Spurred on by uproar over satellites, Iran relaunches manned space program

Sep 15, 2017

Spurred on by uproar over satellites, Iran relaunches manned space program

Iran's on-off space program has received a boost from Washington's irritation at a recent satellite launch by the middle eastern nation, with Tehran dusting off plans for a manned mission, perhaps with Moscow's assistance. "Ten skilled pilots are currently undergoing difficult and intensive training so ...

Trump bars Chinese equity firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

Sep 14, 2017

Trump bars Chinese equity firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S. chipmaker, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners' planned $1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice ...

SpaceX Falcon rocket launches supersecret U.S. Air Force's mini-shuttle

Sep 8, 2017

SpaceX Falcon rocket launches supersecret U.S. Air Force's mini-shuttle

SpaceX launched the U.S. Air Force's supersecret space shuttle Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit. As schools and businesses boarded up for Hurricane Irma, the unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It is the fifth flight for one ...