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Japan launches 2nd satellite to improve Global Positioning System services

Japan launches 2nd satellite to improve Global Positioning System services

Yasunori Futagi, Michibiki 2 project manger at Mitsubishi Electric's Kamakura Works satellite factory, said Japan's second navigation satellite is lighter than the first one, featuring more compact solar panels. When used with the Global Positioning System, the margin of error is estimated to be within a few centimeters. The newly launched satellite will work in tandem with the first Michibiki satellite and complement a US satellite network that Japan had previously fully depended on.



BA IT shutdown caused by 'uncontrolled return of power' after outage

Airline boss Willie Walsh has apologised to British Airways customers, five days after an IT shutdown left 75,000 bank holiday travellers stranded. A spokesman for BA was unable to say when all bags were expected to be returned, saying: "We are going as quickly as we can".



BA shares nosedive as Ryanair's profits soar

As some BA passengers were still waiting to be reunited with their luggage, the airline said its systems were "back up and running" after the chaos. What is known is that recently appointed Chief Executive - the Spanish born Alex Cruz - has simply apologised to customers for the problem and thanked them for their patience saying "I know this has been a frightful time for customers".



UK Conservatives extend lead to 10 points over Labour - Kantar poll

Top performersCaroline Lucas and Angus Robertson appear to have been the stand-out speakers in the eyes of Twitter users. "She won't turn up to these debates because her campaign of soundbites is falling apart". CorbynRun is the brainchild of a collective called Games For The Many , which sees you, as Corbyn , running from the evil "Theresa Mayhem", who is throwing champagne at you from the safety of her helicopter, naturally.



Donald Trump likely to withdraw from Paris climate deal

White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined during a news briefing to say whether the Republican president might opt for an action short of complete withdrawal. Reports indicate that he intends to withdraw from the agreement. "Make America great again!", Trump said. Scott Vaughan, president of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, said the USA withdrawal would be a blow to Paris and climate change policy around the world because, until recently, it had been the leader on ...


Focus on Kudankulam power plant agreement as PM Modi lands in Russian Federation

Focus on Kudankulam power plant agreement as PM Modi lands in Russian Federation

The Indian PM, who is now on a four-nation tour to Europe, arrived in Russian Federation from Spain on Wednesday. "New centres of influence and new engines of growth are emerging", he said adding that India and Russian Federation were "natural partners" in fighting terrorism, and promoting a multipolar worldwide system.