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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Space probe Rosetta catches comet after 10-year chase through solar system

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Rosetta finds its comet, after 10-year chase The space probe Rosetta on Wednesday made a historic rendezvous with a comet, climaxing a 10-year, six-billion-kilometre chase through the solar system, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. “We’re at the comet,” Rosetta’s flight operations manager, Sylvain Lodiot, declared in a webcast from mission control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567707/space-probe-rosetta-makes-rendezvous-comet-after-6-billion-km-dash
  2. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japan to set up space monitoring force by 2019 'to track debris'

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:47am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo Japan to set up space monitoring force by 2019 Japan plans to create a space monitoring force within its military by about 2019, with the defence ministry having already ... satellites from collisions, the source said. The defence ministry has altered its strategy on the use of space to include the development of a force, following a 2008 enactment of a law revising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565742/japan-set-space-monitoring-force-2019-track-debris
  3. News - World - SPACE

    Comet chasing space probe will reach target Wednesday after 6 billion km dash

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Chase over 6 billion km to end on Wednesday when European Space Agency probe Rosetta is set to land laboratory on a galactic wanderer Intercept of comet to happen this week After a decade-long quest spanning six billion kilometres, this week a European space probe will intercept a comet, one of the solar system's enigmatic wanderers. The moment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565469/comet-chaser-nears-prey-after-crossing-billions-miles
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Mars rover Opportunity sets space driving distance record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Scientists hope vehicle can now reach ancient part of planet to test soil Mars rover Opportunity sets record The US space agency's Opportunity rover has rewritten a 41-year-old driving record that is out of this world. The decade-old Nasa Mars rover has crossed the 40km mark, surpassing the 39km record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod 2. Not too shabby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565032/mars-rover-opportunity-sets-space-driving-distance-record
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Lizard love space test back from brink as Russia contacts lost satellite

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Moscow Russia re-establishes contact with satellite carrying geckos for research on sex habits Lizard love space test back from the brink Will geckos still get it on in zero gravity? It looked like this and other pressing scientific questions would be unanswered after Russia's space agency lost contact last week with a Photon-M satellite carrying five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562044/lizard-love-space-test-back-brink-russia-contacts-lost-satellite
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Galileo satellites sent into wrong orbit

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Europe satellites go into wrong orbit European space officials are investigating whether faulty stationing of two satellites will complicate efforts to develop a Galileo navigation system that would rival the US GPS network. The European Space Agency (ESA) and launch company Arianespace say the satellites were in off-target orbits after being launched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580365/galileo-satellites-sent-wrong-orbit
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Dragon V2 capsule from SpaceX is first entry in race to build successor to space shuttle

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Dragon V2 craft is first US has built for manned space travel since end of shuttle programme, with its makers targeting a launch by 2017 New space race up and running A sleek white spacecraft that its makers hope will restore Americans' ability to send people into orbit has been unveiled by the private company SpaceX. The capsule, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522045/dragon-v2-capsule-spacex-first-entry-race-build-successor-space-shuttle
  8. News - World - SPACE

    ‘Magic island’ in chilly lake on Saturn moon Titan puzzles space watchers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 08:39pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Blob in lake of methane and ethane that came and went from images shot by probe puzzles scientists, who theorise it could be a wave or iceberg 'Magic island' riddle of Saturn moon Titan Scientists are investigating a myste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539046/magic-island-chilly-lake-saturn-moon-titan-puzzles-space-watchers
  9. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX bids to break Boeing, Lockheed hold on space launches

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:24pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Entrepreneur tries to break duopoly on space launches A high-stakes battle is under way in Washington over launching the US government's most sophisticated national security satellites. Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing and Lockheed Martin in a fight for military contracts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483056/spacex-bids-break-boeing-lockheed-hold-space-launches
  10. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japan plans unmanned moon missions to compete with China's Jade Rabbit

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by Julian Ryall

    ... oversees Japan's space programmes, said the ministry was working with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). A budget request for the project will be submitted in the next fiscal year. ... technology," the ministry official said. "If we can make progress in this area, it will improve Japan's status in the international space race," he added. In comparison with the Jade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555417/japan-plans-unmanned-moon-missions-compete-chinas-jade-rabbit

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