China launches final satellite in GPS-like Beidou system

Asia Pacific Jun 23, 2020

China launches final satellite in GPS-like Beidou system

China on Tuesday launched the final satellite in its Beidou constellation that emulates the U.S. Global Positioning System, marking a further step in the country's advance as a major space power. The launch of the satellite onboard a Long March-3 rocket was broadcast live from ...

For Russia, SpaceX success is 'wakeup call'

World May 31, 2020

For Russia, SpaceX success is 'wakeup call'

Russia has lost its long-held monopoly as the only country able to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station following the flawless manned launch by U.S. company SpaceX. The Russian space agency congratulated the United States and Elon Musk's SpaceX on the first crewed flight ...

SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time

World May 24, 2020

SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time

In the beginning, everyone was skeptical. But Elon Musk's SpaceX defied expectations — and on Wednesday hopes to make history by ferrying two NASA astronauts into space, the first crewed flight from U.S. soil in nine long years. US President Donald Trump will be among ...