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Indian PSLV C23 carrying Singaporean Satellite into space

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 30 Jun 2014 1:40 pm

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-new ... 35121.aspx


The 230-ton Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off at 9:52 am, carrying five satellites from four countries namely France, Germany, Canada and Singapore.

The satellites launched in space include French Earth observation satellite SPOT 7.

The rocket's main luggage was the 714 kg French earth observation satellite SPOT-7.

Piggybacking on the main luggage were the four small satellites viz: 14-kg AISAT of Germany; NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) and NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) from Canada each weighing 15 kg; and the 7-kg VELOX-1 of Singapore
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 30 Jun 2014 2:16 pm

Apparently the VELOX - I is an experimental satellite developed by students
one can read more about it here.

http://www.sarc.eee.ntu.edu.sg/PROJECT/ ... LOX-I.aspx

Intriguingly, why doesn't this kind of news appear on local media here as yet?
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 30 Jun 2014 2:21 pm

The satellites are used for telemedicine and remote education, here's an interesting youtube video that shows the applications and uses of these satellites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR5S5nNbd4U

I never knew Indian technology was helping Ethiopians and Senegalese and other East African Nations!
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Post by Wd40 » Mon, 30 Jun 2014 2:32 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Intriguingly, why doesn't this kind of news appear on local media here as yet?

CNA instead likes to show rape stories from remote corners of India in the programme called "India revealed" or how children are kidnapped in China and sold.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 30 Jun 2014 5:02 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Intriguingly, why doesn't this kind of news appear on local media here as yet?
Because it will paint Indians in a good light.

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Post by Brah » Mon, 30 Jun 2014 9:51 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Intriguingly, why doesn't this kind of news appear on local media here as yet?
I'm intrigued that you're intrigued

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 01 Jul 2014 6:45 am

The Indian engineers should taped a picture of a pot of curry over the lens of one of the Singapore sat cams.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 01 Jul 2014 9:59 am

Brah wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:Intriguingly, why doesn't this kind of news appear on local media here as yet?
I'm intrigued that you're intrigued
I'm intrigued because usually anything positive related to Singapore's achievements is usually hyped and triumphed.
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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:39 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Brah wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:Intriguingly, why doesn't this kind of news appear on local media here as yet?
I'm intrigued that you're intrigued
I'm intrigued because usually anything positive related to Singapore's achievements is usually hyped and triumphed.
on a lighter note, arch rival Pakistan launched a mission to the moon, and within hours news started reporting the presence of water, fish, sharks ........ and Pakistani fishermen ... in the moon, ....

before their state media announced the spacecraft had crashed into the Arabian Sea ...
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Post by Sporkin » Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:50 am

Shouldn't that be done against China instead?
PNGMK wrote:The Indian engineers should taped a picture of a pot of curry over the lens of one of the Singapore sat cams.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 02 Jul 2014 8:21 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Brah wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:Intriguingly, why doesn't this kind of news appear on local media here as yet?
I'm intrigued that you're intrigued
I'm intrigued because usually anything positive related to Singapore's achievements is usually hyped and triumphed.
There is no Singapore achievement with an Indian carrier rocket transporting a 7kg cargo into the space.
Some achievement will be if/when the satellite starts to do the job.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:01 am

x9200 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Brah wrote: I'm intrigued that you're intrigued
I'm intrigued because usually anything positive related to Singapore's achievements is usually hyped and triumphed.
There is no Singapore achievement with an Indian carrier rocket transporting a 7kg cargo into the space.
Some achievement will be if/when the satellite starts to do the job.
I doubt they will advertise that too :wink:
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Post by Mi Amigo » Thu, 03 Jul 2014 6:16 pm

The BCL has an article on this today. If you Google "two new singapore satellites ntu students" it'll probably be the first result. Launched on a rocket from India apparently, that's the extent of that country being mentioned - at least in the intro section. Damned if I'll pay for a subscription to that organ to read the rest.
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