Thursday, August 23, 2012

Burma to launch weather satellite

Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:42 Mizzima News
Burma will launch a small satellite with the assistance of Japan to observe weather conditions and to broadcast weather forecast news, state-run media reported on Wednesday.

The satellite will be launched with the help of Marubeni Aerospace of Japan for the use by Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department of the Ministry of Transport, said the New Light of Myanmar.

A coordination meeting for the project was held in Naypyitaw on Tuesday, attended by Transport Minister Nyan Tun Aung and Marubeni Aerospace of Japan officials.

After the launch, the department will use the satellite for broadcasting weather forecast news through a satellite channel, the report said.

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