(VOV) - Vietnam has launched two communications satellites into orbit and hopes to control them without foreign assistance by March 2013.
(VOV) - Radio the Voice of Vietnam has selected the most noteworthy domestic events of 2012
The board of the Export-Import Bank of the United Sates (Ex-Im Bank) said it has voted to authorize a US$118 million direct loan to the Vietnamese Government for the export of a Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company telecommunications satellite and additional goods and services.
The unmanned Japanese spacecraft HTV-3 left the Tanegashima Space Centre on July 21, bringing five small satellites, including Vietnam’s F-1, into orbit.
The VINASAT 2 satellite roared off the launch pad aboard an Ariane 5 rocket at 22.13 GMT on May 15 from Kourou (French Guyana, South America).
With the launch of the first satellite (VINASAT 1) into space on April 19, 2008, Vietnam has realised its dream of owning a telecom satellite and affirmed its sovereignty over space and ability to master the technology.
Vietnam will send its second satellite into orbit on May 16, said Bui Quoc Viet, director of the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) information centre.
The Vinasat 2 satellite will be launched into orbit in April this year as planned, has said Director of Radio of Frequencies Department of the Ministry of Information and Communications Doan Quang Hoan.
Information technology (IT) and communications were defined as Vietnam’s leading tools to implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), form an information society and shorten the industrialisation and modernisation process.
VOV Online is an inevitable development in the digital era. Therefore, it is important to build a proper model to create an information channel which can combine four means of journalism: radio, printed press, television and online newspaper.
Vietnam will launch its first remote sensing satellite in 2014, according to the Space Technology Institute of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) on January 25 reviewed its work in 2010 and deployed its plan of action for 2011, at the presence of Director General Vu Van Hien and leaders of all its channels.
Information and communications technology (ICT) is seen as one of the most effective cooperation fields and a strong driving force behind the relations between Vietnam and the US since the two countries normalised diplomatic ties 15 years ago.
The Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and the US aeronautical manufacturer - Lockheed Martin Corporation, signed a contract in Hanoi on May 11 to build and launch Vietnam’s second telecom satellite, Vinasat-2.
Radio the Voice of Vietnam is trying to apply the latest advances of science and technology to its operations with the aim of becoming a strong, prestigious regional and global radio broadcaster.