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Bangabandhu-1 launch process postponed, to resume tomorrow

Bangabandhu-1 launch process postponed, to resume tomorrow

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Satellite launching company SpaceX has postponed its process to launch Bangabandhu-1 to the orbit due to a standard ground system auto abort. It will resume the process tomorrow at 4:14pm US local time, SpaceX told in a tweet early today. It means the launching process will resume at 2:14am (Bangladesh local time). Asked about the…
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Chinese space station burns up over South Pacific

Chinese space station burns up over South Pacific

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-- Tiangong-1 space station re-enters atmosphere -- Space station was launched in 2011  China’s Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific today, the Chinese space authority said. The “vast majority” of the craft burnt up on re-entry, at around 8:15am (0015 GMT), the authority said…
US invites visitors for Bangabandhu-1 launch

US invites visitors for Bangabandhu-1 launch

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Kennedy Space Centre has invited visitors to witness the launching of Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite, at its visitor complex tomorrow. SpaceX will target Thursday, May 10 from 4:12pm to 6:22pm (local time Florida, US) for the launch of Bangabandhu-1, Kennedy Space Centre has said in a statement. A Falcon 9 rocket will deliver Bangabandhu-1…
‘People who hear colour may have overactive brain connectivity’

‘People who hear colour may have overactive brain connectivity’

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Synesthesia is a rare and non-pathological condition wherein the stimulation of a certain sense provokes a secondary perception in another. In short, it makes a person hear sounds upon seeing images, see colors upon hearing music or experience taste when certain words and phrases are spoken.  Not much is known about the condition and its…
Research starts on advanced icebreaker

Research starts on advanced icebreaker

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Chinese scientists have begun preliminary research on a next-generation icebreaker capable of lengthy research missions in the Arctic and Antarctica, according to the programme’s chief designer.  “The new type will be much stronger when it comes to capabilities in breaking ice and resisting extreme cold,” Wu Gang, from the Marine Design and Research Institute of…