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  1. Experts say the sky's the limit for exports of space technology

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen With its proven ability, lower costs and more relaxed regulations on space technology exports, China will be better placed to compete with the US in the lucrative satellite market with a successful lunar satellite launch according to industry analysts. 'The advance of a country's space science and technology has a positive effect on their business ...

  2. Credibility lost in space?

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching On July 27, 1998, China issued a white paper on defence in which it declared: 'Outer space should be used exclusively for peaceful purposes to benefit mankind.' ... in the UN on keeping outer space free of weapons. As recently as last October, when it issued a white paper on its space activities, China asserted that its goals in space are to 'explore outer ...

  3. Cultural sensitivity needed- even in space

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to invest billions of dollars in space technology that is, in a way, analogous to reinventing the wheel. Calling one of their own a mere space participant can easily be perceived as a national ... What's in a name? A lot, it would seem, if you are Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, a medical doctor who is expected to be the first Malaysian to blast off into space for a nine-day stay ...

  4. PLA argues for a space race

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to control space through plans to return to the moon and land on Mars'. 'Space technology is the great comprehensive modern science that represents a state's standard of technological ... said China could narrow its technological and economic gaps between developed countries by taking the 'shortcut' of developing a space programme. Hong Kong-based military specialist ...

  5. Space scientists cautious over manned moon landing

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with allowing astronauts to walk in space, the docking and return of spacecraft, and the survival of astronauts on the moon. 'We don't possess those technologies for now, and we cannot solve ... was it technologically ready to do so. 'A manned moon landing is a project which involves great difficulties, high risks and huge investments. Enthusiasm alone is not sufficient to launch the project,' ...

  6. Space programme will open the vault to secret treasures, says Hu

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reached a point where growth could no longer be supported by outdated technology dumped by developed countries. 'The space programme gives us hope,' he said. 'Space is a boot camp of almost all kinds of advanced science and high technology. If we can catch up in space, we can beat them on Earth.' But this month, China signed an Euro8 billion (HK$91.43 billion) contract ...

  7. Show respect for others when you use technology

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The faster technology develops, the smaller our private space becomes. This is mainly because camera lenses are hidden everywhere. We no longer use phones just to call others. ... and photos on the internet for the whole world to see. This is a scary thought. So, please respect others. Everyone has his or her personal space. Don't use a camera or mobile phone to infringe ...

  8. Military spells out space ambitions

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a month ago, suggesting that China give priority to developing fundamental technologies such as space positioning, remote sensing and communications. He said that compared to the academy proposal, ... for the country's space programme, a sign of unprecedented confidence in the massive investment of the past few years. In its Space Science Development Plan for the 11th Five-Year Programme ...

  9. Microsoft, Toyota join MySpace advertisers

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bloomberg in New York News Corp's MySpace said Microsoft Corp and Toyota Motor Corp were among 50 advertisers for its programme to target user groups, as it sought to make money from being the world's most popular social networking website. MySpace is expanding its advertising-targeting programme to 100 categories from 10 when the system was introduced in July. ...

  10. America gets a prod from space

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the ability of more powerful adversaries. The US military is critically dependent on satellites and space networks for surveillance, intelligence gathering, weapons guidance and communications. ... of ballistic missiles launches, usually operate much further out in space, at altitudes of around 36,000km. This is also where voice and data telecommunication satellites owned by many Asia-Pacific ...




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