Space Exploration

Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS in first launch since accident

Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS in first launch since accident

Published 17/11/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An unmanned rocket carrying cargo blasted off into space on Friday in the first launch of a Russian-made Soyuz-FG rocket from Kazakhstan’s [more…]

SpaceX, TeleSat Canada bids get U.S. nod to expand satellite internet

SpaceX, TeleSat Canada bids get U.S. nod to expand satellite internet

Published 15/11/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk’s Space X, Telesat Canada [more…]

‘We trust our rocket’, crew says ahead of first space launch since…

‘We trust our rocket’, crew says ahead of first space launch since…

Published 15/11/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. astronaut said on Thursday she had full confidence in the safety of the Russian-made Soyuz rocket that will blast a [more…]

Frigid planet detected orbiting nearby star

Frigid planet detected orbiting nearby star

Published 14/11/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A frozen and dimly lit planet, dubbed a “Super-Earth,” may be orbiting the closest single star to our solar system, astronomers said [more…]

After aborted mission, NASA astronaut confident about December launch

After aborted mission, NASA astronaut confident about December launch

Published 14/11/2018

(Reuters) - The American astronaut who will hitch the first ride on a Russian rocket since last month’s aborted launch and dramatic emergency landing is [more…]

Portugal to build satellite launch pad, lab with China

Portugal to build satellite launch pad, lab with China

Published 06/11/2018

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal plans to build an international launch pad for small satellites in the Azores and has agreed with China to set up [more…]

To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion…

To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion…

Published 02/11/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA) on Friday delivered the “powerhouse” for NASA’s new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond [more…]

Musk shakes up SpaceX in race to make satellite launch window: sources

Musk shakes up SpaceX in race to make satellite launch window: sources

Published 01/11/2018

SEATTLE/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch [more…]

Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor: investigation

Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor: investigation

Published 01/11/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The abortive launch last month of a manned Soyuz mission to space was caused by a sensor damaged during the rocket’s assembly [more…]

NASA retires its planet hunter, the Kepler space telescope

NASA retires its planet hunter, the Kepler space telescope

Published 31/10/2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - The Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and will be retired after a 9-1/2-year mission in which it detected [more…]