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.
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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....
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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.
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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)
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