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2008-09-23 21:00:25

MINSK. Sept 23 (Interfax) - Belarus plans to launch a satellite in 2009, Mikhail Myasnikovich, the chairman of the National Academy of Sciences Presidium, told the presidium on Tuesday. "A Belarusian satellite to be launch in 2009 will provide repeated and full filming of the Belarusian territory, not irregular and low-quality coverage which Belarus has today," he said "While working on the new satellite Belarus wanted to create an original and better version," Myasnikovich said....

2008-09-23 15:00:26

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Minsk, 23 September: Belarus plans to launch its satellite in 2009, the Council of Ministers' presidium said at its meeting on Tuesday [23 September] that focused on the country's space programme for 2008-12. "First of all I want to say a few words of the spacecraft that is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2009 all works proceed in compliance with the schedule," said Mikhail Myasnikovich, the chairman of the...

2008-06-19 21:00:07

MINSK. June 19 (Interfax) - The implementation of Belarusian space projects should continue, President Alexander Lukashenko said. "We do not have to be some space superpower, but we will continue our space program because we now have a good school," Lukashenko told students of Minsk universities after the groundbreaking ceremony for a students' campus in Minsk on Thursday. We need to continue implementing our plans to create our own remote sensing satellite, the president said. "This...

2008-06-19 12:00:06

Text of report in English by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Minsk, 19 June: The implementation of Belarusian space projects should continue, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said. "We do not have to be some space superpower, but we will continue our space programme because we now have a good school," Lukashenka told students of Minsk universities after the groundbreaking ceremony for a students' campus in Minsk on Thursday [19 June]. We need to continue...

2006-07-26 16:36:38

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian Dnepr rocket carrying satellites crashed shortly after take-off late on Wednesday from the Kazakh launch pad of Baikonur, Russian media reported. RIA Novosti said the first and second stages of the rocket failed to separate correctly after 86 seconds of flight, causing the Dnepr -- a converted intercontinental missile -- to crash. "No harm was caused to the villages in the surrounding areas," Yuri Nosenko, deputy head of Russia's space agency, told...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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