Communications Satellite

Russian rocket crashes in flames after take-off

A screenshot of the failed launch from Russian television.

A Russian rocket carrying three navigation satellites worth around US$200 million crashed shortly after lift-off from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan on Tuesday after its engines suddenly switched off.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Is the new generation of incinerators really safe?

Stealing a Long March on the US

We were disturbed to come across a report that India's flagship incinerator in Delhi appears to be creating hazardous air quality conditions in the surrounding area.

3 May 2013 - 4:22am 3 comments

China launches Sri Lanka’s first satellite as India watches ties grow

Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie (right) meets with Sri Lankan Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Ministry Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Beijing on November 11. Photo: Xinhua

Sri Lanka launched its first communications satellite on Tuesday in partnership with a Chinese state-owned space technology firm, the Sri Lanka partner said, adding to unease in neighbouring India about Beijing’s growing ties with the island nation.

27 Nov 2012 - 8:02pm

APT looks to Beijing for satellite boost

APT Satellite Holdings, which provides satellite transponder, communications and broadcast services in the Asia-Pacific region, sees big potential for its services on the mainland if Beijing permits more television stations to broadcast their programmes by satellite.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Warning over World Cup satellite broadcasts

8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Three-year goal over homemade satellites

In three years, the mainland will be able to design and manufacture communications and broadcast satellites on a par with foreign ones, according to a deputy director of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Orbit into cyberspace with an eye in the sky

Although modern communications depends heavily on satellite technology, most of us know little about satellites.

The best site to visit is the Satellite Site, located at http://www.thetech.org/hyper/ satellite/.

14 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Satellite to be launched soon

The mainland plans to launch European-made telecommunications satellite Sinosat-1 in the near future, officials and state media said yesterday. 'We do not know the date, but it will be launched within this year,' an official of the China Aerospace Corp, said.

21 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

'Dishing' up proof of prowess in field

Hongkong Telecom will display its satellite and telecommunications capabilities at Cable and Satellite Asia '97.

Recent upgrades to existing services would also be highlighted, said K. W. Chan, Hongkong Telecom's broadcast and fixed satellite services manager.

2 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

TRI and Orbcomm seal low-cost satellite accord

Malaysia's Technology Resource Industries (TRI) group and the Orbcomm group of the United States have sealed a deal to bring a low-cost satellite communication system to Asia.

8 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Satellite link

HONGKONG Telecom has linked up with PanAmSat's PAS-4 Indian Ocean Region satellite.

Telecom will use the link to beam broadcast and telecommunications services through Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia.

19 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Telecom in fight to top Singapore in star wars

HONGKONG Telecom is determined to keep a step ahead of Singapore in the battle for telecommunications market share in Asia, says deputy chief executive Peter Howell-Davies.

29 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Outside capital sought to help satellite take-off

HAVING lost a substantial amount of government aid as a result of economic reforms, China's aerospace industry is looking for overseas investors to boost its satellite programme.

''Investment from the Government is becoming smaller and smaller,'' Ji Faren, head of the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST), said yesterday.

5 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

STAR TV

STAR TV could come down from the skies in the near future if Wharf Cable decides to change delivery of the station from satellite to cable.

Managers are considering the cheapest way to relay the service and that could mean that 300,000 homes and hotel rooms currently geared up for STAR reception through Fortress dishes will have to change to pay-TV.

29 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

'Mix and match' idea aimed at countryside

AS demand for a comprehensive telecommunications network spreads from the urban sprawl to the countryside, telecommunications operators are facing new problems.

The installation of a telephone network is costly and frequently dogged by environmental difficulties.

29 Jun 1993 - 12:00am