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Europe launches environment satellite

Europe on Thursday launched the first in a constellation of hi-tech satellites designed to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help disaster relief operations.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Timeline: the hunt for flight MH370

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The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 entered its sixth day on Thursday, with the focus on Chinese satellite images showing possible debris in the South China Sea near where the plane lost contact.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese official: No proof to link debris to jet

In this March 9, 2014 satellite image seen on the website of the Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, floating objects are seen at sea next to the red arrow which was added by the source. China's Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday that the images show suspected debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner floating off the southern tip of Vietnam. AP/Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense)

A senior Chinese aviation official said Thursday that the authorities could not confirm any link between the floating objects captured on Chinese satellite images to a Malaysia Airlines jet missing for more than five days.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysia sends plane to site of Chinese satellite images – minister

In this March 9, 2014 satellite image seen on the website of the Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, floating objects are seen at sea next to the red arrow which was added by the source. China's Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday that the images show suspected debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner floating off the southern tip of Vietnam. AP

Malaysia said Thursday it dispatched an aircraft to investigate the site where Chinese satellites photographed three “suspected floating objects,” near an area where several nations have been hunting for wreckage from a missing passenger plane.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

China satellite finds ‘floating objects’ in Malaysia jet hunt

Technicians of Vietnam National Television VTV unassemble and pack up their satellite communication system which was used to report on search activities for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 off Vietnam' southern coastline, on the southern island of Phu Quoc on Weddnesday, March 12, 2014, after Vietnam said it had suspended its air search. China said Wednesday that one of its satellites has detected three large "floating objects" in a region of the sea where it suspects the missing Malaysia Airlines flight had an accident.  AFP

China says that one of its satellites has detected three large “floating objects” in a region of the sea where it suspects the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had an accident.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

NASA launches newest communication satellite

In a photo provided by NASA a United Launch Alliance Atlas V with TDRS-L atop, arrives at the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla., Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41. The unmanned rocket is set to blast off Thursday night, Jan. 23, 2014, with the latest, third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite. (AP Photo/Daniel Casper)

NASA has launched an advanced, new communication satellite. An unmanned rocket blasted off Thursday night from Cape Canaveral with the latest, third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Satellites to probe Earth’s strange shield

Earth-magnetic-field

Europe next week will launch a trio of hi-tech satellites to explore something that may seem utterly mundane: Earth’s magnetic field.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan to launch satellites to monitor oceans

The Senkaku islands, known as Diaoyu in China. AP  Photo

Japan is planning to launch satellites to monitor the world’s oceans, a report said Sunday, as Chinese government ships plied waters around islands controlled by Tokyo and claimed by Beijing.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

NASA launches sun-watching satellite from US

This image taken by a NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency mission shows the lower regions of the sun’s atmosphere. NASA plans to launch a new mission called IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) to study this solar region. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California was delayed until Thursday, June 27, 2013, to fix a power outage on the base. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA launched a satellite late Thursday on a mission to explore a little-studied region of the sun and to better forecast space weather that can disrupt communications systems on Earth.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea says rocket launch a success — KCNA

This Monday Dec. 10, 2012 satellite image provided by GeoEye and annotated by 38 North, shows recent activity at the Sohae rocket launching facility in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea. AP FILE PHOTO

North Korea confirmed Wednesday it had launched a long-range rocket, saying it had succeeded in its mission of placing a satellite in orbit, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club

Graphic showing South Korea's Naro Space Center, launch site for a rocket, set to blast off on Friday in the nation's third attempt to join the space club of nations. AFP

South Korea held a final dress rehearsal Wednesday for its third attempt to send a satellite into orbit and join an elite space club that includes Asian powers China, Japan and India.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korea postpones rocket launch due to gas leak

Workers of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute wheel the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1), South Korea's third space rocket, to its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. The rocket is scheduled to blast off on Oct. 26 for the third launch attempt of its first space rocket. AP Photo/Korea Pool KOREA OUT

South Korea has been forced to postpone its third attempt to launch a satellite into space from its own soil because of a last-minute technical glitch.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

N. Korea to launch satellites ‘one after another’

North Korea has vowed to launch satellites “one after another”, vigorously rejecting international condemnation of an April 13 launch that was seen overseas as a disguised ballistic missile test.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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