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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…
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India successfully puts navigation satellite into orbit

India successfully puts navigation satellite into orbit

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India early today put into orbit navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, a part of Indian satellite navigation system NavIC in copy-book style. The 1,425 kg satellite was carried into space by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket’s ‘XL’ variant. Simply put, NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation, earlier the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System or IRNSS) is the…
Bugs become drugs at Sichuan facility

Bugs become drugs at Sichuan facility

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Most people suffer from a case of the creepy-crawlies when they hear what workers at a drug company in Xichang, Sichuan province, do to earn their keep. Specialists at Sichuan Good Doctor Panxi Pharmaceutical Co are charged with "taking care" of some 6 billion cockroaches. The cockroaches are harvested to make drug precursors that treat…
Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

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In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time. Wheat feeds more than a third of the global human population, providing more protein than meat in the human diet and making about…
Nasa launches probe to ‘touch the Sun’

Nasa launches probe to 'touch the Sun'

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Nasa counted down yesterday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun's sizzling atmosphere and become humanity's first mission to explore a star. The car-sized Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to blast off on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida early today. The 65-minute launch…