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SpaceX's first astronaut launch postponed

SpaceX decided to postpone its Demo-2 launch as unfavorable weather conditions in the region posed risks to the equipment and crew.  Liftoff, which was originally scheduled for 4:33 p.m. May 27, is now moved to the afternoon of May …

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China launches two satellites into orbit

China sent two satellites into orbit to test the space-based Internet of Things (IoT) communications technology. The satellites, Xingyun-2 01 and 02, were launched today by a Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) carrier rocket at 9:16 a.m. (Beijing …

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Moon is not what it seems to be

New research is challenging the image of a “dry” Moon. Many astronomers believe our lone satellite is devoid of volatile elements such as carbon, which would have burned off in the superheated collision between Earth and a …

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Pentagon's space plane to host experiments

The US military's X-37B space plane is heading back into space in mid-May, and while the Air Force doesn't often say much about the mysterious aircraft, the service's top civilian outlined what it will be doing this time around. …

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U.S. Air Force reveals new details about X-37B mission

The U.S. military's mysterious X-37B space plane is scheduled to lift off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 16, kicking off the sixth mission for the robotic vehicle, …

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China unveils first Mars exploration mission's name

China’s space agency unveiled the name of its first Mars exploration mission, coinciding with China’s annual Space Day and the 50th anniversary of the launch of its first satellite. The Mars mission has been named …

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SpaceX launches 60 internet-beaming satellites to orbit

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 carrying 60 new Starlink satellites to low orbit and marking its 84th flight - more than any other currently operating rocket in the U.S. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 19:30 GMT from Launch Pad 39A at …

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Iran's first military satellite reaches orbit

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards force said it had launched the country’s first military satellite which had gone into orbit. The powerful force said a 'Messenger' satellite carrier was used to launch the Noor …

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SpaceX Starlink launch delayed

SpaceX will not launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center as planned this week, pushing the Space Coast's next mission slated to fly with 60 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit. Teams were targeting Thursday …

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Russia and US to create space working group

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow and Washington agreed to create a working group on space, the Russian side is waiting for American colleagues to respond to proposals on the agenda. "In practical …

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