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Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite put in orbit

Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite put in orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket thundered to life and streaked away from the Florida coast on Thursday, carrying Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite towards orbit.

Chinese privately developed rocket fails to reach orbit

Chinese privately developed rocket fails to reach orbit

A privately developed Chinese carrier rocket failed to reach orbit after lifting off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday, in a blow to the country's nascent attempts by private companies ...

'That was a short flight': crew of failed rocket keeps cool

'That was a short flight': crew of failed rocket keeps cool

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin retained an enviable sang-froid Thursday as he realised while travelling at thousands of miles an hour that his spacecraft would have to make an emergency landing.

Putin says Russian rocket did not shoot down MH17

Putin says Russian rocket did not shoot down MH17

The Russian leader said that there is "nothing that inspires confidence" in the international investigation and that "several versions" of what happened exist.

Russia loses contact with satellite after launch from new spaceport

Russia loses contact with satellite after launch from new spaceport

Russia said it had lost contact Tuesday with a weather satellitest hours after it was launched from its Vostochny cosmodrome, in only the second rocket liftoff from the new spaceport.

India sends 31 satellites into space

India sends 31 satellites into space

India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space.

SpaceX makes first US military launch, then lands rocket again

SpaceX makes first US military launch, then lands rocket again

SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive US government satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk.

Two Saudi soldiers killed patrolling Yemen border

Two Saudi soldiers killed patrolling Yemen border

Two Saudi soldiers were killed on Thursday in a rocket attack near the border with war-torn Yemen, the interior ministry said.

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space agency.

Galileo satellites rocket into space

Galileo satellites rocket into space

Four Galileo satellites were sent into orbit on the Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana on Thursday and will soon be detectable by European smartphones.

Israeli tanks fire on Gaza in response to rocket

Israeli tanks fire on Gaza in response to rocket

Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit an open field on Thursday, the second such exchange of fire in two days, officials said.

SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket after launching Japanese satellite

SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket after launching Japanese satellite

SpaceX successfully landed a reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship at sea early Sunday after the vehicle had sent a Japanese communications satellite into orbit.