Space & Astronomy
Space & AstronomySpace Arms Race Heats Up Overnight
The U.S. Navy's successful missile hit and apparent destruction of a defunct spy satellite represents a major step forward in the space arms race in the eyes of some analysts. Others are not so sure. One expert said last night's hit was not an examp...
Author:Jeremy Hsu & JeannaDate:03/25/14Click:7686 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyU.S. has high confidence it hit satellite fuel tank
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it was very confident that a spectacular and unprecedented missile strike from a U.S. Navy warship had destroyed the toxic fuel tank of a defunct U.S. spy satellite. The 1,000 pound (450 kg) fuel...
Author:Andrew GrayDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyDestroyed Satellite's Debris Spotted
Some observers were treated to a light show last night when the Department of Defense destroyed a falling spy satellite. I'm still having a hard time believing I actually caught the debris, but two others with us also saw a bright dot move fast from...
Author:Clara MoskowitzDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyScientists: Meteor likely disintegrated
SPOKANE, Wash. - Despite witness accounts that a meteor that streaked across the Pacific Northwest skies this week struck the Earth, scientists at the University of Washington say it likely disintegrated in the sky. Some witnesses reported seeing Tu...
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Space & AstronomyHaz-mat team on alert for satellite junk
MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. - With haz-mat suits at the ready, a quick response team stood on alert Thursday to head anyplace on Earth that the pieces of a lame satellite shot down by the military might fall. The recovery squad, dubbed Operation Bu...
Author:REBECCA SANTANADate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyChina wants US satellite downing data
BEIJING - China asked the U.S. on Thursday to release data on the missile hit on an ailing spy satellite, while the Communist Party's newspaper blasted what it called Washington's callous attitude toward the weaponization of space. Defense Secretary...
Author:CHRISTOPHER BODEENDate:03/25/14Click:7672 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyUS missile hits toxic spy satellite
HONOLULU, Hawaii (AFP) - A US missile shot down a rogue US spy satellite in space carrying dangerous toxic fuel, demonstrating the effectiveness of America's missile defense system, officials said Thursday. However, the operation raised Chinese conc...
Author:Jim MannionDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyPentagon: Satellite debris not a danger
WASHINGTON - The military's analysis of the missile strike on a dead U.S. spy satellite has revealed no sign of danger from debris, including no hazard from the satellite's fuel tank, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. As we continue to do the post-s...
Author:ROBERT BURNSDate:03/25/14Click:7669 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyEnd of the odyssey for brave space probe Ulysses
PARIS (AFP) - Ulysses, a US-European space scout that has been orbiting the Sun for 17 years, almost four times its expected lifetime, is on the brink of dying, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday. A joint mission between ESA and NASA, Ul...
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Space & AstronomyChina to launch second lunar probe in 2009: report
China hopes to launch its second moon-orbiting satellite in 2009, state media reported Friday, as the country steps up its space programme. The news came after scientists regained contact with the country's first lunar satellite Chang'e-1 following...
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Space & AstronomyColumbus' Crew Home From The 'New World'
Having sailed in space for the past two weeks to install the European Space Agency's (ESA) Columbus science lab on the International Space Station, the crew of space shuttle Atlantis came home to Houston on Thursday. Despite the overcast skies, a cr...
Author:Z. PearlmanDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyUnique solar probe freezing to death
WASHINGTON - The Ulysses solar probe, after 17 years of studying the sun and solar system, is about to die by freezing to death, NASA and the European Space Agency said Friday. The satellite had long outlasted the five-year mission it began in 1990,...
Author:SETH BORENSTEINDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyJapan launches experimental Internet satellite
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan launched an experimental communications satellite on Saturday as part of an ambitious space program that could help ensure super high-speed Internet access in remote parts of Japan and elsewhere in Asia. The H-2A rocket carry...
Author:Teruaki UenoDate:03/25/14Click:7697 Full Story »
Space & AstronomyJapan launches Internet satellite
TOKYO - Japan's space agency launched an experimental communications satellite Saturday designed to enable super high-speed data transmission at home and in Southeast Asia. The domestically developed H-2A rocket carrying the satellite, Kizuna, was l...
Author:MARI YAMAGUCHIDate:03/25/14Click:7670 Full Story »
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