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The earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale recorded on Sunday morning northeast of Borgne (Northern Dept.), was followed by 5 aftershocks in the same area having magnitudes ranging from 2.6 to 3.4 on the Richter scale https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30906-haiti-flash-earthquake-of-47-in-the-north.html
Traffic paralyzed on RN #1
Sunday morning traffic was paralyzed on the RN #1, at Cazeau (Tabarre). Angry residents have erected barricades to protest against the Haitian National Police (PNH) which, according to various accounts, having shot and injured on Saturday night two young people before continuing their patrol without helping the injured.
MODEP calls for anti-government mobilization
The Popular Democratic Movement (MODEP) called on the Government to avoid using the pandemic as a political and humanitarian tool and called for the continuation of anti-government mobilizations. The opposition platform urges the government to adopt measures such as reducing the prices of petroleum products and those of basic necessities. It also requires the state to provide good health and hygiene services, access to water, electricity, food and public transportation, while the country experiences a high rate of local transmission See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30920-haiti-covid-19-daily-report-june-1-2020.html
The Dominicans enter the space age
The Dominicans are working on the design and manufacture of their first artificial nanosatelitte called "QuisqueyaSat-1".
This project designed and coordinated by the astronautical and aerospace engineer Edwin Sánchez Camilo results from the collaboration between the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology and the "Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo" (INTEC) through National fund for innovation and scientific and technological development, support from the Dominican Institute for Civil Aviation and the Higher Defense Institute. The "QuisqueyaSat-1" is a nanosatellite or "CubeSat" composed of 3 modules of 10X10X10 cm, that is when assembled 30 centimeters high and weighs around 30 kg.
QuisqueyaSat-1 will be used to study the increase in sea temperature that promotes the growth of invasive Sargassum algae. The nanosatellite will also collect data on rising Earth temperatures that help create heat islands that increase temperatures in cities and urban areas. The dust cloud of the Sahara that reaches the country every year and affects terrestrial and marine ecosystems, the health of people, animals and weather conditions will also be studied by this nanosatellite.
"Although a CubeSat is relatively small, this does not translate into potential limitations" underlined Sánchez Camilo adding "What is essential is the good design of the subsystems, programming and assembly, which are the activities that will be carried out at INTEC.”
To date around the earth more than 450 nanosatellites evolve in space...