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North Korea plans to launch a satellite into space sometime this month
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North Korea plans to launch a rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite into space sometime within the next three weeks, the Associated Press reports. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that North Korea declared the launch would happen sometime between February 8th and 25th. Such a lau....(more) (added: Feb 02, 2016 at 09:42 am)

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Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite
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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the &am....(more) (added: Feb 06, 2016 at 11:42 pm)

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Watch as SpaceX Launches a New Ocean Satellite and Attempts a Barge Landing
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We’re on location for today’s SpaceX launch of the Jason-3 ocean monitoring satellite . Afterwards, SpaceX will make their first barge landing attempt in the Pacific Ocean. Join us as we report live from Vandenberg Air Force Base!Read more... (added: Jan 17, 2016 at 02:42 pm)

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Satellite Tracking Rising Seas Launches Successfully
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The Jason-3 mission will use radar to determine the height of the sea as global temperatures increase and will help to predict hurricanes. (added: Jan 18, 2016 at 10:42 am)

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U.S. urges U.N. to act firmly against North Korea for satellite plans
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The international community must respond swiftly to North Korea's plans to launch a satellite within coming the days and impose new sanctions against Pyongyang, the State Department said on Tuesday. "The U.N. Security Council has a role to play by holding it (Pyongyang) accounta....(more) (added: Feb 02, 2016 at 11:42 am)

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The truth about satellite measurements and global warming (Hint: Ted Cruz has it wrong)
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This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In December, GOP senator, presidential hopeful, and outrageous science denier Ted Cruz held a Senate panel about climate change that could charitably be called a farce. He empaneled a series of people who ranged from lukewarmers (believin....(more) (added: Jan 16, 2016 at 07:42 am)

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India to build satellite tracking station in Vietnam that offers eye on China
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By Sanjeev Miglani and Greg Torode NEW DELHI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - India will set up a satellite tracking and imaging center in southern Vietnam that will give Hanoi access to pictures from Indian earth observation satellite s that cover the region, including China and the....(more) (added: Jan 24, 2016 at 09:42 pm)

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Winter Storm Views from Space: See the Latest Satellite Images
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NASA and NOAA have their satellite eyes on the powerful winter storm bearing down on the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East Coast this weekend, with the latest views showing the storm's growth and progress through the afternoon. (added: Jan 22, 2016 at 09:42 pm)

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China says extremely concerned by North Korea satellite launch plan
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China is extremely concerned by reports that North Korea plans to launch a satellite , the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the remarks at a regular briefing, adding that China called on North Korea to exercise restraint. Japan has placed its military on al....(more) (added: Feb 03, 2016 at 12:42 am)

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SpaceX to Launch Jason-3 Satellite, Try Rocket Landing Today: Watch Live
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The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch an ocean-measuring satellite for NASA today (Jan. 17), and then attempt to land a rocket on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean, and you can watch the flight live online. (added: Jan 17, 2016 at 05:42 am)

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