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Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt

Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt

An Ariane 5 rocket put two commercial satellites into orbit after an initial attempt was aborted earlier this month, operator Arianespace said early Saturday.

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

Inmarsat orders new satellite as QA takes its broadband service

Inmarsat orders new satellite as QA takes its broadband service

Britain's Inmarsat said on Friday it had ordered a satellite from Thales Alenia Space to increase capacity on its broadband network as Qatar Airways signed up to use the service to provide in-flight connectivity

Japan launches satellite in bid for super accurate GPS system

Japan launches satellite in bid for super accurate GPS system

Japan successfully launched a satellite Thursday as part of a broader effort to build a homegrown geolocation system that boosts the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

SpaceX successfully lands rocket’s first stage after space launch

SpaceX successfully lands rocket’s first stage after space launch

SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean early Friday after launching a Japanese communications satellite into orbit.

SpaceX to launch Japanese satellite early Friday

SpaceX to launch Japanese satellite early Friday

SpaceX plans to launch early Friday a Japanese communications satellite into a distant orbit before attempting to land the first stage of its Falcon rocket on a floating platform ...

N Korea rocket launch a 'direct violation' of five UN resolutions

N Korea rocket launch a 'direct violation' of five UN resolutions

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday blasted North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket as a blatant breach of five UN resolutions and demanded Pyongyang comply with international law.

North Korea triggers fresh fury with space rocket launch

North Korea triggers fresh fury with space rocket launch

North Korea said it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as a disguised ballistic missile test for a weapons delivery system to strike the US mainland.

China echoes concerns over N Korea rocket launch plans

China echoes concerns over N Korea rocket launch plans

China on Wednesday joined the global chorus of anger and concern over a planned rocket launch by North Korea, while Japan vowed to shoot down any missile that threatened its territory.