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Bosscha, LAPAN to build meteorite watchdog

  • The Jakarta Post

| Thu, May 6 2010 | 12:08 pm

PREMIUM BANDUNG: Bosscha Observatory and National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) are mulling a plan to install an early warning station in Biak, West Papua, to detect meteorites and scraps of satellites falling to Earth. Bandung-based Bosscha director Hakim Luthfi Malasan said the idea had been shelved 18 years ago, when US space agency NASA launched a space guard network in the wake of f...