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The XS-1 spaceplane moves closer to take off: US military funds craft that could launch spy satellites and weapons by 2019
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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is now entering the next phase of its ambitious XS-1 program, which aims to make launching satellites a daily occurrence. (added: Apr 15, 2016 at 03:42 am)

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Pluto's 'little sister' has a moon: Hubble discovers tiny satellite orbiting the dwarf planet MakeMake
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The moon — provisionally designated S/2015 (136472) 1 and nicknamed MK 2 — is more than 1,300 times fainter than Makemake. (added: Apr 26, 2016 at 05:42 pm)

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Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space
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TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.... (added: Apr 28, 2016 at 08:42 pm)

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Some Science Coming from Japan's Ailing Hitomi Satellite
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Japan's Hitomi X-ray observatory hasn't been heard from since late March, and the satellite appears to have broken into several pieces. But it did manage to complete two scientific measurements before the trouble hit, scientists said. (added: Apr 20, 2016 at 05:42 am)

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We just lost another critical climate satellite
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One of climate change’s most important biographers — a 2,700-pound satellite orbiting 450 miles above the surface of the Earth — just recorded its last data point. Earlier this month, the National Snow and Ice Data Center announced that, after nine years and five months in orbit, the ....(more) (added: Apr 26, 2016 at 07:42 pm)

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Farewell Hitomi! Japan's space agency abandons the search for its missing multi-million dollar X-ray satellite
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Contact was lost with the satellite on 26 March, more than a month after its launch from southern Japan on 17 February. (added: Apr 29, 2016 at 05:42 am)

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Satellite TV is helping Iranians bypass internet censorship
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....(more) (added: Apr 23, 2016 at 01:42 am)












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