Lincoln Labs Advisory Board, and is a Life Trustee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. From 1998 until this year, Sullivan was the president and chief executive officer of the Association of the United States Army, also headquartered in Arlington. Sullivan retired from the Army on July 31, 1995, after more than 36 years of active service. He culminated his uniformed service as the 32nd Chief of Staff and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sullivan also recently completed an appointment as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Norwich University and has served as Norwich’s Distinguished Leader in Residence for the past two years. In addition to his numerous military awards and decorations, he is also the recipient of the AUSA 2016 Marshall Award and West Point Association of Graduates’ Sylvanus Thayer Award, and is a member of the Sergeants Major Academy’s Hall of Honor. The Center for Global Resilience and Security is a Norwich University center of academic excellence dedicated to the advancement of the interrelationships between human resilience and challenges in the areas of climate change, water, energy, and infrastructure. The Peace and War Center is a Norwich University center of academic excellence for students, scholars, and practitioners seeking to advance interdisciplinary knowledge on the relationship between peace and warfare at local, national, and global levels.
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Short documentary film providing an insight into a spatial web portal for creating Local Catchment Plans in the Corangamite Region of Victoria, Australia. http://ccmaknowledgebase.vic.gov.au/nrmpp Project partners: Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University Australia - http://cerdi.edu.au Corangamite Catchment Management Authority - http://ccma.vic.gov.au Film produced by: Wind and Sky Productions - http://windsky.com.au Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation
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Check out the all-new Seeker.com! http://bit.ly/20hkdyq » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With melting ice caps, the Bering Strait may become a new passage for global trade routes. So how will this new trade route impact Alaska? Learn More: Encyclopedia Britannica: Bering Strait http://www.britannica.com/place/Bering-Strait Der Spiegel: Northeast Passage: Russia Moves to Boost Arctic Shipping http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/russia-moves-to-promote-northeast-passage-through-arctic-ocean-a-917824.html Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: New Trans-Arctic shipping routes navigable by midcentury http://www.pnas.org/content/110/13/E1191/1 Kawerak Planning Department: 2008 Bering Strait Region: Data and Statistics Report http://www.kawerak.org/forms/admin/Data%20and%20Statistics%20Report%201.pdf Music Track Courtesy of APM Music _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Yellow Sea lies at the center of one of the most populated regions on earth. More than 420 million people live in it’s vicinity and the pressure on natural resources cannot be overstated. Already more than half of the Yellow Sea’s intertidal areas have been converted to land through a process dubbed “reclamation” and the pace of this reclamation is accelerating. If the remaining intertidal areas are lost, long distance migrant bird species and the livelihoods of people that make their living from these mudflats will be lost as well. Already, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper’s population has declined to only a few hundred individuals and the IUCN has stated “that unless major steps are taken taken to reverse current trends, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway is likely to experience extinctions and associated collapses of essential and valuable ecological services in the near future.” Through satellite imagery, animations and on the ground footage this film visualizes the scale and speed of changes that have occurred along the Yellow Sea’s coastlines in recent years. This film is also available in Korean, Mandarin, Japanese and Russian. Filmed by Gerrit Vyn Edited and narrated by Tom Swarthout Additional footage by Eric Liner Music: "Stealing the Beauty," Tony Flynn, Courtesy of Audiosocket "Believe in You," Jonathan Hill, Courtesy of Audiosocket "Ponder," Josh Hill, Courtesy of Audiosocket
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ISRO's big launches for 2018 include Chandrayaan-2, GSAT-11, GSAT-29, GSAT-7A, RISAT-1A & Pad abort test missions. It has already launched the Cartosat-2, GSAT-6A and IRNSS-1I missions. Launches will include both GSLV MK2, GSLV MK3 and PSLV rockets. It will also include France's Ariane rocket. 2018 is proving to be a very busy year for India’s space agency ISRO, with a mission planned for each month. The Indian Space Research Organisation has already launched 3 important satellites between January 1 and April 12. These include remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2 on board the PSLV-C40 rocket in January, communication satellite GSAT-6A on board GSLV-F08 rocket on March 29, and navigation satellite IRNSS-1Ion board the PSLV-C41 rocket on April 12. “In the next eight months, ISRO has nine more important missions planned,” ISRO Chairman K Sivan told reporters at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota last week. This means ISRO will average one mission every month for the year 2018 – which would be a remarkable achievement. Chandrayan-2 Mision. Expected to be the biggest mission of all this year, Chandrayaan-2 will be India’s second mission to the moon. Unlike Chandrayaan-1, which only had a lunar orbiter, Chandrayaan-2 will have an orbiter, a lander and a rover. According to ISRO’s plan, after reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the ‘lander’ housing the ‘rover’ will separate from the ‘orbiter’. After a controlled descent, the lander will soft land on the Moon’s surface at a specified site and deploy the rover. The rover, which will be six-wheeled, will move around the landing site in semi-autonomous mode as decided by the ground commands. The instruments on the rover will observe the lunar surface and send back data, which will be useful for analysis of the Moon’s soil. THE GSAT-11 MISSION. As explained by ISRO, the GSAT-11 is a multi beam high throughput communication satellite operating in Ka and Ku-bands employing a new bus. It provides 32 user beams in Ku-band and 8 gateway beams in Ka-band. The payload includes Ka x Ku-band forward link transponders and Ku x Ka band return link transponders. THE GSLV-Mk3-D2 GSAT-29 MISSION GSAT-29, which too is a GSAT series satellite as explained above, is configured around ISRO’s Enhanced 1 to 3K Bus and will be the payload for second developmental flight of GSLV-Mk 3. It carries Ka x Ku multi-beam and optical communication payloads for the first time. The mission targets for Village Resource Centres (VRC) in rural areas to bridge the digital divide. GSAT-7A MISSION. The GSAT-7A satellite is an advanced military communications satellite. It will be dedicated for the sole use of the Indian Air Force. It is similar to the GSAT-7 which is currently being used exclusively by the Indian Navy. The Navy’s GSAT-7 is a multi-band communication spacecraft, which has been operational since September 2013. The GSAT-7 satellite helps enable the Indian Navy to extend its blue water capabilities and stop relying on foreign satellites like Inmarsat, which provide communication services to its ships. Similarly, the GSAT-7A satellite will help the Indian Air Force spread its wings further. THE RISAT-1A MISSION. RISAT or Radar Imaging SATellite (RISAT-1A) will be a remote sensing satellite that is similar in configuration to RISAT-1. It will be the third satellite in the RISAT series. RISAT-1, which was the second in the series, uses C-band 5.35 GHz synthetic aperture radar for earth observation. PAD ABORT Test. ISRO is gearing up to conduct a critical ‘crew bailout test’ to see how fast and effectively the crew module of an intended space mission could punch out from the spacecraft safely in the event of an emergency. PSLV-C42 Mission. The PSLV C42 Mission is planned in August. Which may launch SSTL-S1, a dedicated commercial satellite. Cartosat-3 Mission. Oceansat-3 Mission. There may be RLV-TD Landing experiment. This time, the RLV-TD will land on land instead of water. The RLV-TD will almost be a ditto version of the first scaled-down RLV-TD with the only exception being it will have landing gear. Video Source: ISRO
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South China Sea: How 2017's forgotten flashpoint could flare again SUBSCRIBE my channel here: https://goo.gl/F8gn4Z Source video: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/25/asia/south-china-sea-2017-intl/index.html G+ here: https://goo.gl/UzMJVe ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eclipsed by North Korea and overlooked by a Trump administration that has left many Asia positions unfilled, the lack of attention given to the disputed waters allowed China to press ahead with its military build-up on reclaimed land and work to placate the countries that contest its sweeping maritime claims. "The water was beautiful for China in the South China Sea in 2017," said Michael Fuchs, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Though most analysts agree the White House has put the issue on the back burner, there is disagreement as to why. At the start of the year, it appeared that the Trump administration would take a more muscular approach to the South China Sea. "Building islands and then putting military assets on those islands is akin to Russia's taking of Crimea. Its taking of territory that others lay claim to," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in his confirmation hearing in January."We're going to have to send China a clear signal that first, the island-building stops, and second, your access to those islands also not going to be allowed."This satellite image shows construction on Fiery Cross, a reef occupied by China. CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobeBut it was North Korea's nuclear program that emerged as the top priority for the Trump administration, which now identifies Pyongyang's weapons as a clear and present danger to the US homeland. Trump and his Secretary of State have come under fire for failing to fill multiple diplomatic posts and the focus on North Korea may have cannibalized the State Department's resources on other issues in Asia."It's no secret that the Trump administration is still woefully understaffed when it comes to th... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Into the Unknown tells the story of the building of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope – a revolutionary observatory, 100 times more powerful and the scientific successor to the Hubble Telescope. When launched, Webb will reveal a universe we have never seen before and is poised to answer questions that have intrigued us for thousands of years: How did the universe begin? Where did we come from? Are we alone? Armed with dynamic scenes of construction, fascinating conversations with scientists and engineers and stunning visuals, Into the Unknown offers an in-depth look at one of the most daring scientific missions ever attempted. A story for all ages, this film captures the wonder of the cosmos and the timeless human desire to understand our place within the universe. The Northrop Grumman Foundation, in partnership with filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn, developed this documentary as a resource for teachers, students and space enthusiasts around the world to enjoy. #NorthropGrumman
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"INSAT" or the ""Indian National Satellite System"" is a series of multipurpose geo-stationary satellites launched by ISRO to satisfy the telecommunications, broadcasting, meteorology, and search and rescue operations. Commissioned in 1983, INSAT is the largest domestic communication system in the Asia Pacific Region. It is a joint venture of the Department of Space, Department of Telecommunications, India Meteorological Department, All India Radio and Doordarshan. The overall coordination and management of INSAT system rests with the Secretary-level INSAT Coordination Committee. INSAT satellites provide transponders in various bands to serve the television and communication needs of India. Some of the satellites also have the Very High Resolution Radiometer , CCD cameras for metrological imaging. The satellites also incorporate transponder for receiving distress alert signals for search and rescue missions in the South Asian and Indian Ocean Region, as ISRO is a member of the Cospas-Sarsat programme. The Indian National Satellite system was commissioned with the launch of INSAT-1B in August 1983 . INSAT system ushered in a revolution in India’s television and radio broadcasting, telecommunications and meteorological sectors. It enabled the rapid expansion of TV and modern telecommunication facilities to even the remote areas and off-shore islands. Together, the system provides transponders in C, Extended C and K u bands for a variety of communication services. Some of the INSATs also carry instruments for meteorological observation and data relay for providing meteorological services. KALPANA-1 is an exclusive meteorological satellite. The satellites are monitored and controlled by Master Control Facilities that exist in Hassan and Bhopal. Wiz Science™ is "the" learning channel for children and all ages. SUBSCRIBE TODAY Disclaimer: This video is for your information only. The author or publisher does not guarantee the accuracy of the content presented in this video. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Background Music: "The Place Inside" by Silent Partner (royalty-free) from YouTube Audio Library. This video uses material/images from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian+National+Satellite+System, which is released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ . This video is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ . To reuse/adapt the content in your own work, you must comply with the license terms.
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China successfully launched a lunar probe into space Monday morning, on a two-week journey to deliver a robotic rover to the surface of the moon. The mission marks China's first attempt at soft-landing a spacecraft on an extra-terrestrial body, and could benefit future plans to land Chinese astronauts on the moon. A Long March rocket carrying the Chang'e 3 lunar lander blasted off at 1:30 a.m. local time Monday from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center, reported the official Xinhua News Agency. "We will strive for our space dream as part of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation,'' said the center's director, Zhang Zhenzhong. China's ruling Communist Party has used the military-backed, state-run space program to boost national pride and support for its policies. By mid-December, Chang'e 3 aims to land on the moon's Bay of Rainbows, and unleash the six-wheeled, solar-powered Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, lunar rover to look for natural resources and conduct geological surveys for three months. China hopes to become the third nation, after the USA and the former Soviet Union, to achieve a difficult "soft landing" on the moon, whereby the spacecraft and equipment remain intact. An earlier Chinese orbiter made an intentional crash-landing on the moon. The spacecraft, bearing China's red, five-starred flag, will become the first to visit the moon since the last Soviet unmanned mission there in 1976. One new feature is a ground-penetrating radar to measure the lunar soil and crust. The mission represents the second stage of China's slow but steady lunar program. In phase three, China will send another robotic probe to gather lunar samples, possibly by 2020. A manned mission could then follow.
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Ethiopia plans to launch its first ever earth observatory satellite by September 2019 as it looks to steer the country’s economic progress. The country has made headlines over the year with its attractive business environment that has lured massive investors. Speaking to The East African, the director general of the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute at the Addis Ababa University Dr Solomon Belay Tessema commented, “The satellite will be launched from China while the control and command station will be in Ethiopia.” In addition to this China – Ethiopia collaboration, the East Asian nation will inject $6 million in financial aid and provide training for the 20 Ethiopian engineers involved in the project. The entire cost of the project is estimated to be $8million. China has stepped in as a potential investor in Africa’s fastest growing economy with its profound knowledge and expertise in space technology. Among other partners in the project include 60 PhD and MA students at the Addis Ababa University Space Science and Technology Institute, according to Dr Solomon. Florida University, Paris Observatory, Torino and Rome universities, Korean Astronomy and Space Institute and Moscow Universities add to the list of partners as well. Once the earth observatory satellite completed and launched to the orbit, Ethiopia, Africa’s oldest independent country will join several African countries that have built their satellite. They include Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, and Algeria, Morocco. According to Dr Solomon, they anticipate using the technology resource for weather-monitoring capabilities which should be useful in the agriculture sector. Technology and innovation have pushed governments and businesses to seize the potential that can be harnessed from such platforms to make life and operations better. Exploitation of space resources could bring socio-economic development according to the African Union (AU), and hence the need for a regulatory framework is needed. For more: https://www.exchange.co.tz/
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02 types of computer 1. Laptop Computer Workstation Supercomputer Palmtop Computer Personal Data Assistant Types of Computers 3. Types of Computers – On the basis of Functionality - Digital, Analog & Hybrid Computers Analog Computers: It is a form of computer that uses the continuously-changeable aspects of physical fact such as electrical, mechanical, or hydraulic quantities to model the problem being solved. Analog means continuity of associated quantity just like an analog clock measures time by means of the distance traveled by the hand of the clock around a dial. EXAMPLES: · Thermometer · Analog clock · Speedometer · Tire pressure gauge 4. DIGITAL COMPUTERS: Computer that performs calculations and logical operations with quantities represented as digits, usually in the binary number system of “0” and “1”. EXAMPLES: · IBM PC · Apple Macintosh · Calculators · Digital watches HYBRID COMPUTERS: Computer that processes both analog and digital data Examples: · Computer used in hospitals to measure the heartbeat of the patient. · Devices used in petrol pump. · Hybrid Machines are generally used in scientific applications or in controlling industrial processes. 5. Types of Digital Computers – On the basis of Size, Speed, Cost 6. Micro & Mini Computers 1. Micro Computers: The smallest among them are micro computers. They are small in physical size (most of them are desktop system; however, notebook micro computers that can fit into a briefcase are also available). They are economical in terms of costs and are friendly in use. Personal computers (PCs) fall into this category. 2. Mini computers: Mini computers are very popular among medium sized companies. Mini computers offer facilities for faster processing of voluminous information. Mini computers, of course, are bigger than microcomputers but smaller than most of their elders called mainframes. They have also been used extensively as gateways between mainframe networks and as main servers for local area networks of microcomputers. 7. Main Frame Computers Mainframe computers (referred to as "big iron") are computers used primarily by large organizations for critical applications, bulk data processing such as census, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning and transaction processing. 8. Super Computers Most Powerful Costly & Fastest Used in Weather Forecasting, Space research, Nuclear tests, Satellite launching PARAM is a series of supercomputers designed and assembled by CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computers) in Pune, India. Latest series PARAM YUVA II Other Super Computers in India – Flo Solver (NAL, Bangalore), Multi Micro (IIS, Bangalore), Param – 10000 (CDAC Pune), Mach (IIT, Mumbai) China’s vast Tianhe2 is the fastest supercomputer in world. 9. Different Forms of Computers 10. Personal Computers Single user system mainly used in office, home. Two most popular series of personal computers PC that uses the Windows operating system Apple Macintosh uses the Macintosh operating system (Mac OS) 11. 11 Personal Computers Desktop computer? Designed so all of the components fit on or under a desk or table 12. Personal Computers Notebook computer / Laptop? Portable, small enough to fit on your lap Generally more expensive than a desktop computer 13. Handheld Computers Tablet PC? Resembles a letter-sized slate Allows to write on the screen using a stylus Smaller version of modular computer Personal digital assistant (PDA)? Provides personal organizer functions Calendar Appointment book Address book Calculator Notepad 14. Handheld Computers What are Web-enabled handheld computers? Performing functions of Tablet, PDAs and much more.. Allow you to check e-mail and access the Internet Web-enabled telephone is a “smart phone” Find the powerpoint presentation of above video on this link: https://www.slideshare.net/gorealdotin/02-types-of-computer
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The Indian Space Research Organization is the primary space agency of the Indian government. ISRO is amongst the six largest government space agencies in the world. Its primary objective is to advance space technology and use its applications for national benefit. It was established for the research and development of vehicles and activities for the exploration of space within and outside of Earth's atmosphere in 1969. Headquartered in Bangalore, Isro chief executive is also chairman of the Indian government's Space Commission and the secretary of the Department of Space. India's space era dawned when the first two-stage sounding rocket was launched from Thumba in 1963. With the advent of the Indian space program, emphasis was laid on indigenous, self-reliant and state-of-the-art development of technology for immediate practical applications in the fields of space science research activities in the country. ISROs first satellite, Arya bhatta, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1975. Rohini, the first satellite to be placed in orbit by an Indian-made launch vehicle was launched in 1980. ISRO has several field installations as assets, and cooperates with the international community as a part of several bilateral and multilateral agreements. Geopolitical and economic considerations during the 1960s and 1970s compelled India to initiate its own launch vehicle program. During the first phase (1960s-1970s) the country successfully developed a sounding rockets program, and by the 1980s, research had yielded the Satellite Launch Vehicle-3 and the more advanced Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV), complete with operational supporting infrastructure. ISRO further applied its energies to the advancement of launch vehicle technology resulting in the creation of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Geo synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) technologies. Indian scientists and engineers developed the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle which is an expendable launch system developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into sun synchronous orbits. The reliability and versatility of the PSLV is proven by the fact that it has launched 55 satellites / space crafts (26 Indian and 29 Foreign Satellites) into a variety of orbits so far. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle is a launch system developed to enable India to launch its INSAT-type satellites into geostationary orbit and to make India less dependent on foreign rockets. At present, it is ISRO's heaviest satellite launch vehicle and is capable of putting a total payload of up to 5 tons to Low Earth Orbit. Indian Space Research Organization has successfully operationalized two major satellite systems namely Indian National Satellites (INSAT) for communication services and Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites for management of natural resources. INSAT is a series of multi-purpose satellites to satisfy the telecommunications, broadcasting, meteorology and search-and-rescue needs of India. Commissioned in 1983, INSAT is the largest domestic communication system in the Asia-Pacific Region. IRS are a series of earth observation satellites, that provides remote sensing services to the country. They provide data in a variety of spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions to enable several programs to be undertaken relevant to national development. India's economic progress has made its space program more visible and active as the country aims for greater self-reliance in space technology. India also connects space exploration to national prestige. ISRO has achieved numerous milestones since its establishment. In 2008, ISRO successfully launched its first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1, while future plans include indigenous development of GSLV, manned space missions, further lunar exploration, and interplanetary probes. Over the years, the space organization has conducted a variety of operations for both Indian and foreign clients. In 2010 India has launched 11 satellites, including nine from other countries—and it became the first nation to launch 11 satellites on one rocket. The Indian Space Research Organization launched its first Mars orbiter, called Mars Orbiter Mission, or Mangal yaan, on 5 November 2013. The primary objective of the Mars Orbiter Mission is to showcase India's rocket launch systems, spacecraft-building and operations capabilities. Specifically, the primary objective is to develop the technologies required for design, planning, management and operations of an interplanetary mission. The Indian Space Research Organization has proposed a budget of US $2.3 billion for its human spaceflight program. If realized in the stated time-frame, India will become the fourth nation, after the USSR, USA and China, to successfully carry out manned missions indigenously.
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The ECOWAS Coastal and Marine Resources Management Centre has been commissioned at the University of Ghana. The Centre is responsible for co-ordinating activities that utilize earth observation data from satellite to help manage fisheries resources, and also provide early warning information on ocean conditions for the benefit of artisanal fishers. The Centre is one of six Regional Centres of Excellence which will implement the Pan-African programme on Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA).
The Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with the Department of Politics & International Studies, University of Cambridge, is convening a workshop on “Maritime Asia” with a focus on the “securitization” of the China Seas in the 19th and 20th Centuries. This public forum presents the highlights from the workshop. Anchored in the disciplines of historical and international studies, we view “securitization” as a process of politicization that is geographically defined, historically contingent, resource constrained and trans-temporal in its effects. We also view securitization as the formation of a discourse that is contingent upon complex speech acts in multiple sites. What can we learn from China's modern history about the nation's long-term aspirations as a maritime power? How does Beijing pursue naval preeminence in a post-Cold War political economy of globalizing connections and multilateral agreements? As China aspires to become a major Asian maritime power in the 21st century, we propose to examine the how, why, and the so what, internally and internationally, about its significance.
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ISRO's PSLV-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A successfully launched from India's Space Station PSLV-C36 is the thirty eighth flight of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) placed the 1235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A into an 817 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C36 was launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. In this flight, the 'XL' version of PSLV with six solid strap-on motors was used. PSLV is the ISRO's versatile launch vehicle for launching multiple satellites in polar SSOs, Low Earth Orbits (LEO) as well as Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and sub GTO. With 36 successful launches, PSLV has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO and is offered for launching satellites for international customers. During 1994-2016 period, PSLV has launched a total of 121 satellites, of which 79 satellites are from abroad and 42 are Indian satellites. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its PSLV C36 Resource Sat-2A at 10.25 am Wednesday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The satellite is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users. It will carry similar payloads as carried by its predecessors Resourcesat-1 and Resourcesat-2. The 36-hour countdown of the satellite launch started at 10.25 pm on Monday PSLV-C36, ISRO's, RESOURCESAT, ISRO, 2A, India, Space, Station, Polar, Satellite, Launch, Vehicle, PSLV, 1235 kg, RESOURCESAT-2A, Sun, Synchronous, Orbit, SSO, Geosynchronous, Transfer, Orbit, (GTO), sub, GTO, Sriharikota, Space, Dhawan, Satish
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Edge computing is a natural evolution of cloud computing, where server resources, ranging from a credit-card size computers to micro data centers, are placed closer to data and information generation sources. Application and system developers use these resources to enable a new class of latency- and bandwidth-sensitive applications that are not realizable with current mega-scale cloud computing architectures. Industries, ranging from manufacturing to healthcare, are eager to develop real-time control systems that use machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve efficiencies and reduce cost and the Intelligent Edge is in the center of it all. In this session, we will explore this new computing paradigm by discussing emerging challenges, technologies, and future business impact. See more at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/intelligent-edge/
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CPEC Early Harvest Projects Create Over 30,000 Direct Jobs in Pakistan Follow us on www.facebook.com/pakistanaffairs2017 www.twitter.com/pakistanaffairz CPEC projects create over 30,000 jobs Another myth is busted with the latest information of jobs created by China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Early Harvest Projects (EHP) as the official data shows that more than 30,000 Pakistani engineers and workers have got direct employment under this corridor project. Perception that only Chinese have been hired by Chinese companies working on CPEC projects is devoid of truth, said officials. According to the data of Planning Commission, around 8000 Chinese are working on these projects. Average strength of Chinese workers never crossed the figure of 25 % of the total employees. It is estimated that the employment opportunities for local youth will maximize with implementation of mega projects in mid to long term of CPEC. International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that CPEC will support to create around 400,000 jobs while Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC) estimated that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is expected to create over 700,000 direct jobs between 2015 and 2030 and add 2 to 2.5 points to the annual economic growth of the country. The estimates of Planning Commission show that the figure may go much higher as CPEC would generate around 800,000 jobs over the period of next 15 years. Presently, the mega energy projects under CPEC portfolio contributed majority of jobs where 16,000 Pakistanis are hired as laborer and engineers. Port Qasim Coal Power project is the top one which created job opportunities for 5,000 Pakistanis. Sahiwal Coal Power Plant Project and Zonergy Solar Power Project stand second in list with 3,000 jobs each. “Around 300 to 500 engineers are working on these energy projects which would surely help in transfer of knowledge in these sector, thus helping the country to have its own trained human resource” said officials. With implementation of two more project in energy sector; Sukki Kinari and Karot, would generate around 6,000 jobs for Pakistani engineers and workers. “Huge number of Pakistani civil and electrical engineers could grab this opportunity where hydropower projects are under execution” said officials. Besides, energy portfolio, CPEC Transport Infrastructure Sector stands second in creating around 13,000 jobs for locals. The data shows that 9,800 Pakistanis are working on Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan Sukkur Section), a biggest infrastructure project under CPEC. The data further shows that KKH Phase II Havelian provided jobs to 2071 locals, Orange Line Metro Lahore created employment for 956 people and Fiber Optic project created 580 posts for Pakistanis. Development of Free zone project at Gwadar has created 404 direct jobs with additional 2,000 indirect employment. It is estimated that this project would create thousands of job opportunities for locals; soon it is made fully functional with establishment of different industries here. The figures could grow significantly with more infrastructure projects expected to begin this year. Construction work on ML-1 project of Pakistan Railway, Gwadar Airport, Eastbay Expressway at Gwadar and other road projects are starting this as framework agreements of these projects have been signed by both side during One Built One Road Summit at China this month. “These projects could further create around 10,000 to 15,000 direct jobs this year” officials estimated. They said that facts and figure clearly indicated that more than 75 percent Pakistanis are employed on CPEC projects, a fact which is contrary to the propaganda being spread by anti CPEC forces. “All the companies try its level best to look for local engineers and laborers, fulfilling the social responsibility” said officials. In addition, CPEC projects being implemented through Public Sector Development Program (PSDP), particularly Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan Motorway Project has also generated thousands of jobs for Pakistani workers. Besides, such a huge direct employment, the CPEC projects which are in construction phase have created thousands of indirect jobs and brought a boom for construction industry as steel and cement manufacturers are fully engaged in multiplying their production.
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Some 30 years ago, the barren landscape of Saudi Arabia’s Wadi As Sirhan basin looked like any other desert. But over time, satellites such as the US Landsats and Copernicus Sentinels saw the area transform into a vast cropland. The fields are fed by fossil water pumped from deep underground and distributed by central-pivot irrigation systems, where long water pipes rotate around a well at the centre, creating the circular features. Created thousands of years ago when the region received more rainfall, these water reserves enable agriculture in today’s desert, but experts say this resource will eventually be exhausted. Copyright USGS/contains modified Coperncius Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA Full article and download: http://bit.ly/2ysz8ll
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Finally, the most demanded series, for which all of you were waiting, is here. Yes, it deals with SnT (Science and Technology) portion of CSE- both prelims and mains. It talks about general perception of science among public at large, why is it part of syllabus, use of e-governance, classification of all the sciences on the basis of scale at which it operates, syllabus of prelims and mains according to UPSC notification, Resources of SnT in decreasing order of importance, topics to be read from class XI and XII PCB NCERT, sections to be avoided, 4 types of questions from SnT section and ending with some eye openers points. Visit us at http://upsc.unacademy.in and http://facebook.com/romansaini.official Video by Unacademy for IAS Preparation. How to prepare for IAS exam, Best IAS Coaching, IAS Civil Services Syllabus, Study Material for IAS Exam, IAS Civil Services Exam, UPSC Preparation, Tips for IAS, Material for IAS Preparation, UPSC Exam Material, IAS How to prepare, Other good resources: Mrunal and Clearias , IAS preparation tips, How to prepare for IAS 2015, Roman Saini Video
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Why IAF must convince Centre to ensure import substitution with indigenisation programme By: Financial Express Quality human resources have never been an issue for the Indian Air Force (IAF) ever since it started operating under the British, post-First World War Paris Peace Conference 1919-20. From ground engineering to logistics to maintenance to flying missions of all types, in all weather and from tarmacs—from the swampy jungles of Burma to the rugged, barren and hilly terrain of the North-West Frontier Province’s rudimentary air bases of Quetta, Drigh Road and Kohat—Indian fliers accomplished their mission with élan and ingenuity, proving their British rulers that, given a chance, they were second to none. In fact, the British could not have had emerged victorious in the Asian theatre without the steely resolve and sterling flying skills and qualities of the Empire’s pilots, navigators, gunners and ground handlers. The foundation laid by the rigours of training and flying Spitfires seamlessly transformed the IAF into an institution of awe, inspiration and envy post-1947 operations—J&K in 1947-48; Indo-Pak War of 1965, 1971; and Kargil 1999. From the early-day Lysander and Tiger Moth to De Havilland Vampire, Ouragan, Mystere, Canberra, Hunter, Marut, Gnat, Ajeet, Sukhoi Su-7, MiG-21, 23, 25, 27, 29, Jaguar, Mirage 2000, Sukhoi Su-30MKI to now Dassault Rafale, it is a saga of glory that culminated with the celebration of completion of 85 years of the IAF on October 8, 2017. With time, however, the operating environment of the IAF has changed, as things have become more challenging with the possible two-front air combat created by an aggressive Sino-Pak axis. What makes things more complex for the IAF is the traditional slow reaction of the government to address, among other things, the urgent hardware equipping and replenishment owing to its inability to develop steady and sustained indigenous air assets’ production. Virtual 100% imported foreign-origin fleet can neither give enduring confidence nor the ability to a force to face conflict of a long duration. The possibility of loss, attrition, delay and ‘sanction’, all become real-time ‘non-battlefield threat’ as seen in the past when foreign suppliers were pressured to either reduce or switch off the flowing supply tap in accordance with the big brother’s wishes—1965 War and post-1998 Pokhran nuclear test come to mind. Indigenisation, instead of import, has to be the foremost priority for the IAF—the sooner, the better. This is because both China and Pakistan appear to have made considerable progress in air assets’ indigenisation vis-a-vis India. Instances galore can be cited. However, only a few would suffice to make a point. On January 11, 2017, came Jane’s Defence Weekly report “China’s twin-engine, fifth-generation, second FC-31 fighter prototype makes maiden flight.” Accordingly, the fighter made by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation has “better stealth capabilities, improved electronic equipment, and a large payload capacity.” Interestingly, and not impressively, simultaneously came the Jane’s report that “India approves purchases worth over $1 billion.” For “materiel acquisitions worth `71.84 billion ($1.066 billion) and sanctioned the procurement of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force.” Not a very happy news for an Indian citizen surely. China indigenising. India importing? Both for national security!
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Fox News senior strategic analyst retired Gen. Jack Keane breaks down the threat posed by Beijing. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 16 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre. Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ Watch full episodes of your favorite shows The Five: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-five/ Special Report with Bret Baier: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-special-report/ The Story with Martha Maccallum: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-story-with-martha-maccallum/ Tucker Carlson Tonight: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-tucker-carlson-tonight/ Hannity: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-hannity/ The Ingraham Angle: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-the-ingraham-angle/ Fox News @ Night: http://video.foxnews.com/playlist/longform-fox-news-night/ Follow Fox News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoxNews/ Follow Fox News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxnews/
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GEO TV GEO will be the voice of freedom from the Asian subcontinent. It will highlight the issues of concern and the cultural richness of its people through information, discussion and entertainment. GEO will propagate transparency of responsibility that will ensure its position as the most credible and meaningful source of information, through quality programming based on issues. GEO will provide entertainment audiences can relate to, thereby creating viewer loyalty and response. GEO will forge an alliance amongst its three stakeholders - viewers, advertisers and shareholders to maximize viewer ownership. GEO will invest in human resources as it recognizes it to be the foundation upon which the GEO future will be built. It is this very foundation that will allow GEO to attain and sustain a leadership position, thus fulfilling the promise associated with its creation. Our Mission GEO informs and entertains while celebrating cultures and prompting dialogue in the spirit of "live and let live". Introducing Geo TV A resounding Success Story! GEO TV was established in May 2002 Test transmission started on 14th August 2002 on the PAS 10 digital satellite Regular transmission started on 1st October 2002 Geo TV is the first South Asian Urdu language channel to provide content comparable with world-class television broadcasters Geo is the fastest growing TV Channel in Pakistan with ratings exceeding all satellite delivered TV channels in the market Geo has the widest distribution on cable systems in Pakistan with 100% carriage within 90 days of launch Technology Newsroom Automation Service GEO has state-of-the-art newsroom computer system designed to meet the challenges of today's dynamic news environment. A powerful and comprehensive news production system, it can be customized for use by everyone - from small news channels with just one broadcast a day, to 24-hour, multi-channel news networks. It grasps and connects all the elements of news operations. Newsgathering, feeds, wires, scripts, rundowns, archives, contacts, video browser, on air schedules, personal work spaces, staffing and much more created and formatted to meet individual requirements. Graphics System Graphic system GEO is using is the leader in real-time digital graphics, integrated enterprise content management and distribution tools for visual communication. Its tools enable organizations to create their message once and deliver it simultaneously to different media with major economies in production and increased impact. Systems Products and solutions are used by major broadcast television networks, Internet portals, museums and universities around the world. It produce software that enables the creation and distribution of rich visual content for broadcast graphics, virtual environments and quantitative visualization and information display across networks that are delivered to different media platforms, including television, interactive television, the Internet, and Wireless Application Protocol. Automated Playout System Over time the system GEO is using, has developed cutting-edge Products including:STUDIO-D, a dubbing studio control system that controls and synchronizes VTRs with audio multi-track recorders and digital workstations This System provides an adapting operational function for any business model. This automation provides the full spectrum of TV technology and networking functionality Media Server System Media Server System is comprised of network interfaces, disc-based storage subsystems and system software. These modular components attach to the network. They manage data storage, and handle the connection of external devices to the network. The network handles both isochronous audio/video channels and asynchronous data simultaneously, and can scale to 3.2 Gigabit/sec on optical fiber. Geo Firsts Launched the first interactive infotainment programs in Pakistan, engaging and empowering the viewer. Consistently scoops all rival broadcasters on major news events. Besides seven bureaus in Pakistan a robust international network feeds live content from New York, Washington and London. First telethon in Pakistan raising $100K in a twelve hour period through call ins on a premium rate number. Engaging the viewers on festivals like Eid with interactive quiz programs and traveling road shows. The largest and most aggressive recruitment and training campaign in the history of Pakistan.
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China is set to launch its first lunar rover mission, marking a key milestone in the country's ambitious space programme. The Chang'e-3 rocket, carrying the Jade Rabbit rover, was set to blast off at 1:30am on Monday (17:30 GMT on Sunday) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwestern Sichuan province. "We have been rehearsing the entire flight process. But for some crucial stages, we will do repeated exercises, more times than for other processes," said Wu Fenglei, deputy director of the system design department at the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Centre. The lunar probe, designed to explore the moon's surface and seek out natural resources, is expected to land in mid-December if all goes according to plan. The third such rover mission to the moon, China's will boast more sophisticated technology than US and Soviet missions decades earlier. It will also be used to test deep space communication technologies. "We can receive information about the rover's working conditions. Secondly, we can also receive image data ... about the surrounding environment gathered from taking images and other perception," senior engineer Xi Luhua said. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV was promising live coverage of the launch, starting an hour and a half in advance. Space superpowers The Jade Rabbit can climb slopes of up to 30 degrees and travel at 200 metres per hour, according to its designer, the Shanghai Aerospace Systems Engineering Research Institute. Its name, chosen in an online poll of 3.4 million voters, derives from an ancient Chinese myth about a rabbit living on the moon as the pet of Chang'e, a lunar goddess who swallowed an immortality pill. In 2007, China launched its first moon orbiter, the Chang'e One orbiter, which took images of the surface and analysed the distribution of elements. Advancing China's space programme has been a priority for the country's leadership, with President Xi Jinping calling for China to establish itself as a space superpower. But China is still far from catching up with the established space superpowers, the US and Russia, which decades ago learned the docking techniques China is only now mastering. The military-led Chinese programme aims to establish a permanent space station by 2020 and eventually send someone to the moon.
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Sponsored by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College Recorded October 22, 2018 Ms. Glaser is a senior advisor for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at CSIS, where she works on issues related to Asia-Pacific security with a focus on Chinese foreign and security policy. Ms. Glaser is a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, and a senior associate with the Pacific Forum. Prior to joining CSIS, Ms. Glaser served as a consultant for various U.S. government offices, including the Departments of Defense and State. Ms. Glaser has written extensively on Chinese threat perceptions and views of the strategic environment, China’s foreign policy, Sino-U.S. Relations, U.S.-China military ties, cross-strait relations, Chinese assessments of the Korean peninsula, and Chinese perspectives on missile defense and multilateral security in Asia. Her writings have been published in, among others, the Washington Quarterly, China Quarterly, Asian Survey, International Security, Contemporary Southeast Asia, American Foreign Policy Interests, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, New York Times and International Herald Tribune. Ms. Glaser is also a regular contributor to the Pacific Forum quarterly Web journal Comparative Connections. Ms. Glaser is a board member of the U.S. Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Ms. Glaser served as a member of the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board China Panel in 1997. Ms. Glaser received her B.A. in political science from Boston University and her M.A. with concentrations in international economics and Chines studies from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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The Chinese government is under increased pressure over its archipelago of mass detention camps, holding approximately one million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known as East Turkestan). Beijing has responded with a flurry of contradictory rhetoric, first denying that the camps exist, then portraying them as voluntary vocational training centres, and most recently describing them as a ‘counter-terrorism’ measure that Europe should learn from. In this public seminar, a panel of experts and practitioners focus on some of the core questions surrounding the evolution of this crisis. Why is this happening now? How many people are in the camps? What are the implications for the Uyghur people, China and the international community?
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The Ecological Sequestration Trust and the world's first integrated ecological - social and economic systems model http://resilience.io introduced in a short film. Soil to Sky is presented in partnership with the International Centre for Earth Simulation. The film was first presented at the Mansion House in London at the invitation of Fiona Woolf. Our planet, our home is a world of deserts, forests, mountains, wetlands, oceans and complex atmospherics an intricate web of interlocking ecosystems that supports all life, including our own. Yet that life and beauty is under threat. For two hundred thousand years, humanity has thrived on the earth’s natural resources but in the last century our use of them has accelerated to such an extent, that it questions our current model for human development. We have treated success as ever increasing consumption and growth and not accounted for the cost of pollution and natural capital loss. Our world is experiencing the largest wave of urban growth in history. By 2030 5 billion people will be living in towns and cities. Huge investments are being made that will determine living patterns for a hundred years, during which time we will be increasingly affected by global environmental and economic change. But the local conditions can only be accurately taken into account when the global picture is clear. Bob Bishop, founder of the International Centre for Earth Simulation, is bringing together whole earth systems models so that we can understand earth system changes and their impact on city regions. An example is the impact of glacier melt in the Himalayas on river flows in India, China and South East Asia home to nearly 40% of the world’s population. Earth observation satellites provide continuous information about the planet, and the best city-regional models are wired with today’s technology to provide data streams from local sensor networks, smart phones and tablets. Finding a new paradigm for sustainable livelihoods will involve linking global and local systems, it will involve forging an understanding that we, and our towns and cities, do not stand apart from nature but are in a symbiotic relationship with it. Peter Head founder of the Ecological Sequestration Trust is. in partnership with ICES, helping bring all this together for use in city regions. Together, Peter Head and Bob Bishop realised that we need to understand and link the way human and ecological activity interact and impact on our well-being; and based on this knowledge, create the practical tools we need for making decisions and investment choices. Gandhi said there is no point in running fast unless you are running in the right direction. This story is about enabling communities all over the world to find that direction and access the funding to improve human well-being. Surat in India, is a city of 4.3 Million people. A population that is growing at a time when the vital monsoon rains are becoming increasingly unpredictable. To help the city adapt to these challenges, Peter proposed creating an integrated model of the city, so that local people could model the investments that would improve human and ecological health and well-being. In the backstreets of Surat he made a valuable discovery – one which was the inspiration behind The Ecological Sequestration Trust. Surat is a centre for diamond cutting. 80% of the world’s small diamonds are cut and polished here. Peter was surprised to find the factory was a modern five story block, and the work place for 2000 young people, all from a select group of local villages, which compete for process excellence in return for wage and accommodation. Diamond mining involves seeing through dirty, unpromising rock and searching for the beauty and riches that we can create from within. Music BREAK What is true of diamond mining is also true of our run down and unproductive towns and cities. The potential is there, but it needs to be discovered, nurtured and supported using human ingenuity. We try to improve lives, but we use different policies in different nations – we don’t integrate our efforts and people lose hope, even in rich nations. We need to find the valuable jewel within; in the same way that the computer identifies the position of the diamonds within the coarse rock, allowing them to be extracted with lasers, making the process incredibly precise and highly efficient. A combination of advanced technology and highly motivated, skilled people from the villages, creates the diamonds, their value and the wealth of that ultimately supports their communities...
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McKinsey's Andrew Grant explores what's being done to make Chinese workers and managers more effective in domestic and global operations. As a director of our Public Sector Practice globally, he helps lead our Sustainability & Resource Productivity, Social Sector, and Consumer Packaged Goods practices in Asia. A former leader of McKinsey's Greater China region, he has published widely on China's rise to economic prominence. You can find more from our special summer focus on China on our site, including a full issue of the McKinsey Quarterly dedicated to exploring the mainland's next chapter: http://bit.ly/McKQ2013No3.
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