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  1. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japanese scientists preparing to explore asteroid test space cannon

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... successfully tested their new space cannon. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) said the huge weapon would fire a metal bullet at the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 some time in 2018. ... to be carried into space next year by one of Jaxa's H2A rockets, which are launched from southern Japan. The probe will be flung on a trajectory that its operators hope will take it into the path ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    European Space Agency makes history as probe lands on comet

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:56am by Reuters, AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Darmstadt, Germany European Space Agency scientists behind the project overjoyed after touchdown caps a 6.4 billion-kilometre journey begun a decade ago Probe makes historic landing on comet Scientists have successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet in a historic first for space exploration, the European Space Agency said yesterday. The lander, named ...

  3. News - World

    ‘Ferrari’ research satellite gives new insight into ocean currents

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 09:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris 'Ferrari' satellite gives new insight into oceans A satellite dubbed the "Ferrari of space" has yielded the most accurate model of ocean circulation yet, boosting understanding of the seas and a key impact of global warming, scientists said. Data sent home by the Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) "mapped ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    Its batteries drained, comet probe Philae breaks link and 'falls asleep'

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 07:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Philae goes to sleep, its comet tests cut short Robot probe Philae uploaded a slew of last-minute data to earth on Friday from a comet in deep space before going to sleep at the conclusion of a historic exploration. Data streamed in as soon as Europe's pioneering robot lab re-established late-night contact with its orbiting mother ship, ...

  5. News - China - AEROSPACE

    Top Chinese space scientist hopes to send rover ‘better than Jade Rabbit’ to Mars

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:14pm by AFP

    ... also wants to explore other solar systems and someday "recreate a planet", the scientist had said. Beijing sees the space programme as a symbol of China's rising global stature ... rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme. Jia Yang also told ...

  6. News - World - NASA

    Astronauts go on rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to repair station

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 07:12pm by AFP

    ... in their spacesuits and extra pads to absorb any leaking water in their helmets. Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will be operating the space station’s 15-metre robotic ... Christmas Eve spacewalk to wrap up repairs to the cooling system at the International Space Station, Nasa said. The spacewalk was set to begin at 7.10am, marking the second outing to replace ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches satellite to monitor damage from natural disasters

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... in reconstruction, officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said. "The satellite was successfully put in orbit," said an official from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, whose H-IIA rocket was used in the launch from a space centre on the southern island of Tanegashima. The satellite will provide valuable data for Japan, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences ...

  9. News - Asia - SCIENCE

    India heads to Mars with budget space mission

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 12:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Delhi It may be cheap at HK$568m, but work-around launch may add to success of 2008 mission India heads to Mars with budget space mission India has begun the countdown to launch its most ambitious and risky space mission to date- sending a probe to Mars, a project conceived in just 15 months on a tiny budget. After a 2011 Russian-Chinese attempt flopped, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, September 22, 2013

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Reuters

    ... four species of legless lizards hidden in unlikely habitats among central valley oil derricks, sand dunes at the end of a Los Angeles airport runway and other desolate spaces. The findings, ... buster Deep Impact Nasa has given up on the Deep Impact spacecraft, which suddenly went silent after nine years of exploration. In 2005 Deep Impact smashed a comet with a projectile to give ...




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