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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 - World - SPACE

    European rocket launches Earth-observing satellite

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:41am by Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Satellite designed to monitor climate change, agriculture and natural disasters launched by European Space Agency from pad in the Caribbean The space consortium Arianespace has successfully launched a rocket that lofted the first Earth-observation satellite for a new European project. The Sentinel-1A satellite was launched into orbit by a Soyuz ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464553/european-rocket-launches-earth-observing-satellite
  3. News - China - SPACE

    China mulls global satellite surveillance after flight 370 riddle

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Beijing mulls launching network of dozens of satellites, giving it the ability to monitor the whole world, in wake of lost flight 370 China eyes global satellite coverage China is considering massively increasing its network of surveillance and observation satellites so it can monitor the entire planet, scientists working on the project said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460652/china-mulls-global-satellite-surveillance-after-flight-370-riddle
  4. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Satellites reveal Hong Kong building 'sinking fast' before collapse that killed four

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:20am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Scientist says technology available now would have prevented To Kwa Wan tragedy that killed four but government has turned it down Satellites 'show ... been using satellite technology showing the five-storey block of flats had been subsiding at a worrying rate before the accident. Block J of 45 Ma Tau Wai Road was apparently dilapidated, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462315/kwa-wan-tenement-building-sank-significantly-2010-collapse-tragedy
  5. News - China

    Satellite city Baoding rolls out welcome mat to 'guests from Beijing'

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 01:55pm by Andrea Chen

    ... According to planning directives issued by Hebei’s provincial government and party committee last week, Baoding and Langfang will become satellite cities of the capital in the development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1461658/satellite-city-baoding-rolls-out-welcome-mat-guests-beijing
  6. News - World - INTERNET

    Facebook looks to drones, satellites and lasers to connect everyone to the internet

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Social network plans to harness new technology to beam internet services to the 70pc of the population which is not yet online Facebook looks to drones, satellites Facebook is harnessing satellite, drone and other technology as part of an ambitious and costly effort to beam internet connectivity to people in underdeveloped parts of the world. The world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459872/facebook-looks-drones-satellites-and-lasers-connect-everyone-internet
  7. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Thai satellite finds 300 floating objects in search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:52pm by Danny Lee and Angela Meng

    ... Danny Lee and Angela Meng in Kuala Lumpur Air search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet called off due to bad weather in Indian Ocean but ships remain Thai satellite images have shown 300 ... the agency’s executive director, Anond Snidvongs, told reporters. He said the information had been given to Malaysia. The pictures were taken by Thailand’s only earth observation satellite on Monday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457773/thai-satellite-finds-300-floating-objects-search-missing-malaysia-airlines
  8. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei cities poised to ease burden on Beijing, become its satellites

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Andrea Chen

    ... to be satellites of capital Two cities in Hebei province are preparing to be fashioned into Beijing's satellite cities, to ease the burden on the capital, although the central government has ... their administration and infrastructure to meet the standards of a satellite city, Xinhua reported yesterday. The directives suggested Baoding, which has an area of 2.1 million hectares and a population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458821/hebei-cities-poised-ease-burden-beijing-become-its-satellites
  9. News - Asia - MH370

    How satellite ‘pings’ revealed missing Malaysia flight MH370’s final path

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:40am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse First time technique has been used by Inmarsat to locate plane The satellite operator Inmarsat revealed how it managed to work out which direction the missing Malaysia ... route by measuring the Doppler effect of satellite pings, giving corridors arcing north and south along which the plane could have flown for at least five hours. Despite the plane’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1456803/how-satellite-pings-revealed-missing-malaysia-flight-mh370s-final-path
  10. News - Asia

    China demands Malaysia hand over satellite data used to conclude Malaysia Airlines flight crashed

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur China demanded that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to conclude that a Malaysia Airlines jetliner had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean ... hour to a satellite belonging to Inmarsat, a British company, even after other communication systems on the jetliner shut down for unknown reasons. Najib said that an unparalleled study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1456974/china-demands-malaysia-hand-over-satellite-data-used-conclude-malaysia

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