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Japan launches first military communications satellite
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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) (added: Jan 24, 2017 at 01:42 am)

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Atlas V Rocket Launches US Missile-Warning Satellite
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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. (added: Jan 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm)

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New satellite sends back its first images — and they’re stunning
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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) (added: Jan 23, 2017 at 07:42 pm)

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SpaceX Returns to Flight with 10-Satellite Launch, Rocket Landing
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SpaceX launched 10 satellites to orbit today (Jan. 14) in a rousing return-to-flight mission that also included a rocket landing on a ship at sea. (added: Jan 14, 2017 at 01:42 pm)

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WATCH LIVE NOW! US Air Force Launches SBIRS GEO-3 Missile Warning Satellite
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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)

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ULA’s Atlas V rocket launch of an infrared surveillance satellite delayed to Friday
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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) (added: Jan 19, 2017 at 08:42 pm)

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Launch Photos: SBIRS Geo-3 Missile-Warning Satellite Lifts Off
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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)

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Japan's Small Experimental Rocket Fails to Launch Tiny Satellite
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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)

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Satellite's 1st Views of Earth (and Moon) Are Jaw-Dropping
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A new weather-tracking satellite has beamed back its first images of Earth from orbit, and the view is amazing! (added: Jan 24, 2017 at 01:42 am)

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SpaceX Is Back! Falcon 9 Rocket Launches 10 Satellites | Video
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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)

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