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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
13 NOV 2017

Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to space


An unmanned cargo ship packed with 7,400 pounds (3,350 kilograms) of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station blasted off Sunday from Wallops Island, Virginia.Orbital ATK's barrel-shaped Cygnus cargo ... More
05 NOV 2017

Russia embezzlement probe at rocket firm Soyuz


Russian authorities said Friday they had launched an inquiry into alleged embezzlement at the Progress factory which develops Soyuz rockets for the country's space industry."Two investigations into abuse of power have been opened" into ... More
31 OCT 2017

SpaceX launches Korean satellite, sticks rocket landing


SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Monday carrying a South Korean communications satellite to boost broadband coverage for southeast Asia and the Middle East, and stuck its 19th rocket landing in two years.The tall, ... More
27 OCT 2017
Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic

Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic


Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund on Thursday announced a $1 billion investment in British billionaire Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic.The announcement ... More
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