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World Jan 15, 2019

Iran says it launched satellite that didn't reach orbit

Iran on Tuesday conducted one of at least two satellite launches it plans despite criticism from the United States, but the satellite failed to reach orbit, an official said. The rocket carrying the Payam satellite failed to reach the "necessary speed" in the third stage ...

Kenya's first satellite released from Japan's Kibo module at ISS

National / Science & Health May 12, 2018

Kenya's first satellite released from Japan's Kibo module at ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released three foreign-made microsatellites, including the first Kenyan-developed satellite, from its Kibo experimental module at the International Space Station on Friday night. The Kenyan satellite, named 1KUNS-PF, was developed by the University of Nairobi. Another, called Irazu, is the first ...

SpaceX gets FCC chief's nod to launch satellite-based broadband network

Business Feb 15, 2018

SpaceX gets FCC chief's nod to launch satellite-based broadband network

Elon Musk's SpaceX, fresh off the successful launch this month of the world's most powerful rocket, won an endorsement on Wednesday from the top U.S. communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the approval of an ...