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NSA's 'Treasure Map' targets, hacks German companies

In what is yet another example of the NSA overexerting its legal authority, leaked documents reveal that NSA and British intelligence agents targeted, infiltrated and gathered data from German satellite and telecommunication companies.

Two Galileo satellites lose their way

Paris - Two European Galileo satellites launched as part of a navigation system designed to rival GPS have failed to locate their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.

Two Galileo satellites lose their way

Paris - Two European Galileo satellites fired into space by a Russian-built rocket on Friday from French Guiana failed to reach their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.

U.S. Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

Washington - The U.S. Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said.

New Israeli spy satellite enters orbit

Jerusalem - A new Israeli spy satellite entered orbit early Thursday, the defence ministry said, boosting the Jewish state's ability to monitor arch-foe Iran.

Satellite 'pings' revealed missing Malaysia plane's path

London - The satellite operator Inmarsat said Monday it managed to work out which direction the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew in by measuring the Doppler effect of hourly 'pings' from the aircraft.Malaysia's prime minister announced earlier that the Inma...

Millions join satellite search for missing plane

Washington - Three million people have joined an effort led by a satellite operator to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in what may be the largest crowdsourcing project of its kind.The satellite firm DigitalGlobe said Monday that its search area now has ...

Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

Singapore - Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say.More airlines are rolling out new and improved services thanks to s...

Taiwan builds sensitive satellite equipment

Taipei - Taiwan has successfully developed a key satellite component whose export is controlled by space powers, an official said Tuesday, calling it a "milestone" in efforts to build its own space technology.Three Taiwanese research and weather satellites laun...

Satellite laser energy forms crop circles in southern England?

The majority of crop circles has always been in southern England, with crop circle hoaxers claiming responsibility for a large number. According to experts, they are now reported to originate from satellite laser technology, not mankind on the ground.

Possible meteorite lights up the sky in the Canary Islands, Spain

Twitter went a little wild at 10:35pm local time on Sunday in the north of the Canary Islands, as witnesses reported a light streaking across the sky, "as bright as if it was daytime."

NASA offers first images of Sun's atmosphere

IRIS is NASA's brand new telescope for Interface Region Imaging Spectrometry has just delivered the first two images from Sun's atmosphere.

High-speed Internet satellite for under-connected countries

Supported as well by Google, O3b Networks successfully launched its first four telecommunications satellites, which will lay the foundation for the company’s planned high speed satellite Internet serving 3 billion people who have no Internet access.

Smoke over northern Spain from North American wildfires

Stunning images from NASA's Terra satellite captured on Wednesday and Thursday show smoke plumes over Spain and the western Mediterranean, which they think has come from wildfires in Canada.

Sad, spectacular time-lapse animation shows human impact on Earth

In only 30 years, great glaciers have retreated and a lake that was once the world’s fourth largest has all but dried up. For the first time ever, the human impact on the face of earth as seen from space is on full view, and it is not a pretty picture.

Photos: NASA unveils Suomi NPP 'Black Marble' image of Earth

NASA has unveiled a new global view and animation of Earth's city night lights from space in a composite assembled from satellite data. The global composite image was constructed with cloud-free night images from the NASA-NOAA satellite Suomi NPP.

NASA reveals composite images of earth at night

Thanks to NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, we can now see how the earth looks at night from outer space.

NASA releases photo of 10 billion-year-old stars

Today NASA released a stunning photo of the center of globular cluster NGC 6362, made up of stars 10 billion years old. The photo shows a high concentration of stars with different colors, found 25,000 light-years from Earth.

Satellite photos suggest North Korean gulags still open

Images collected by the Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea show labour camps continue to be operational, it said in a report.

Iran space center 80% complete

Tehran - Not to be left behind in the space race, Iran has almost completed its new space center. This will be used to launch satellites made by Iran and other Muslim nations.

Iran launches new satellite using ballistic missile technology

Tehran - Iranian state media have reported that the country has successfully launched a new domestically-built small satellite into orbit on Friday, using technology that can be converted for launching intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

Costa Concordia: Satellite captures image of shipwreck

A satellite has snapped an image of the Costa Concordia shipwreck. The luxury ocean liner is shown in the image through clouds half-submerged off the coast of Giglio, Italy after it hit a reef on January 13.

Mars probe Phobos-Grunt crashes back to Earth

Moscow - Phobos-Grunt, Russia's Mars probe has fallen back to Earth. Reports indicate that the probe was destroyed over the Pacific Ocean.

Russia's Soyuz-2 rocket crashes into Siberia after launch

Moscow - A Russian communications satellite launched on Friday crashed into Siberia minutes after launch. The Russian defense ministry said the crash was due to rocket failure. The satellite was launched on a Soyuz-2 from Plesetsk Cosmodrone in northern Russia.

Satellite captures picture of China's new aircraft carrier at sea

Beijing - A satellite captured China's first aircraft carrier sailing off China's coast on the Yellow sea on Thursday. It is believed that this is the first time the 300-metre aircraft carrier has been photographed at sea since it was launched in August.

NASA satellites confirm decline in coal power air pollution

Levels of coal produced sulfur dioxide, a major air pollutant, are falling across eastern USA according to a special NASA satellite tasked with measuring the quality of the Earth's atmosphere.

Solar sail satellite returns to Earth

NanoSail-D2, the solar sail satellite deployed in low-Earth orbit, has successfully reentered into the Earth's atmosphere, says NASA.

NASA to track asteroid as it flies past Earth Nov. 8

NASA will track the path of asteroid 2005 YU55 as it safely zooms past Earth slightly closer than the moon's orbit on Nov. 8. That day, the asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth at 3:28 p.m. PST.

German satellite ROSAT to fall to Earth and how to see it

The decommissioned German Roentgen Satellite or ROSAT is expected to fall back to Earth in just a few days. While not many, if any, people are expected to be physically hurt, they are free to watch ROSAT in the sky before it re-enters the atmosphere.

Dead German research satellite set to hit Earth in next few weeks

Cologne - Officials at the European Space Agency have published warnings that the defunct 1.8-ton X-ray satellite Röntgensatellit (ROSAT) is set to fall to Earth in the next few weeks when it re-enters our planet's atmosphere.
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This is a satellite image of Dai Ichi Power Plant  showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami. T...
This is a satellite image of Dai Ichi Power Plant showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami. This photo was taken on March 14, 2011 at 11:04 am local time, 3 minutes after an explosion.
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Satellite picture of storm tracking over Nova Scotia bring high winds and heavy rain November 5,2010.
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Artist s conception of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.
Artist's conception of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.
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Satellite image showing ice melt in Greenland
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Scientists working on the mission
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Artist concept of NanoSail-D in space. Credit:NASA/MSFC
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NASA THEMIS spacecraft. Themis stands for Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms.
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NASA satellite view of Spain in rather appropriate Spanish flag colors.
NASA satellite view of Spain in rather appropriate Spanish flag colors.
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