Sep 28, 2015

India successfully launches first space observatory

India says it has successfully launched its first space observatory and six satellites into orbit. The Indian Space and Research Organization says the observatory, named Astrosat, was launched Monday from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Astrosat will attempt a deeper study ...

Boy, 6, hurt in Tokyo Tower mishap

Sep 18, 2013

Boy, 6, hurt in Tokyo Tower mishap

A 6-year-old boy descending from Tokyo Tower’s upper observatory deck received a hand injury Tuesday after one of the elevator’s windows broke during an emergency stop, the tower operator said. The elevator came to a sudden stop about 200 meters from the ground, shattering ...

Apr 6, 2013

A new era in space observation

The main part of the world's most powerful radio observatory, ALMA — in which Japan has a 30 percent stake — is inaugurated in northern Chile.