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Florida rocket project: Firefly Aerospace is involved

Beginning around 2020, around 800 small satellites are expected to launch annually.

17 Jan 2019 10:07 AM

Boeing-Lockheed's Vulcan rocket design 'nearly fully mature'

The companies will conduct the final design review for its new flagship Vulcan rocket within months.

17 Jan 2019 10:00 AM

Russian attempt to control orbiting radio telescope fails

The Spektr-R satellite is continuing to transmit signals, but scientists have been unable to control the satellite.

16 Jan 2019 12:35 PM

China to collect samples from moon this year

The Chang’e-4 lunar probe landed on Jan. 3 and transmitted the first-ever “close range” image of the far side of the moon.

15 Jan 2019 3:51 PM

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows

15 Jan 2019 1:02 PM


SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base and arced over the Pacific west of Los Angeles.

14 Jan 2019 5:54 PM

SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce

The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.”

13 Jan 2019 11:44 AM

Many people going on vacay to sleep in peace!

Many people are actually unaware or not able to comprehend how serious sleep deprivation is as a problem.

13 Jan 2019 6:32 AM

Earth’s shifting north magnetic pole: Unprecedented navigation fixes forced

The Earth’s magnetic pole is moving at about 50 km (30 miles) a year.

12 Jan 2019 10:01 AM

Chinese scientist criticized for risking 'gene-edited' babies' lives

He believed his gene editing would help protect the girls from infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

08 Jan 2019 10:24 AM


Indian scientists protest congress speakers discrediting works of Newton, Einstein

Scientists in Kolkata and five other cities carried placards and held silent demonstrations against the comments.

08 Jan 2019 10:23 AM

After historic flyby, New Horizons probe treks deeper on hunt for moons

The piano-sized probe is travelling deep into the ring of celestial bodies known as the Kuiper Belt.

04 Jan 2019 6:32 PM

China 'lifts mysterious veil' by landing probe on moon's dark side

The Chang’e-4 lunar probe made the “soft landing” at 0226 GMT and transmitted the first-ever “close range” image.

03 Jan 2019 2:18 PM

NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like 'snowman'

Ultima Thule's surface reflects light about as much as "garden variety dirt.”

03 Jan 2019 8:27 AM

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

The spacecraft will ping back more detailed images and data from Thule in the coming days.

02 Jan 2019 9:28 AM


NASA spacecraft opens new year 4 billion miles from Earth

Word of success came 10 hours after the middle-of-the-night encounter.

02 Jan 2019 8:15 AM

NASA spacecraft survives risky encounter with faraway world

Word of success came 10 hours after the middle-of-the-night encounter.

02 Jan 2019 8:14 AM

NASA probe believed to have passed distant space rock on landmark mission

The body is farther from Earth than any other that has had such a close encounter with a NASA probe, scientists believe.

01 Jan 2019 6:37 PM

Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching

The global number of rhinos dwindled to about 20,000 a decade ago due to relentless poaching.

01 Jan 2019 4:10 PM

NASA probe nears distant space rock for landmark flyby

At 12:33 a.m. Eastern time, the New Horizons probe will arrive at the “third zone” in the uncharted heart of the Kuiper Belt.

01 Jan 2019 1:38 PM