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Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space


Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space Venezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped nation. The Chinese-built satellite was launched among much fanfare in 2008 under the watch of former President Hugo Chavez, who said the 6-ton machine would help to “construct 21st-century socialism” and contribute to Venezuela’s “independence and sovereignty.”   More



(Source: The Japan Times - Mar 29)

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