TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday launched its first military communications satellite to boost the broadband capacity of its Self Defense Forces as they reinforce an island chain stretching along the southern edge of the East China Sea. The satellite lifted off from Jap....(more)
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida today (Jan. 20) to put a missile-detection and early warning satellite into orbit for the U.S. military.
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The GOES-R satellite was one of the most eagerly anticipated satellite s in recent memory. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched it in November 2016 with the promise to revolutionize weather forecasting in the U.S. After years of construction, a har....(more)
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The U.S. Air Force's SBIRS Geo-3 satellite is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket Friday (Jan. 20) at 7:42 p.m. EST (0042 GMT on Jan. 21). Watch the liftoff live here at Space.com, courtesy of ULA.
(added: Jan 21, 2017 at 09:42 am)
The United Launch Alliance planned to kick off its first mission of the year with the launch of its Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Thursday evening, but the mission was rescheduled for tomorrow. The vehicle will be sending an infrared surveillance satellite into a high orbit for the US Air Force.....(more)
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The U.S. Air Force's SBIRS Geo-3 missile-detection satellite is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Jan. 19, 2017. See photos of the satellite and its liftoff here.
(added: Jan 19, 2017 at 10:42 pm)
The first flight of a tiny experimental Japanese rocket, touted as the world's smallest booster designed to launch a satellite in orbit, failed Sunday (Jan. 15), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency officials said.
(added: Jan 15, 2017 at 06:42 am)
For the first time since the launch pad explosion in Sept. 2016, SpaceX launched the Iridium-NEXT communications satellites on January 14, 2016. SpaceX successfully landed the rocket's first stage on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean.
(added: Jan 14, 2017 at 11:42 am)