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Vietnam Begins Work on Space Center
Thanh Tien News ^ | 19 September 2012

Posted on 09/21/2012 8:38:02 AM PDT by Army Air Corps

Work on the US$683-million Vietnam Space Center began Wednesday in Hanoi’s Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, newswire Dan Tri reported.

The nine-hectare facility will be built by the Vietnam National Satellite Center, an arm of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, with assistance from Japanese engineers and technicians.

Japan will also provide official development assistance worth around $600 million for building the facility, expected to be finished in 2020.

The Vietnam Space Center will function as a hub for research and production of small satellites for weather forecasting, research, and disaster management.

It is expected to help reduce annual losses from natural disasters, which are currently in the region of $1-1.5 billion, by providing early warning, experts said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: space; vietnam

1 posted on 09/21/2012 8:38:10 AM PDT by Army Air Corps
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To: Army Air Corps

Charlie’s On the Moon.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 8:38:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: KevinDavis

Ping.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 8:39:07 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ThanhPhero

Viet Ping.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 8:39:35 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: dfwgator

Beware the Lunar Cong.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 8:42:00 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

6 posted on 09/21/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Will there be rice paddies on the moon?


7 posted on 09/21/2012 8:50:14 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Army Air Corps
It might sound funny but Vietnam would be a great launch location. It's close to the equator so you get a couple hundred MPH of launch speed (compared to middle latitudes) for free and it has an ocean to the east so you have fewer worries about a failed launch crashing into people.
8 posted on 09/21/2012 8:50:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: Signalman

Well, if you build a dome and have some water...


9 posted on 09/21/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: KarlInOhio
it has an ocean to the east so you have fewer worries
Yeah, that's what the USS Maddox and Turner Joy both thought.
10 posted on 09/21/2012 8:56:18 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Army Air Corps

Speaking of VietNam, I bought a few children’s outfits (girls size 7) at Walmart not too long ago. I was shocked when I looked closely at the labels to see: “Faded Glory since 1972 Made in VietNam.” Does anyone else think that is just really, really weird? I remember Faded Glory jeans being a favorite choice of “hippies.” I would have never thought that 40 years later they would still be in business and manufacturing their clothes in VietNam, of all places. Bizarro world!


11 posted on 09/21/2012 8:56:35 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: KarlInOhio

True enough.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 8:58:59 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

With all of Vietnam’s recenty kow-towing to China, I find it very surprising they’re working with the Japanese on this.

I almost don’t believe it.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 9:00:58 AM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: whattajoke

They are hedging their bets. That is the necessary tactic from a position of weakness.


14 posted on 09/21/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: whattajoke

Viet Nam has a long, unpleasant history with China (being invaded multiple times by ht eChinese tends to do that). Currently, the Vietnamese leadership is looking for any number of strategic partners who will form a counterbalance to the PRC.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Psalm 144

Yep. The PRC is on their doorstep and they have long walked a tightrope where the Chinese are concerned.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 9:16:10 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

I can’t speak for the people in Vietnam, but the refugees that came to this country are by and large an intelligent, motivated, hard working and decent folk.

They will do well with a space center.


17 posted on 09/21/2012 9:22:21 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1340 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Army Air Corps
I have a number of well connected young friends in Vietnam. They and many like them like the US and and want much closer connections. At the same time, they, almost without exception, fear and loathe China.
18 posted on 09/21/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: WellyP

That has also been my personal experience.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 9:40:04 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: null and void

I would second that sentiment, from my personal experiences.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 9:48:17 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: dfwgator

“Jingle bells, shotgun shells, Charlie’s in the grass....”

;^)


21 posted on 09/21/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Army Air Corps

“Charlie don’t surf!” And he don’t go up in rockets!


22 posted on 09/21/2012 11:42:29 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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