Scientific breakthroughs by Asian and African nations have helped democratise space exploration through cooperation, not competition.
The rocket carrying the test satellite was launched to assess the satellite’s photography and data transmission systems, state media said.
SpaceX rocket will conduct the first high-definition global survey of Earth's surface waters as it was listed by the National Research Council among one of 15 missions NASA should undertake in the coming decade.
Beijing is exploring the options to harness natural resources from asteroids and other small planets besides their significant growth in developing military space technology.
The rocket has been named after Vikram Sarabhai, the pioneer of India's space programme.
Iranian state TV reported that the carrier would be able to put a satellite weighing 80 kg into orbit some 500 kilometres from Earth.
The service, by SpaceX and T-Mobile, is planned to begin offering text messaging services from late 2023, with voice calls and data services expected to follow later.
Eutelsat would combine its 36-strong fleet of geostationary Earth orbit satellites with OneWeb's constellation of 648 low Earth orbit satellites, of which 428 are currently in orbit.
With two more satellites set to be launched within the next year, Türkiye will also be increasing the number of its satellites in space to 10, said the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Tonga’s only undersea cable was damaged after Saturday’s volcano-tsunami disaster, plunging the Pacific island into a communications blackout that could last for weeks.
China speeded up construction in 2021, according to new satellite images and experts, erecting more than 200 structures in six areas along the disputed frontiers with Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan country and Indian ally.
The global space race comes at a cost, as exploration missions, anti-satellite missile tests and accidental collisions continue to add to the millions of pieces of trash already orbiting the Earth.
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