Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space

World / Science & Health Mar 28, 2020

Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in space

Venezuela's only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped nation. The Chinese-built satellite was launched among much fanfare in 2008 under the watch of former President Hugo Chavez, who said the 6-ton machine would help ...

Asia Pacific Mar 17, 2020

New Chinese rocket fails on maiden launch

A new Chinese medium-lift rocket, part of a family of launch vehicles meant to support most of China's launch missions in future, failed on its debut flight, the official news agency Xinhua reported. The Long March 7A, a variant of the Long March 7, blasted ...

Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

National Feb 10, 2020

Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

Japan has put a new spy satellite into orbit that is expected to help the government capture images of North Korean missile sites. The spy satellite was lofted into orbit by an H-IIA rocket launched at 10:34 a.m. Sunday from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima ...