General Bolden said, “It is my great pleasure to be back here in Hanoi. I visited once as NASA Administrator, and I’m thrilled to return again, as a US State Department Science Envoy for Space. I am here this week promoting space exploration and the commercialization of space, as well as international cooperation in science and technology.” Major General Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. and Vietnamese cosmonaut, Lieutenant General Pham Tuan present their portraits serving as astronauts to their host, Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink, at their meeting. Envoy Bolden first met with the President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Professor Châu Văn Minh. After, he also met with the leadership of Vietnam’s National Space Center (VNSC) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to discuss strategies and experiences in managing and developing space programs, building museums, educating students and community … [Read more...] about Vietnam-US space cooperation promoted
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VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has made a big leap in recent years in the space industry with telecommunication satellites in a geostationary orbit, and has now has set to work on carrier rockets. It has successfully launched the MicroDragon satellite into orbit and is about to open its first space museum. Vietnam has made a big leap in recent years in the space industry Japan has donated artifacts for the first space museum of Vietnam, which is under construction in the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Hanoi. This is considered a milestone marking the successful launch of the MicroDragon satellite into orbit on January 18. Nguyen Duc Cuong, chair of the Vietnam Aerospace Association (VASA), said the space museum is part of a complex of works including the Space Projector and Hoa Lac Observatory developed by the Vietnam Space Center. The museum, together with other works in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park, aims to encourage cosmology students to learn about the universe, and offer a basis for space … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam’s first space museum contain?
Speaking at the conference, Tyutaro Kobayashi, deputy head of Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Vietnam Office said Vietnam was facing many challenges caused by climate change, including coastal erosion, high tides and saltwater intrusion. The country was estimated to lose 1.5 percent of its GDP due to climate change, not including the loss of lives. Thus, the construction and operation of technology facilities to help the country collect data for accurate forecasts of natural disasters were necessary, he said. Therefore, the project using earth observation satellites for climate change and natural calamities prevention and control, jointly implemented by the Japanese government and Vietnam, has been set among key national projects. The project, worth about VND7 trillion (US$301 million), is planned to use official development assistance funds and the State budget from 2011 to 2023. The project was approved by the Government in 2006. Vu Anh Tuan, deputy head of Vietnam … [Read more...] about Vietnam to develop its own satellite
Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh (Photo:VNA) Ambassador Thanh underscored the four major points in the two countries’ relationship during the past two years. First, bilateral political ties and mutual trust have been strengthened as a result of the frequent exchange of high-level visits, during which 17 more agreements on cooperation across a variety of fields were signed such as economics, defense-security, health care, agriculture, and information technology. Second, defence-security cooperation has reached the highest level ever with its scope covering all military forces and both sides have also carried out their first joint naval exercise. India has become the most important defence cooperative partner of Vietnam. Third, economic cooperation has enjoyed exponential growth of more than 40% in two-way trade, from US$5.6 billion in 2016 to US$7.6 billion in 2017. According to statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs, bilateral trade … [Read more...] about Vietnam, India enjoy vigorous growth of strategic partnership
In 2006, then Prime Minister Phan Van Khai approved the strategy for Research and Application on Space Technology for Vietnam’s socio-economic development. Almost two years later, Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin of the US on the creation of the Vinasat-1 satellite. The launch of Vinasat-1 in 2008 marked a milestone of the country’s space industry. Ariane 5 rocket with Vinasat-2 on board on its way to the launch pad in Guiana Space Centre in 2013 Along with economic benefits, it affirmed Vietnam’s sovereignty in space and its position by becoming the world’s 93rd country and the sixth nation in Southeast Asia to have its own satellite. Vietnam launched the Vinasat-2 satellite in 2012, and the remote-sensing VN Redsat-1 and micro satellite “PicoDragon”, which was made in Vietnam with the support of Japan, in 2013. A bigger satellite, “Micro Dragon” is expected to go into … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s space industry makes strides in 10 years