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Japan launches hi-tech global rainfall satellite

In this image released by NASA, a Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard takes off from launch pad 1 of the Tanegashima Space Center, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, Tanegashima, Japan. The satellite will collect data from an international network of existing and future satellites to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours.  AP PHOTO/NASA, BILL INGALLS

Japan successfully launched its latest rocket on Friday, carrying a hi-tech satellite to monitor global rainfall and help meteorologists forecast big storms, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

UN tasks imaging satellites for ‘Yolanda’ relief

A young girl walks her brother to the Tacloban City Convention Center known as the Astrodome Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, where hundreds of displaced typhoon survivors have set up makeshift shelters throughout the complex's once bustling shops and popular basketball court. The United Nations has activated a constellation of satellites to help relief operations in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, an official said on Thursday. Data gathered can identify roads, bridges or railway lines and buildings that are passable or structures that are damaged or intact.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

The United Nations has activated a constellation of satellites to help relief operations in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, an official said on Thursday.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Japan launches new, cheaper rocket

An Epsilon rocket lifts off from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki town, Kagoshima, western Japan Saturday. Japan launched the new rocket it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of sending satellites into space, following a two-week postponement. AP

Japan launched a new rocket Saturday that it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of sending satellites into space.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Bicol on heightened alert for launch of South Korean satellite

This handout photo provided by Korea Aerospace Research Institute on October 24, 2012 shows engineers and launch coordinators gathering near the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I) on its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul. AFP / Korea Aerospace Research Institute

The Bicol Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Tuesday heightened its alert status as part of precautionary measures for the third launch of a South Korean satellite on Thursday morning.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Satellite landed, exact site not yet known—NASA

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite during deployment from the shuttle in September 1991. AP/NASA File Photo

A decommissioned NASA satellite, the biggest piece of US space junk to fall in 30 years, has crash-landed but the precise location is not yet known, the US space agency said early Saturday.

Posted: September 24th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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