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Russia delays 2012 military launches


September 4th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will delay launches of military spacecraft this year because of a failed satellite launch last month, a top defence official said Tuesday.The delays will ... Read more...

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China launches satellite


July 26th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China successfully launched a satellite in Sichuan province, completing the country's first data relay satellite network system.The Tianlian I-03 satellite was launched on a Long March-3C ... Read more...

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Indian artist’s house in London occupied by protesters


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) A house in London owned by Indian-origin artist Anish Kapoor, who designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower for the Olympics, was Friday occupied by a group ... Read more...

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Huge asteroid hurtles past Earth


June 15th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) A giant asteroid about 700 metres wide flew past Earth early Friday, Daily Mail reported.The chunk of space rock - dubbed 2012 LZ1 - passed Earth ... Read more...

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New force can propel asteroids onto earth’s path


June 4th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) You might not be safe from asteroid hits even if state-of-the-art NASA tracking systems are in place, because the 'Yarkovsky effect' can force these objects out ... Read more...

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Private US spacecraft lands in Pacific Ocean


June 1st, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first private spaceship, the Dragon, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday, and landed in the Pacific Ocean.The Dragon's bell-shaped capsule plunged into ... Read more...

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China launches telecommunication satellite


May 27th, 2012 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) China successfully launched a telecommunication satellite into orbit Saturday night.The ChinaSat 2A was launched at 11.56 p.m. using a Long March-3B carrier rocket from Xichang ... Read more...

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PM lists Agni-V missile, Risat satellite as achievements


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday lauded the test of Agni-V missile that can hit targets as far as China's Beijing and the launch of ... Read more...

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China launches new mapping satellite


May 6th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) China launched a new mapping satellite early Sunday.The satellite - Tianhui I-02 - will mainly be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land resource surveys ... Read more...

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Moon to be brightest Sunday


May 5th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Watch out for the moon's most prominent and spectacular appearance of the year Sunday -- it will shine at its brightest and look the biggest.This ... Read more...

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Moon to be biggest, brightest May 6


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Get ready for the moon's most prominent and spectacular appearance of the year May 6, as it will shine at its brightest and look the ... Read more...

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China launches two satellites


April 30th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China Monday successfully launched into space two navigation satellites, authorities said.The launch of the 12th and 13th satellites for the Beidou global navigation and positioning network ... Read more...

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PM hails Risat-1 launch


April 26th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday congratulated scientists of India's space agency ISRO for the successful launch of the PSLV-C19 rocket that has put into ... Read more...

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NASA to clear space junk with gas puffs


April 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) NASA hopes to sweep away more than half a million pieces of space junk, adrift in the skies, with a radical solution.It is looking at ... Read more...

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North Korea launches rocket: US


April 13th, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday in defiance of warnings from the international community, reported CNN citing two US officials.International ... Read more...

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Brazil to launch satellite for military purposes


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will launch a satellite for military purposes and to expand broadband Internet service throughout the country, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo Silva said, adding ... Read more...

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‘Russia can help ISS astronauts with rehabilitation’


March 30th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to offer its medical expertise in the post-flight rehabilitation of astronauts from partner countries on the International Space Station (ISS)."We know how ... Read more...

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Round-trip flights to Mars within a decade


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) The first commercial round-trips to Mars will blast off within 10 years, says a rocket entrepreneur.The trip will cost $500,000, payable through PayPal, Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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China hands over geostationary satellite to Nigeria


March 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, March 20 (IANS) China has handed over a geostationary satellite to Nigeria after it was successfully positioned in its orbit.The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) handed over the ... Read more...

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Asteroid to whiz past earth


March 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 18 (IANS) A newly-discovered asteroid, roughly the size of a soccer field, is going to whiz past our planet at just 24,000 km, a mere whisker in cosmic ... Read more...

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Lizards being trained for space travel


March 16th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Lizards are known for their adaptation to extreme conditions and a team is being trained in Russia to be sent to space.The geckos will become the ... Read more...

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Huge asteroid to fly past Earth


March 5th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) A 150-foot wide asteroid orbiting the Earth will next year pass so close to our planet it will fly under man-made satellites, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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New asteroid could hit earth in 2040


February 29th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) A new asteroid, identified by NASA, could potentially hit the earth Feb 5, 2040, even though it is much smaller than the one -- nine miles ... Read more...

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Venezuela Mars mission after 2030: Chavez


February 11th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez said Friday his country would be able to send a mission to Mars after 2030."Venezuela has stepped onto the road ... Read more...

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Iran mulls base to launch bigger satellites


February 11th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) Iran is planning to construct a facility to send bigger satellites into orbit, the official media reported Friday.Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the base will be ... Read more...

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Russia may spend $12 bn on satellite navigation system


February 8th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may spend 346.5 billion rubles (almost $12 billion) on its Glonass satellite navigation system in 2012-20, the Kommersant daily said Wednesday.Glonass is Russia's answer ... Read more...

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Iran to launch new generation of satellites


February 6th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 6 (IANS) Iran is planning to send a new generation of satellites into orbit to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic republic's establishment, Defence Minister Brigadier General ... Read more...

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Russia plans new Mars probe in 2018


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS) Russia would make another attempt to send a Phobos-Grunt probe to Mars' satellite in 2018, a leading space expert has said.According to Lev Zeleny, director of ... Read more...

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Russia postpones rocket launch


January 27th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The launch of a Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with a Dutch telecommunication satellite onboard scheduled for Friday has been postponed indefinitely for technical reasons, Russian ... Read more...

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Russia launches space freighter to ISS


January 26th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Soyuz-U rocket carrying the Progress M-14M cargo spacecraft was launched just after midnight Wednesday for the International Space Station (ISS) now in orbit.The ... Read more...

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China’s GPS system goes online


December 28th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) China's own satellite navigational system, known as 'Beidou', is now operational after the 10th satellite was placed into orbit this month. Also known as the 'Big ... Read more...

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Chinese satellite provides navigation service


December 27th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China's indigenous Beidou Navigation Satellite System began providing initial positioning and navigation services to China and its surrounding areas from Tuesday, an official said.Six more satellites ... Read more...

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China launches remote-sensing satellte


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) China Thursday launched a high-resolution remote-sensing satellite -- Ziyuan I-02C -- from the Taiyuan satellite launch center in northern Shanxi province, Xinhua reported.Ziyuan I-02C has been ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft beams back asteroid images


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) NASA's Dawn spacecraft has sent around 10,000 pictures of the giant asteroid Vesta back to Earth for the first time since its launch in 2007, the ... Read more...

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China launches communication satellite for Nigeria


December 20th, 2011 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) China launched a Nigerian communication satellite into orbit early Tuesday with its Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.The satellite, produced by China ... Read more...

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