JAXA postpones launch of satellite due to lightning

National / Science & Health Jan 15, 2018

JAXA postpones launch of satellite due to lightning

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said Monday it will postpone the Wednesday launch of its third Epsilon solid-fuel rocket due to expected bad weather. The space agency now aims to launch the three-stage, 26-meter rocket from Uchinoura Space Center in the town of Kimotsuki, ...

Asia Pacific Jun 23, 2017

North Korea reportedly tested possible ICBM rocket engine

North Korea on Wednesday conducted another test of a rocket engine that could potentially be used on a future intercontinental ballistic missile, Fox News reported Thursday, quoting two U.S. officials. A similar report was also carried by Reuters, quoting a U.S. official as saying the ...

China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

World Nov 4, 2016

China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

China has launched its new Long March-5 heavy rocket, state media said, sending its payload into orbit in the country's latest step in advancing its space exploration program. The launch comes after China began its longest manned space mission last month, sending two astronauts to ...

Weather forecloses on SpaceX rocket launch, landing test

World Apr 14, 2015

Weather forecloses on SpaceX rocket launch, landing test

The launch of an unmanned SpaceX rocket — and an innovative attempt to land it on an ocean barge — were postponed on Monday due to poor weather at the Florida launch site, officials said. The rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for the ...