Jan 9, 2017

JAXA to launch small rocket Wednesday to put microsatellite into orbit

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency plans to fire a small three-stage rocket Wednesday that will place a microsatellite in orbit in a test project aimed at promoting Japan’s space business with inexpensive satellite-launching technology. The 9.5-meter SS-520-4 rocket, only one-fifth the length of an ...

North Korea reportedly ready to resume rocket launches

Dec 10, 2015

North Korea reportedly ready to resume rocket launches

North Korea can resume space rocket launches from the first quarter of next year, with satellite images showing a three-year upgrade at its main launch site close to completion, U.S. researchers said Thursday. North Korea insists its space launch program is for scientific use ...

Akita Prefecture carves niche in small-scale rocketry

/ Nov 6, 2015

Akita Prefecture carves niche in small-scale rocketry

A small prototype observation rocket roared skyward from the shore in Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, in March. It was an early step in a program that hopes to produce larger rockets to survey smog, a niche sector with few rivals. Weighing about 17 kg and ...

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon; fire returned

Jul 22, 2014

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon; fire returned

Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since Friday. An Israeli police spokeswoman said there was no immediate ...

Israel agrees to 'humanitarian' pause in Gaza bombardment

Jul 17, 2014

Israel agrees to 'humanitarian' pause in Gaza bombardment

Israel agreed to implement a five-hour “humanitarian” pause in its nine-day-old bombardment of Gaza that has killed more than 200 Palestinians, including four boys struck on a beach Wednesday by shells fired from a navy ship. Israel said it would hold its fire Thursday ...