International Middle East

Iran launches satellite-carrying rocket into space

Tehran[Iran]: Iran on Thursday launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space with three devices onboard, though it’s unclear if any of the objects entered orbit around the Earth, Deutsche Welle reported.The launch comes when the negotiations in Vienna between Tehran and world powers over a landmark 2015 deal aimed at restricting Iran’s nuclear program are taking place. “The satellite-carrying Simorgh rocket successfully launched three devices into space,” Defense Ministry spokesperson Ahmad Hosseini told state television, DW reported.In addition to that he also said, “For the first time, three devices were launched simultaneously to a distance of 470 kilometres (292 miles) at a speed of 7,350 meters per second”Previously, Tehran had launched rockets but met with failed attempts. The US has always been a critic of the rocket launches by Tehran.In 2015, Donald Trump signed a deal with Iran and lifted sanctions on Iran in return…

City News Just In

AIIMS Rishikesh satellite centre to boost health infra in Kumaon

Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) [India] : The satellite center of AIIMS Rishikesh will be opened in Udham Singh Nagar district of the state to provide treatment services to the patients of the Kumaon division.“Ministry received requests from Uttarakhand Government for setting up of an AIIMS/Satellite Centre of AIIMS, Rishikesh in Kumaon Mandal. Suitability of land offered by State Government may be assessed by Technical Team. Subject to suitability matter may be taken forward”, Union Health Ministry tweeted. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for this.The letter regarding the opening of a satellite center by AIIMS Rishikesh at Udham Singh Nagar has been received by the Director of AIIMS Rishikesh on behalf of Nilambuj Sharan, Economic Adviser to the Government of India.In the letter of Saran, Economic Adviser to the Government of India, on the lines…

New Products Technology

iPhone 13 will reportedly come with satellite connectivity

Washington [US]: The iPhone 13 launch is only a few weeks away with more and more rumours surfacing each day. Well, there’s now more to add to that excitement.According to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 will feature LEO satellite communication connectivity which will essentially allow users to send messages and make calls without coverage, reported Mashable. In his recent notes to investors, Kuo stated that he expects the iPhone 13 to feature support for low earth orbit or LEO satellite communication feature. Through this, users will be able to send messages and make phone calls in remote areas where 4G LTE or other network bands are hard to find.Ming-Chi Kuo also reported that the LEP satellite communication might also arrive on Apple’s future AR/VR headsets and other products. To make this happen, Apple is said to develop a custom version of the…

Science Technology

China Launches New Meteorological Satellite To Improve Country’s Weather Forecasting Capacity

China on Monday successfully launched a new meteorological satellite with 11 remote sensing payloads, which besides enhancing the country’s weather forecasting capacity, will monitor global snow coverage and sea surface temperatures. The satellite was launched into planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Fengyun-3E(FY-3E) will be the world’s first meteorological satellite in early morning orbit for civil service, the report said. It is designed with a lifespan of eight years and will mainly obtain the atmospheric temperature, humidity and other meteorological parameters for numerical prediction applications, improving China’s weather forecast capacity. It will also monitor the global snow cover, sea surface temperature, natural disasters and ecology to better respond to climate change and prevent and mitigate meteorological disasters. In addition, the satellite will monitor solar and space environments and their effects, as well as ionospheric data to…