WASHINGTON Piumini Moncler Nantesfur Bambino Bianche Scontati , June 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. space firm SpaceX on Friday launched Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite into space with its second partly reused rocket.
The BulgariaSat-1 satellite took off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:10 p.m. EDT (1910 GMT), a live webcast showed.
Roughly eight minutes after launch, the rocket's first stage completed a vertical landing on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
A SpaceX official called it the "most challenging landing to date."
The rocket's first stage for the BulgariaSat-1 mission previously supported the Iridium-1 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in January of this year.
It was the second time SpaceX has used a flight-proven first stage on a mission.
On March 30 Piumini Moncler Bambino Daim Rosa Scontati , the California-based company launched a satellite for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES, using a Falcon 9 first stage that first flew on a cargo resupply mission for the U.S. space agency NASA in April 2016.
That's part of an ongoing effort by SpaceX to bring down spaceflight costs.
"The reusable rocket is a breakthrough in space technology that makes it possible for smaller countries and companies to launch their own satellites," Maxim Zayakov Piumini Moncler Bambino Herbert Scuro Blu Scontati , CEO of BulgariaSat, said in a statement in May.
BulgariaSat-1 is the first geostationary communications satellite in Bulgaria's history.
It will be positioned into orbit at 36,000 kilometers above the Earth Piumini Moncler Fragon Bambino Bianche Scontati , providing television and communication services covering the Balkans and other European regions for at least 15 years.
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BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- The revenue of China's online gaming sector kept growing by around 30 percent annually in the past eight years Piumini Moncler Dominic Bambino Nere Scontati , according to data revealed by the Ministry of Culture on Friday.
Games produced in China accounted for more than 70 percent of the 133.1 billion yuan (about 20 billion U.S. dollars) generated by the sector in 2015, according to the ministry.
It said in a statement that there were about 370 million online game players in China, which boasts an online population of 670 million.
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Xiao Tian, deputy director of China's General Administration of Sport, is being investigated for alleged serious violations of discipline and law gilet moncler bambino scontati , the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced on Thursday.
Xiao is the highest-ranking sports official put under investigation to date.
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DUBAI， Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s Dubai Design District (D3) on Tuesday launched the Empowerment Program through Industry Collaboration (EPIC) to develop the fashion industry throughout the Middle East.
Speaking to Xinhua at the launch， Maitha Al-Suwaidi， director and head of relations management at D3， said that 80 percent of the fashion sold in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is imported from other parts of the world.
Founded in 2013 by Dubai's ruler， Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum， D3 became a home for hundreds of designers from around the world.
"With the launch of EPIC， we aim to support young talented fashion designers from the Arab world through scholarships， networking events， free training sessions， free showroom spaces provided by established Arab fashion designers and by opening doors to retail channels in the MENA region，" said Al-Suwaidi.
Lebanese fashion designer， co-founder and COO of EPIC， Ramzi Nakad， said "the Arab world from Morocco to Iraq is a community of 370 million people， and together this is a bigger market than the United States， hence there is a potential for expanding a home-production of dresses， shoes and accessories for men and women alike."
Asked how EPIC can allay financial problems faced by several young entrepreneurs， Nakad said that EPIC is currently talking to capital generators， such as private equity firms， banks and businesses， in order to organize sessions later this year through which designers can present their business plans in order to receive funding.
One of the designers Alia Tair from Kazakhstan said "D3 is a very good platform for developing the fashion industry. Soon I will launch my own brand and I hope EPIC can help me to start my personal designed clothesline."
"We are happy to announce that two more fashion firms from China will soon join the D3 community，" D3 Director Al-Suwaidi said.
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