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Russia Launches Angola's First Telecom Satellite Using Ukrainian Rocket

Russia Launches Angola's First Telecom Satellite Using Ukrainian Rocket

Russian Federation initially wanted to use its new Angara rocket to launch the satellite but opted for the Zenit rocket. The satellite separate from the booster at 06:54 Moscow time (03:54 GMT) on December 27. The satellite carries 16 C-band and six Ku-band transponders, and controllers will position it along the equator at 13 degrees east longitude to start its mission.



Meteor captured on dashcam video lights up Northeast sky; seen in Pennsylvania

While multiple people reported seeing the meteor, very few were able to capture pictures of it falling because of its speed. "And it was very bright on the outside and very, very red on the side". "Events like this do happen a few times a week in the US, but for an individual person, it is usually a once in a lifetime thing", Hankey told TIME on Wednesday.



Weather warning of icy roads tonight in Herefordshire

This is a few degrees off the record for the warmest Christmas, when 15.6C (60.08F) was recorded at Killerton, Devon, in 1920. "Rain will bump in through some cold air across parts of Wales and the midlands, giving the risk of some hill snow, and some heavy rain as well".


Bitter cold to close out 2017

Bitter cold to close out 2017

As this bitter cold made its way east overnight, it was expected to move over relatively mild Great Lakes, producing intense lake-effect snow bands capable of producing 2 to 4 inches of snow in an hour. Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high of 25, the weather service said. Expect road surfaces and sidewalks to re-freeze tonight as temperatures head into the mid 20s in most valley locations.


Natural disaster: 4.0 quake strikes near San Jose

Natural disaster: 4.0 quake strikes near San Jose

An earlier quake - a 3.1 - hit at 7:19 p.m. about 5.6 miles east-northeast of San Martin at a depth of about 7.5 miles, the USGS said. It had a depth of 4.4 miles. The earthquakes occurred along the Calaveras Fault , according to CBS San Francisco. The USGS estimates a 7.4 percent likelihood of a 6.7 magnitude or greater natural disaster on the Calaveras Fault in the next 30 years, and a 14.3 percent chance on the Hayward Fault.


GST collection dips to Rs80,808 crore in November

GST collection dips to Rs80,808 crore in November

Moreover, Rs 14,488 crores is also being transferred from IGST to SGST account by way of settlement of funds due to cross utilisation of IGST credit for payment of CGST and SGST respectively. "From January onwards, the collections should stablise", Pratik Jain, leader - indirect tax, PwC, said in a statement. Some tax experts said that the declining revenues reflect lower compliance, which was expected to improve otherwise with lower GST rates.