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  1. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Legal expert calls for update to city's space laws

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Growing use of commercial satellites exposes grey areas in copyright and accident liabilities Legal expert calls for update to city's space laws Hong Kong needs to update its 23-year-old outer space law to keep pace with the growing use of commercial satellites both in the city and overseas, a legal expert says. Dr Zhao Yun, the city's top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1229467/legal-expert-dr-zhao-yun-calls-update-citys-outer-space-laws
  2. News - China - SURVEILLANCE

    China police say 'giant marijuana plantation' spotted by satellite may be legal hemp farm

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:14am by Stephen Chen and Patrick Boehler

    ... authorities said last week that police had discovered the biggest illegal marijuana plantation in recent Chinese history using a new, advanced satellite. On Monday, however, the China National Space ... Morning Post. The Ministry of Public Security found the plantation straddling Jilin province and Inner Mongolia by analysing images taken by Gaofen 1, a high-definition earth observation satellite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580750/chinese-police-says-marijuana-plantations-spotted-satellite-could-just-be
  3. News - China - SURVEILLANCE

    Huge marijuana plantation spotted by hi-tech satellite in China's northeast

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:44pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Gaofen probe also reveals poppy fields, secret border crossings and smuggling warehouse Huge marijuana field spotted by hi-tech satellite Police using a new, advanced satellite discovered the biggest illegal marijuana plantation in recent Chinese history, according to the nation's space authorities. The Ministry of Public Security found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580721/chinese-satellite-identifies-big-marijuana-plantation-northeast
  4. News - World - SPACE

    Galileo satellites sent into wrong orbit

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Europe satellites go into wrong orbit European space officials are investigating whether faulty stationing of two satellites will complicate efforts to develop a Galileo navigation system that would rival the US GPS network. The European Space Agency (ESA) and launch company Arianespace say the satellites were in off-target orbits after being launched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580365/galileo-satellites-sent-wrong-orbit
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Lizard love space test back from brink as Russia contacts lost satellite

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Moscow Russia re-establishes contact with satellite carrying geckos for research on sex habits Lizard love space test back from the brink Will geckos still get it on in zero gravity? It looked like this and other pressing scientific questions would be unanswered after Russia's space agency lost contact last week with a Photon-M satellite carrying five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562044/lizard-love-space-test-back-brink-russia-contacts-lost-satellite
  6. News - China

    China keeps fishermen connected by satellite deep in disputed waters

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... or a Philippine or Vietnamese patrol ship when he's fishing in the disputed South China Sea. By the end of last year, China's homegrown Beidou satellite system had been installed on more than ... each year, or on Beijing's goal to increase offshore energy output. But the satellite equipment is a strong sign of the importance of seafood to the Chinese diet, and the lengths China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561269/china-keeps-fishermen-connected-satellite-deep-disputed-waters
  7. News - World

    Nasa satellite will track earth’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, US Satellite will track earth's ability to absorb CO ccix:character{-2}/ccix:character A Nasa satellite being prepared for launch today is expected to reveal details about where carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas tied to climate change, is being released into earth's atmosphere on a global scale. The two-year, US$465 million project, known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543740/nasa-satellite-will-track-earths-ability-absorb-carbon-dioxide
  8. Business - Companies

    Google buys satellite company Skybox Imaging

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Google in deal forsatellite company Google said it is acquiring satellite company Skybox Imaging for US$500 million as it works to bolster its mapping services and improve internet access. The all-cash deal was subject to adjustments, the company said yesterday. Skybox has designed satellites to capture images and deliver them to customers with details down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1530395/google-buys-satellite-company-skybox-imaging
  9. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Scientists sceptical of satellite firm Inmarsat's raw data on missing Malaysian flight MH370

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:10pm by STEPHEN CHEN, Wu Nan and Danny Lee

    ... Stephen Chen and Wu Nan in Beijing and Danny Lee Scientists question quality of information in 47-page report released by British company Scepticism over satellite data on missing flight Scientists have questioned the quality of raw data released by British satellite company Inmarsat that was used to determine Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean. They said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1520176/scientists-sceptical-satellite-firm-inmarsats-raw-data-missing-malaysian
  10. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Malaysia and British satellite firm release data on missing flight MH370

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:46pm by Reuters, AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Kuala Lumpur Malaysian government releases 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that missing airliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation and British satellite firm Inmarsat on Tuesday released the data used to determine the path of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, following mounting calls from passengers’ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519853/malaysia-and-uk-satellite-firm-release-data-missing-mh370-flight

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