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US loses three space pioneers in five weeks


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The United States lost three space pioneers in about five weeks from mid-July, but each one of them - Forrest McCartney, Sally ... Read more...

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Russia folds Soyuz-U launch programme


May 19th, 2012 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The launch of a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from the Russia's Plesetsk Space Center Thursday was the last in its 40-year history, said a spokesperson for ... Read more...

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India yet to arrive on military satellite scene: US expert


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) The launch of the Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) is a major step forward for India but it must increase its capacity and launch many more ... Read more...

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Russia to launch 100 military satellites


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia plans to launch at least 100 military satellites in the next 10 years to boost its missile detection capabilities, a top official has said."The ... Read more...

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Russia jails military officer for spying for CIA


February 10th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian military district court Friday sentenced an engineer of the country's Plesetsk Space Centre to 13 years in prison on charges of state treason, ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $170 mn on modernising space centre


September 7th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow will spend over five billion rubles ($170 million) on the development and expansion of the Plesetsk space centre in northern Russia this year, Space ... Read more...

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Russia launches military satellite


June 28th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday launched a Soyuz-U carrier rocket with a Cosmos class military satellite on board, an official said.Russian Space Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Alexey Zolotukhin ... Read more...

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Space junk may crash earth’s communication networks


May 28th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/London, May 28 (IANS) Junk of abandoned rockets, shattered satellites and missile shrapnel in space may cause collision between satellites, destroying communication facilities on earth, the US defence department has warned. According to ... Read more...

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Russia sends new military satellite into space


January 29th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 28 (RIA Novosti) Russia sent a new military satellite into space Thursday intended to improve communication facilities. The Raduga-series satellite was launched with a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur space center ... Read more...

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Russia launches two European satellites


November 2nd, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 2 (RIA Novosti) A carrier rocket with two European satellites has been successfully launched from the Plesetsk space centre in northwest Russia, a spokesman for the Russian Space Forces said ... Read more...

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Better electric propulsion may boost satellite lifetimes


October 25th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are all set to develop improved components that will boost the efficiency of electric propulsion systems that are used to control ... Read more...

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Americans examining satellite images for evidence of war crimes in Sri Lanka


May 22nd, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): US military satellites secretly monitored Sri Lanka's conflict zone through the latter stages of the war against the Tamil Tigers and American officials are examining images for evidence ... Read more...

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New ET threat coming, warns Indian-born professor


May 12th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 12 (IANS) Scientists have warned that outer space is becoming too crowded with satellites and the debris of dead satellites to pose dangers to mankind.The new extraterrestrial threat ... Read more...

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Germany commissions spy-in-the-sky system


December 5th, 2008 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
Grafschaft (Germany), Dec 5 (DPA) The German military commissioned its first spy-in-the-sky satellite system Thursday, enabling it to peek through clouds or the darkness of night at any spot on the planet.The ... Read more...

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Russia launches military satellite


June 27th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Baikonur (Kazakhstan), June 27 (RIA Novosti) Russia Friday successfully launched a Proton heavy carrier rocket with a Cosmos-series military satellite. The rocket was launched from the Baikanour space centre, in Kazakhstan, ... Read more...

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