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  • Russia ‘busts satellite spy ring’

    MOSCOW: Russia has uncovered a group of spy satellites, the head of its space command said in a film broadcast on Sunday, which warned of “enemy” satellites that could masquerade as space junk...

    “Very recently, specialists of the department of space intelligence centre uncovered a newly created group of space satellites
  • Nasa launches next-generation weather satellite

    LOS ANGELES: Nasa on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts...

    The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite Sys­tem-1 (JPSS-1), is a joint venture between the US space agency and the Nat­ional Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Administration (NOAA), which provides weather reports and forecasts...

  • ‘Country’s first optical remote sensing satellite launching next year’

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite PRSS-1 is set to be launched in 2018 with which the country will become self-reliant in multi-spectral imaging, announced a senior official of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) while addressing the inaugural ceremony of World Space Week (WSW) celebrations at the National Centre for Remote Sensing and Geo Informatics, Suparco headquarters, on...

  • Russia loses Mexican satellite after rocket failure

    MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday lost a Mexican satellite on launch just hours after a glitch with a manoeuvre involving the International Space Station, the latest in a string of embarrassing failures for its troubled space programme...

    Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said the Proton-M rocket carrying a Mexican MexSat-1 satellite fell back to Earth and burnt up in the atmosphere after suffering an engine problem on launch early on...

  • Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

    TOKYO: Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres...

    3 satellite about 30 minutes after launching...

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

    India launched a communications satellite on Friday for its smaller neighbours 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...

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to office promising to strengthen ties with neighbours such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Pakistan, has called the satellite a gift to south Asia...

  • FO explains why Pakistan quit Saarc satellite project

    ISLAMABAD: India’s unwillingness to allow other Saarc countries to participate in the development of a Saarc satellite made Pakistan quit the project...

    Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria, while explaining Pakistan’s absence from the South Asian Satellite launched by India on Friday, said: “As India was not willing to develop the project on a collaborative basis, it was not possible for Pakistan to support it as a regional...

  • India set to launch heaviest satellite

    India will launch a communication satellite on Monday using its most powerful rocket, in a further advance of its space programme aimed at winning a bigger share of the $300 billion global space industry...

    The rocket, named Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk III, will lift off from the Sriharikota space centre in southern India at 5...

  • Iran claims launch of satellite-carrying rocket into space

    Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space, the country's state media reported on Thursday, in what is likely the most significant step yet for the launch vehicle...

    Iranian state television said the rocket, whose name means “phoenix” in Persian, is capable of carrying a satellite weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds)...

  • Japan loses track of pricey black hole satellite

    TOKYO: Dozens of space scientists are desperately scouring the skies after losing track of a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar Japanese satellite that was sent to study black holes...

    The ultra-high-tech “Hitomi” — or eye — satellite was supposed to be busy communicating from orbit by now, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said, but no one can say exactly where it is...

  • Japan launches its first commercial satellite

    TOKYO: A Japanese rocket lifted off on Tuesday and successfully put the national space programme’s first commercial satellite into orbit, officials said, as Tokyo tries to enter a business dominated by European and Russian companies...

    The rocket successfully launched at 3:50pm, carrying the TELSTAR 12V communications and broadcasting satellite for Canadian satellite operator Telesat...

  • SpaceX satellite launch succeeds, but rocket crash lands

    MIAMI: SpaceX on Friday successfully launched a communications satellite to a distant orbit but failed, as expected, to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform...

    The rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:36pm, propelling the satellite, known as SES-9, built by Boeing for the Luxembourg-based company SES...

  • SpaceX to launch ocean satellite

    LOS ANGELES: A $180 million satellite to study the world’s oceans in a changing climate will blast off on Sunday atop a Falcon 9 rocket, which SpaceX will try to land on a floating platform after launch...

    The satellite, known as Jason-3, aims to offer a more precise look at how global warming and sea level rise affect wind speeds and currents as close as one kilometre from shore, whereas past satellites were limited to about 10...

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