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U.S. Spy Satellite on One-Day Display

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government agency in charge of intelligence satellites is displaying one of the largest spy satellites the United States has ever put into space Saturday. The National Reconnaissance Office put the newly declassified Hexagon, or KH-9 satellite on display for one day only at a branch of the National Air and Space Museum located […]

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Russia Loses Contact With Newly-Launched Satellite

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s federal space agency says it has lost contact with a major communications satellite shortly after its launch. The Express AM-4 satellite was launched atop a booster rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday, on a mission to provide digital communications across Russia. The space agency said the satellite’s booster initially worked fine, but […]

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Russia Launches High-power Communications Satellite

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it has successfully launched a high-power communications satellite into orbit. Officials say a Proton rocket carrying the new Express-AM4 satellite blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early Thursday. They say the telecommunications satellite is one of the most advanced in the world. It is equipped with technology operating in several […]

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China Launches Maritime Satellite

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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China says it has successfully launched into space a maritime satellite. The Haiyang-2 orbiter was boosted into space Tuesday morning by a Long March-4B carrier rocket from the launch center in the northeastern city of Taiyuan, in Shanxi province. The official Xinhua news agency says the satellite will survey the maritime environment to help prevent […]

Iran Plans Bigger Satellites With Longer Ranges

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s president says the Islamic Republic plans to launch bigger satellites with longer ranges. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that the satellites could reach an altitude of 35,000 kilometers. He spoke in the northwestern city of Zanjan where he was marking the opening of two dams. Iranian state media reported last Wednesday that the […]

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Iran Launches Second Domestically Built Satellite

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian state media report the Islamic republic has launched its second domestically built satellite. Iran’s Arabic language al-Alam television on Wednesday reported the launch and orbit of the satellite. It did not say when the liftoff took place. The Iranian report says the satellite, known as Rassad 1 (Observation), will be used for transmitting images […]

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NASA Launches Satellite to Study Oceans

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency has launched a satellite that will measure the saltiness of the oceans, in a mission to help scientists gain a better understanding of the world’s changing climate. A Delta 2 rocket carrying the Aquarius satellite observatory blasted off Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA says data from Aquarius […]

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