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Iran launches Doosti satellite

Iran launched the Doosti, or "friendship" satellite this week, Iran's deputy minister of defense said. They used a Safir, or "ambassador," rocket in the launch, IRNA reported. The Doosti is a …

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 UAE to launch spacecraft to Mars

The United Arab Emirates set the launch date between 14th July to 3rd August 2020 for its unmanned space mission to Mars, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced. The spacecraft, named Hope, will be launched during that …

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Iranian satellite doesn’t reach orbit - media

 Iran conducted a satellite launch, but the Payam satellite failed to reach orbit, Iranian state television reported. Iranian Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said that the rocket …

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2018 was record year in number of launched satellites

The last year was record in number of satellites launched to orbit - almost 450 satellite payloads were launched to orbit in 2018, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Jonathan …

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Saudi Arabia creates National Space Authority

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Thursday issued a decree establishing the country's National Space Authority, UrduPoint reported. According to the decree, Prince Sultan bin Salman, who …

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Soyuz MS-09 lands in Kazakhstan

The landing section of the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 with three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) and containers with the probes gathered from a hole drilled in the craft’s habitation module has landed in …

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Turkey goes to space

The Turkey Space Agency was established in the country, the official gazette published a presidential decree signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on December 13. The agency will prepare and carry out the …

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 New crew arrives at International Space Station

The crewmembers of the manned Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft that docked to the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday evening has entered the station after pressure inside the spaceship and the station was equalized, a spokesman for the mission …

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Russia's Soyuz MS-11 successfully launched

The manned Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft with three crewmembers of the new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) has entered the near-Earth orbit and started its autonomous flight to the orbital outpost, Russia’s State Space …

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InSight lander touches down on Mars

The Mars InSight lander has touched down on the dusty Red Planet after sailing 548 million kilometres over a six-month voyage through deep space. The landing, which took place just before 7:00am AEDT, saw the NASA spacecraft hurtle …

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How much will U.S. Space Force cost?

U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to create a new Space Force could cost much less than an Air Force estimate of $13 billion over five years, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said. …

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Dark matter hurricane blowing past Earth

There’s a “dark matter hurricane” blowing through our corner of the Milky Way galaxy about 500 km/s, according to the study of British and Spanish scientists published in the journal Physical Review D. The dark …

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 ISS computer restored after malfunction

The work of a computer aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been restored after its malfunction, State Space Corporation Roscosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin said on his Twitter. "At 12:04:50 Moscow time, the …

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