Mar 7, 2017

China to develop new space rockets launched from planes

China will develop rockets that can be launched into space from aircraft, a senior official told the state-run China Daily newspaper, as Beijing aims to send hundreds of satellites into orbit for military, commercial and scientific programs. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology ...

/ Mar 5, 2017

Yakult, JAXA to test probiotics in outer space

Beverage maker Yakult Honsha Co. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will start an experimental project in fiscal 2017 to examine how probiotics work on human health in outer space. Under the project, some crew members of the International Space Station will regularly consume ...

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

/ Feb 16, 2017

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 program. Celebrations erupted among scientists at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as the head of the Indian Space Research Organisation ...

/ Feb 7, 2017

SpaceX targets fastest launch pace with new site

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. better known as SpaceX, plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks, its fastest rate since starting launches in 2010, once a new launch pad is put into service in Florida next week, the company’s president ...