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India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lands on Moon

New Delhi, India | TASS |  India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft successfully landed on the lunar surface, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said. According to an ISRO live broadcast, the spacecraft successfully made a soft landing on the Moon’s surface at 6:03 p.m. (3:33 p.m. Moscow time). ISRO CEO Sridhara Somanath …

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Russia launches first lunar station in nearly 50 years

Vladivostok, Russia | Xinhua | Russia successfully launched the Luna-25 lunar station early Friday, embarking on a historic mission to explore the south pole of the Moon. The station, which does not have a return capsule, was launched by a Soyuz-2.1b rocket with a Fregat upper stage from the Vostochny …

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Kenya sends first observation satellite into space

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya on Saturday marked a new milestone in space exploration by launching the first satellite dubbed “Taifa 1” into space after three botched attempts linked to bad weather. Developed by nine Kenyan engineers, the observation satellite blasted off aboard SpaceX’s Falcon-9 full-thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex …

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Ridding space of old satellites and debris

Colorado Springs, United States | AFP | With constellations of thousands of telecommunication mini satellites expected to orbit Earth in the near future, the risk of space-debris collisions will grow. For Nobu Okada, it’s an opportunity. The 46-year-old Japanese entrepreneur founded the start-up Astroscale in Singapore in 2013 with the …

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Battle for space more stealth than Star Wars

Colorado Springs, United States | AFP | At tens of thousands of kilometers above the Earth, a Russian satellite slowly approached the French-Italian satellite Athena-Fidus in October 2017, a move France later denounced as “an act of espionage.” What is less widely known is that just a few days before …

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Saturn’s rings are younger than the planet itself

How old are #Saturn’s rings? Data from @CassiniSaturn suggest they’re younger than the planet, forming 10–100 million years ago when dinosaurs lived on Earth: — NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) January 17, 2019 Washington, United States | AFP |  Saturn’s rings are younger than scientists thought and appeared within the …

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