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2010-07-12 13:05:00

Norway launched a spacecraft on Monday with the intention to help monitor shipping in its territorial waters. The AISSat-1 satellite will track ships over 300 gross tons by picking up signals from their Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponders. AIS is used principally for collision-avoidance, and the authorities use it to keep watch on cargo, passenger and fisheries activity. The small satellite will enable Norway to see what is happening over the area. "Norway has the largest...

2009-09-24 14:38:00

DENVER, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first commercial, high-resolution, Earth imaging satellite, IKONOS, will achieve its 10th year of operation on Sept. 24. Built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), the satellite continues to provide high-resolution imagery of the Earth to commercial and government customers around the world. IKONOS is owned and operated by GeoEye (Nasdaq: GEOY) of Dulles, Va. "When we launched IKONOS in 1999, many said it would change the way we look at the world,...

2008-04-28 16:41:38

BANGALORE, India -- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed two domestic and eight foreign satellites in orbit Monday in what the agency said was the most complex mission launched as yet by its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The mission took place from ISRO's second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on the east coast of southern India. The rocket flew without its usual six strap-on boosters carrying ISRO's Cartosat-2A and Indian Mini...

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