Japan successfully launched its latest rocket on Friday, carrying a hi-tech satellite to monitor global rainfall and help meteorologists forecast big storms, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
The United Nations has activated a constellation of satellites to help relief operations in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, an official said on Thursday.
Japan launched a new rocket Saturday that it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of sending satellites into space.
The Bicol Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Tuesday heightened its alert status as part of precautionary measures for the third launch of a South Korean satellite on Thursday morning.
A decommissioned NASA satellite, the biggest piece of US space junk to fall in 30 years, has crash-landed but the precise location is not yet known, the US space agency said early Saturday.