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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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U.S. cargo ship blasts off for space station with supplies, experiments

U.S. cargo ship blasts off for space station with supplies, experiments

Published 18/04/2017

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off carrying the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States April 18, 2017. NASA/Handout via REUTERSTHIS

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Florida on Tuesday, propelling a cargo capsule filled with supplies and science experiments toward the International Space Station.

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U.S. payments startup backed by Amazon founder expands to UK

U.S. payments startup backed by Amazon founder expands to UK

Published 11/04/2017

FILE PHOTO: Noe Sanchez shows off the Remitly app that he uses to send money to his family in Mexico in this photo taken in San Francisco, California March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

U.S. payments startup Remitly has launched services in Britain, expanding its international footprint to a third country from which users can send money abroad, the Seattle-based firm told Reuters on Tuesday.

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SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

Published 31/03/2017

A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soars toward space above a Virgin Airlines passenger jet, which had just departed Orlando International Airport, in Orlando, Florida, March 30, 2017. The launch marked the first time ever that a rocket was reused for spaceflight. REUTERS/Gregg Newton

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, then capped the feat with another return landing on an ocean platform.

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Europe launches fifth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launches fifth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Published 07/03/2017

Europe launched the fifth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Monday as part of its multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to provide speedy images of land, oceans and waterways.

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Russian space craft lifts off for international space station

Russian space craft lifts off for international space station

Published 22/02/2017

A Russian Soyuz booster rocket, carrying the Progress cargo space craft, blasts off for the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, February 22, 2017. Sergei Sergeev/Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS/Handout via REUTERS =

A Russian Progress cargo space craft blasted off for the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, the first such mission since a failed launch in December.

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