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23 APR 2018

Angola loses first satellite, plans successor


Angola on Monday confirmed the premature death of its first national telecoms satellite, Angosat-1, which was launched in December and was expected to have a working life of 15 years.The Russian-made Angosat-1 struggled with ... More
23 MAR 2018

Two Americans, one Russian blast off for ISS


Two astronauts, a cosmonaut and a ball set to be used in the forthcoming football World Cup in Russia blasted off Wednesday for a two-day flight to the International Space Station. NASA's Drew ... More
07 FEB 2018

World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch


The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster toward an orbit near Mars.Screams and cheers erupted ... More
25 JAN 2018

SpaceX performs first 'static fire' of Falcon Heavy rocket


SpaceX on Wednesday test-fired its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time in a launch pad experiment aimed at giving its main engines a trial workout before blasting off in the coming days.Touted as ... More
17 JAN 2018

Europe's space agency braces for Brexit fallout


The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday.Programmes throw in flux by Britain's pending departure ... More
27 DEC 2017

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite


Russia has lost contact with Angola's first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday -- a fresh embarrassment for Moscow's once proud space industry.The incident involving the Russian-made ... More
14 DEC 2017

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission


Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed. American Randy ... More
13 DEC 2017

Ariane 5 rocket puts European GPS satellites into orbit


An Ariane 5 rocket put four GPS satellites into orbit on Tuesday for Europe's Galileo navigation project, Arianespace said.The European space workhorse took off at 1836 GMT and deployed the satellites four hours after ... More
12 DEC 2017

Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon


US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars."This time we will not only ... More
28 NOV 2017

Russia loses contact with satellite after launch from new spaceport


Russia said it had lost contact Tuesday with a weather satellite just hours after it was launched from its Vostochny cosmodrome, in only the second rocket liftoff from the new spaceport.The glitch is a ... More
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