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Trash tracking satellites help Indonesia tackle marine waste

Jakarta - Every year, pounding rains wash away mountains of plastic waste from the streets of Jakarta, with some of it ending up as far away as Bali's beaches. So scientists are turning to satellites to trace the rubbish and figure out how to tackle the problem....

Will small rockets finally lift off?

Paris - The boom in demand for placing small satellites into orbit has boosted interest in small rockets, but industry players do not think the niche will become a business segment of its own.

Myanmar joins band of Asian nations launching satellites

Meiktila - Myanmar is preparing to launch its first-ever satellite, joining an unlikely coalition of nascent space nations aiming to protect millions from environmental disasters.

Russia rejects space weapon claim as 'propaganda'

Moscow - Russia on Friday dismissed accusations from the United States and Britain that it had tested an anti-satellite weapon in space as "propaganda".

China launches final satellite to complete rival to GPS

Beijing - China on Tuesday launched the final satellite in its homegrown geolocation system designed to rival the US GPS network, marking a major step in its race for market share in the lucrative sector.

US vows to curb China and Russia in space

Washington - The United States wants to prevent China and Russia from taking control of space and will look to allies for help, according to a new "Defense Space Strategy" unveiled by the Pentagon on Wednesday.

Pentagon downplays Iran military satellite as 'tumbling webcam'

Washington - The head of the US Space Command said the Pentagon believes that Iran's first successful launch of a military satellite into space does not pose any intelligence threat.

Pompeo vows to hold Iran 'accountable' over satellite launch

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused Iran of violating a UN Security Council resolution through a satellite launch and vowed repercussions."I think Iran needs to be held accountable for what they've done," Pompeo told reporters.

Iran hails military satellite launch as US tensions simmer

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced they had successfully launched the country's first military satellite on Wednesday, at a time of renewed tensions with US forces in the Gulf.

Guards say Iran successfully launches first military satellite

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced they had successfully launched the country's first military satellite on Wednesday, a programme that the US alleges is a cover for its missile development.

Aerial images reveal virus emptying famed sites

Bejing - Empty public squares, a ghostly train station and deserted holy sites -- a series of striking satellite images have revealed the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on some of the world's busiest spaces.

US accuses Iran of building missiles through satellite bid

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Iran of honing its ballistic missile skills through a satellite launch and vowed to exert more pressure.

Iran says counting down to launch new satellite

Tehran - Iran started counting down Sunday to the launch within hours of a scientific observation satellite that is part of a programme the United States has previously described as a "provocation".

Two defunct satellites speed toward possible collision

Washington - Two decommissioned satellites sped towards each other Wednesday at a combined speed of almost 33,000 miles (53,000 kilometers) an hour, raising the risk of a collision that would send thousands of pieces of debris hurtling through space.

Countdown to NATO space strategy

Apo - NATO will launch its first strategy for space this week as the alliance heads beyond the skies to defend against the likes of China and Russia.

Metals fraud leads to $700 million satellite failure

NASA is blaming a serious case of metals fraud on a $700 million satellite failure, linked to two aborted satellite missions. This is based on an investigation undertaken by the U.S. space agency.

China uses US-made satellites for internal security: report

Washington - A fleet of US-made satellites helps China's government police its people and supports its military despite growing wariness in Washington over Beijing's power, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Battle for space more stealth than Star Wars

Colorado Springs - At tens of thousands of kilometers above the Earth, a Russian satellite slowly approached the French-Italian satellite Athena-Fidus in October 2017, a move France later denounced as "an act of espionage.

Iran satellite in US row fails to reach orbit

Tehran - Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States as a breach of a UN resolution on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, the telecommunications minister said.

China, France launch satellite to study climate change

Bejing - China sent its first ever satellite built in partnership with another country into space on Monday, a device tasked with helping scientists better predict dangerous cyclones and climate change by monitoring ocean surface winds and waves.

A city in China may soon have a second moon in its evening sky

Officials in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, have unveiled a science-fiction-like plan to launch what’s known as an illumination satellite, or “artificial moon,” by 2020.

Europe's Ariane 5 rocket set for 100th blast off

Paris - A European-made rocket will blast off Tuesday from French Guiana for the 100th time, in a symbolic landmark for its manufacturer as it comes under increasing pressure from Elon Musk's SpaceX programme.

NASA to study earth ice loss with lasers

NASA is planning to assess the impact of global warming on the polar caps by assessing the rate of ice loss from space. The process for doing so will be through laser scanning.

Governor Brown — 'We're launching our own damn satellite'

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced plans today to launch a satellite to monitor heat-trapping emissions, fulfilling a pledge he made immediately after the election of Donald Trump.

European wind survey satellite launched from French Guyana

- A new satellite that will use advanced laser technology to track global winds and improve weather forecasts has been successfully put into orbit, launch company Arianespace said.

European wind survey satellite launched from French Guyana

Paris - Europe launched a rocket from French Guyana on Wednesday, to put a satellite into orbit which will track global winds, allowing for improved weather forecasting, Arianespace said.

Space-X lobs Spanish military satellite into orbit

Washington - Elon Musk's Space-X sent a Spanish military satellite into orbit Thursday in a hitch-less liftoff from California, extending the private space company's record of successful launches.

Ariane 5 satellites in orbit but not in right location

Kourou - Two commercial satellites have been placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket but have yet to reach their correct positions, Arianespace said Thursday, after mission control briefly lost contact with the craft in a rare malfunction.

Ariane 5 satellites in orbit but not in right location

Kourou - Two commercial satellites have been placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket but have yet to reach their correct position, Arianespace said Thursday, after mission control briefly lost contact with the craft.The European space workhorse blasted off at 7.

Arianespace has 'lost contact' with Ariane 5 rocket

Kourou - Arianespace's mission control has "lost contact" with an Ariane 5 rocket carrying two commercial satellites after its lift-off from French Guiana, CEO Stephane Israel announced late Thursday.The European space workhorse blasted off at 7.
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Omid [was Iran s first domestically made satellite Described as a data-processing satellite for rese...
Omid [was Iran's first domestically made satellite Described as a data-processing satellite for research and telecommunications, Iran's state television reported that it was successfully launched on February 2, 2009.
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A lightning flash from a line of severe thunderstorms sweeping across the eastern United States was spotted from space by the Suomi NPP satellite on the night of Jan. 29, 2013.
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NanoRacks-LEMUR-2 is being loaded into the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer.
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At 10 meters, it's easy to see roads and water features. Now look at the next image below.
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The GRACE-FO satellites were assembled by Airbus Defence and Space in Germany. The photo shows the satellites in the testing facility of IABG, an Airbus subcontractor, in Munich. (Photo credit: Airbus DS GmbH/A. Ruttloff
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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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Satellite image showing ice melt in Greenland
Satellite image showing ice melt in Greenland
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Artist’s illustration of Russian Mayak satellite in orbit  with its reflectors unfurled.
Artist’s illustration of Russian Mayak satellite in orbit, with its reflectors unfurled.
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The Alouette 1 was the first satellite built by a country other than the United States or Soviet Union.
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Falcon 9 launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Scientists working on the mission
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Inside the Astrotech facility in Titusville, Florida, the payload fairing for NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M, is moved into position to encapsulate the spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett CC: Public Domain
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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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Image of Christmas lights in Northern Europe
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The Ofek-9 was successfully launched into space on June 22. The first transmission received today confirmed that the high-tech spy satellite had established and maintained orbit.
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Canal+ is a French premium cable television channel owned by Vivendi SA. The programmes can be viewed on Canal+ and on satellite on Canal+ Clair
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SPOT 6 Early Image – Acquired during commissioning phase. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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A Russian-built Proton rocket blasts off from a launch pad at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on April 28, 2014
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Preparation for launch of the NROL-39 payload at Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-3
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