Friday , 18 August 2017

Space

‘DOZENS’ OF TURKISH SOLDIERS GO AWOL IN GERMANY

The dozens of Turkish soldiers who have arrived in Germany refuse to return to their homeland for fear of being persecuted by the government, they say, according to reports by Der Spiegel and German public broadcaster ARD. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to visit Turkey in a week. “If I go back to Turkey, I risk being arrested or even tortured,” one of the officers reportedly said in an interview.   About 150 …

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Beijing’s space program soars in 2016

In 2016, the Chinese government launched a whole array of major space-related projects which proved to be successful, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin told Sputnik China. In 2016, China started tests of its first heavy-lift Long March-5 rocket. The successful completion of the launch vehicle will pave the way for the construction of a Chinese space station, Kashin told Sputnik …

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India’s first navigation satellite put into orbit

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 2 (IANS) India’s first navigation satellite was successfully placed in orbit by an Indian rocket Monday midnight in copy book style. With the successful launch of the first of the seven satellites planned under the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), India took the first step in joining the select group of nations having such a …

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