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New U.S. weather satellite suffers cooling problem

/ May 24, 2018

New U.S. weather satellite suffers cooling problem

America's newest weather satellite, launched less than three months ago, has a serious cooling problem that could affect the quality of its pictures. The trouble is with the GOES-17 satellite's premier instrument for taking images of hurricanes, wildfires, volcanic eruptions and other natural calamities, the ...

China launches first privately designed rocket

/ May 17, 2018

China launches first privately designed rocket

China launched its first privately developed rocket on Thursday, the latest milestone in its ambitious space exploration program. Since coming to office in 2012, President Xi Jinping has made becoming a "space flight superpower" a top priority for the Chinese government, which has a goal ...

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

/ 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 ...