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Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

Published 19/08/2017

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. [more…]

Japan GPS satellite launch postponed due to glitch

Japan GPS satellite launch postponed due to glitch

Published 12/08/2017

Japan on Saturday postponed the planned launch of an H-2A rocket tasked to put a geo-positioning satellite into orbit due to possible helium gas leakage, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said. [more…]

Rocket Lab says fixes test flight glitch which terminated first launch

Rocket Lab says fixes test flight glitch which terminated first launch

Published 08/08/2017

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, said a contractor's error was to blame for its maiden flight failing to reach orbit in May, but that the problem had been fixed ahead of another planned launch in the next two months. [more…]

Ex-Millennium trader Langlois preps new hedge fund – sources

Ex-Millennium trader Langlois preps new hedge fund – sources

Published 04/08/2017

Former Millennium Capital Partners and Brevan Howard Asset Management trader Arnaud Langlois is preparing to launch equities hedge fund Terreneuve Capital, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. [more…]

Three-man crew reaches space station as U.S. boosts research

Three-man crew reaches space station as U.S. boosts research

Published 29/07/2017

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft carrying the crew of Paolo Nespoli of Italy, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Russia and Randy Bresnik of the U.S. blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan July 28, 2017.

A new crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, giving NASA for the first time four astronauts to boost U.S. research projects aboard the orbiting laboratory.

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Bulgaria`s first communications satellite launched into orbit

Bulgaria`s first communications satellite launched into orbit

Published 24/06/2017

Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday.

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India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

Published 23/06/2017

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C38, carrying Cartosat-2 and 30 other satellites, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space.

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NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

Published 11/06/2017

A high-flying science experiment may color the skies above the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast with bluish green and red clouds on Sunday evening, as NASA seeks to learn more about charged particles at the top of Earth's atmosphere.

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New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket

New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket

Published 25/05/2017

A supplied image of the launch and maiden flight of a battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket built by Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, at New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula, May 25, 2017. Rocket Lab/Handout via REUTERS

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula.

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India calls satellite `gift to South Asia`, Pakistan says no thanks

India calls satellite `gift to South Asia`, Pakistan says no thanks

Published 05/05/2017

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) carrying GSAT-9 communications satellite blasts off from the Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota, India May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

India launched a communications satellite on Friday for its smaller neighbors to share, part of its efforts to build goodwill in the region and counter Chinese influence, but arch-rival Pakistan said it would stay away from the project.

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