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  • 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...

    A confirmed launch of the “Simorgh” rocket would also mark another step forward for Iran's young space programme, but is likely to raise alarm among its adversaries, who fear the same technology could be used to produce long-range...

  • Space crew remembers US-Russia ‘handshake in space’ 40 years on

    MOSCOW: Two Russians and an American in orbit commemorated on Wednesday the 40th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz mission, when a “handshake in space” brought the two Cold War rivals closer together...

    The three delivered a video address to mark the 1975 event as they floated side by side in the International Space Station (ISS), a show of fellowship at a low point in US-Russian relations today...

  • China launches world’s first quantum satellite

    BEIJING: China launched the world’s first quantum satellite on Tuesday, state media reported, in an effort to harness the power of particle physics to build an unbreakable system of encrypted communications...

    The satellite — nicknamed Micius after a 5th century BC Chinese scientist — will be used in experiments intended to prove the viability of quantum technology to communicate over long distances...

  • 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...

    An H-IIA rocket blasted off at about 2:30pm from the Tanegashima space centre in southern Japan, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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