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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Indonesian military plane crashes, killing 4

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A small Indonesian military plane crashed on Borneo on Monday with nine passengers and crew aboard, killing four, the national search and rescue agency said.

The Nomad P837 light aircraft was on a routine patrol when it lost contact with air traffic control at around 1 p.m. local time (0600 GMT, 2 a.m. EDT), said navy spokesman Rear Adm. Iskandar Sitompul.

Rescuers arrived at the scene and evacuated the survivors to a small island off the eastern coast of Borneo for treatment at a local hospital, said Anggit, a spokesman at the rescue agency, who like many Indonesians, uses a single name. There was no immediate word on the extent of their injuries.

Witnesses said the plane was found upside-down in a pond near the village of Sekatak in East Kalimantan.

Sitompul said the plane was flying between regional airports on the Indonesian half of Borneo island, which is shared with the country's northern neighbor, Malaysia.

The Indonesian military has long complained that its fleet of aircraft are outdated and poorly maintained due to underfunding and a U.S. ban, recently lifted, on weapons sales.

The country is upgrading aviation safety regulations after commercial airline crashes in recent years killed more than 120 people, prompting a ban of Indonesian flights in EU airspace.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Career in Aerospace Engineering

Are you an Aerospace engineer?

Or are you looking for any job in aerospace related field?

Me, and some of my friends also looking for you as well. Just send your CV or Resume to my email: farquar.info@gmail.com , we wish to offer you a great project that can give you a challenging experience !

Adakah anda seorang Jurutera Aeroangkasa?

Atau anda sedang mencari pekerjaan dalam bidang yang berkaitan dengan aeroangkasa?

Andalah yang kami cari!. Hantarkan resume atau CV kepada email: farquar.info@gmail.com , di masa akan datang sekiranya kami ada projek yang memerlukan jurutera aeroangkasa, kami bukakan peluang ini kepada anda !

Sunday, July 12, 2009

RazakSAT set for launch Tuesday

RazakSAT, Malaysia’s second remote sensing satellite, will be launched Tuesday.

It was scheduled to be launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in April but was delayed due to vibration problem on the launch vehicle.

RazakSAT is a high-resolution Malaysian Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite that is scheduled to be launched on board a Falcon 1 (A launch vehicle Made by US) in July 2009. It will be put into a unique Near Equatorial Orbit that will present many imaging opportunities for the equatorial region.

What a remote sensing satellite can do?
Think of Google Earth... how did they capture all the high resolution images from the sky... the simple answer could be; those images was capture from satellite.
But not every satellite could do that. Some are designed for only communication purposes. But with RSS, they can sense almost everything. Land Terrain, weather forecasting, to collect data on dangerous or inaccessible areas and etc. More information about remote sensing click here.

Source: TheStar

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Sound of Planet

This is really strange. The fact that they (Space scientist) could capture waves at low radio frequency and convert it to sound waves to make the pattern audible. So this is what we can hear from Jupiter.

Try to hear the sound from the other planet as well:
Vega Pulsar
Our Space

They sound so scary!

Friday, June 12, 2009

A competition, last chance for submissions

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is teaming up with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to provide the winner with a fully-funded round-trip to the 2009 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and Space Generation Congress (SGC) in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. **SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE THIS SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2009**

Entries are due by 14 June 2009. Designs should be submitted as “screenshots” of the separate pages, displaying the layout and content.
Submissions can be emailed to officer@spacegeneration.org or may be
submitted on CD/DVD mailed to:

c/o European Space Policy Institute
Schwarzenbergplatz 6
A-1030 Vienna, Austria

For more information please click here:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thanks to all visitors!

The hit counter at the bottom of this blog shows more than 1000 hits.

As an appreciation to all my visitor, i made a big changes to my blogspot.

Now i have 3 different pages; FarquarSpace, FarquarStudio and FarquarSpot.

FarquarSpace: Any posted news or articles will only relate to space science technology and education.

FarquarStudio: Will update/post my new 3D or any cool creation in this page. It could be also a medium for me to share some artistic pictures.

FarquarSpot: I have no idea at this time... but i guess it should be a page where i can share a lot of ideas and different point of view.

Thanks again...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

this is why Airfrance plane crashed

Experts say that it was too early to speculate the causes of the crash.

But let me ask my fellow readers here, according to the first report, what was the cause of dissappearance?



considering that any aircrash was most likely cause by various factors that could contribute to a catastrophic chain of events.

for example;
12hours before disaster, there was one sleepy technician on duty, replacing old bolts and screws. thousands of bolts, screws and etc were there in the hangar. because of he was so tired, he replaced it with the wrong one.
Now, when the airplane was about to takeoff.. nothing happened. But when it flew across turbulence, the impact now was a lot tougher and could cause the wrong bolts and screws loosen up very easily.

so if you say that lightning and turbulence alone could cause the crash, you're probably wrong. Because most aviation accidents would not happened instantly.

in this case, would you blame on the technician because of his carelessly mistake. maybe not.. but why?

maybe his supervisor had asked him to work more than 8 hours. so... the supervisor's fault?.. maybe yes, but why did the experienced supervisor do that..

perhaps because of the airline's policies require maintenance staffs to work 18 hours a day since they had a bad economy time.

so this is what we call a catastrophic chain of events.

but lately i got this picture which can be the first evidence of this case. This passenger was the real reason why Airfrance plane crashed that day. Click here.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A unique signal detected by NASA's satellite

Its name called Phytoplankton. They are naturally giv off fluorescent light as they dissipate excess solar energy that they cannot consume through photosynthesis.

Who is here still remember, what is photosynthesis? Simply to say here, plants need sunlight to survive. Plants hardly can live without exposing to sunlight.

But this one very special. When they absorbed too much "light" or so called solar energy, they disperse out during the night time. You can see it looks like little tiny creature glows in the dark.

Recently one of Nasa's satellite, detected
fluorescent light emitted by planktons all around the world.

Watch this...

Credit: Aqua/MODIS/Mike Behrenfeld, Oregon State University.


After this i will definitely replace my
fluorescent lamp with thousands of planktons. Save budget.. hahahaa.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Now astronauts can drink their own urine...

Weird sci-fi... or is it a fact?

Dont be surprised, this is real. The cost of bringing water to orbit is not cheap. So NASA got to find the alternative which can convert urine, sweat, and exhaled air into pure water... where astronauts could use it for drinking, personal hygiene and oxygen generation.

"toast...!.... yummy!"

Can you see that? ... they really.. really enjoy the drink..

Let me predict something here... this could be the conversation between two astronauts:
Astronaut1: Hey... it is a tea time.. lets have a break
Astronaut2: Ok.. where is my drinking bag.. owwh.. it's here
(then the astronaut2 taking out the water bag marked with a label that said: "Drink this when real water is over 200 miles away")
Astronaut1: Hmmm... mine is fresh and fragrance.. you want some?
Astronaut2: No thanks... mine is so sweet.. i think you should try it...!

Hahaha ... even thou this is an unbelievable news... but dont worry.. the water is 100% pure and clear water. They have a special laboratory, and thru analysis confirmed its purity and cleanliness.

One of the astronaut, Michael Barratt testified; "The taste is great.. We're just really, really happy to be here drinking this today.."

Source: C-Net News

Monday, May 18, 2009

Glittery sky with mystery trees

This is very nice wallpaper. I got this picture when i was seeking for any cool wallpaper to share in my blog. While listening to the Lord of the Ring's soundtrack, at the same time looking at this pic, made me feel like living in ancient world. Where we can live forever in peace and happiness. It is indeed a heaven on earth.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Aerospace Education new careers opening

Aerospace Education Services sdn bhd looking for new staffs!!!

Here are the vacancies offered:
1. Full time/part time teacher for robotics.
Full time/part time teacher Computer Aided Design.
3. Office Assistant.
4. Facilitator Full time/Part Time.

The applicant must be able to work in a demanding environment that requires a good sense of personal responsibility and commitment.
Also expected to be able to assist the CEO in maintaining schedules, appointments and meetings.
Must have a good commend of written and spoken English. Malays and Chinese and advantage.
Own transport essential.
Starting salary Rm1500 negotiable.

Aerospace Education Services Sdn Bhd is a leading company in SE Asia providing pioneering educational programs and exhibitions in Science & technology for children and adults.
Their headquarter situated in Subang (Near APIIT Smart School); is a fun dynamic environment.

More detail, click here or visit this website: http://www.aerospacedu.com/

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cool Wallpaper

1. The famous HorseHead Nebula

2. The must-not-live Spiral Galaxy

3. I love this picture, a scene of aurora at the north pole.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Longest Eclipse of the 21st Century

Witness the longest total solar eclipse in over a century and combine it with magnificent Hangzhou and West lake and it's classical Chinese beauty. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, casting the Moon's shadow on Earth. A solar eclipse can only happen during a New Moon. The Moon's orbit is titled 5 degrees to Earth's orbit around the Sun. Therefore a solar eclipse is a relatively rare phenomena and a Total or Annular eclipse even more rare. So don't miss this opportunity!

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural center. With its famous natural beauty and cultural heritages, Hangzhou is one of China's most important tourist venues.

Visit this website for more details: http://aerospacedu.com/home.html

Sunday, April 19, 2009

ShareNews: Star crust is 10 billion times stronger than steel

The crust of neutron stars is 10 billion times stronger than steel, according to new simulations. That makes the surface of these ultra-dense stars tough enough to support long-lived bulges that could produce gravitational waves detectable by experiments on Earth.

Neutron stars are the cores left behind when relatively massive stars explode in supernovae. They are incredibly dense, packing about as much mass as the sun into a sphere just 20 kilometres or so across, and some rotate hundreds of times per second.

Because of their extreme gravity and rotational speed, neutron stars could potentially make large ripples in the fabric of space – but only if their surfaces contain bumps or other imperfections that would make them asymmetrical.

A number of mechanisms have been proposed to create these bumps. The stars could, for example, gobble up material from a companion star. Bulges could also bubble up over hotter areas of the stars.

In theory, these bulges could be stable on the outer surface of the star. Neutron stars are thought to be made up of a soup of neutrons covered with a solid crust. The crust is composed of crystals of neutron-rich atoms.

Published by Rachel Courtland

Source: New scientist


Space, is untouchable

Everybody has a dream to go to space.

Good dream but not a cheap one.

I don't value space, because of the expenses to buy a rocket.

Space is expensive dream because we have a lot of limitation before we realized that we can colonize the space.

For years, we tried so much to proof ourselves to touch the sky. And for years we gave a lot of efforts to show the others that space is belong to us.

But we never realize, earth is part of space. We... we came from earth.

To love space, we have to love our earth.

To understand space, we have to understand earth.

Our beloved earth is everything for us, space remains untouchable.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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