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Galileo satellites not on right orbit—Arianespace

This photo provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), shows the medium-lift VS07 Soyuz rocket lifting off from its launching pad in Kourou, French Guiana, Friday Aug. 22, 2014. The European Space Agency says two satellites for its new global navigation system have been lifted into orbit aboard a modified Soyuz rocket. Friday's launch from Kourou, French Guiana, had been delayed by a day due to bad weather. Once the two satellites are fully deployed, ESA will have six of the 30 planned satellites in orbit for its Galileo system. (AP Photo/P Baudon, European Space Agency)

Two European Galileo satellites launched by a Russian-built rocket on Friday from French Guiana have not reached their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Business at satellite speed

Philippine satellite Agila 2, which Mabuhay Satellite Communications Inc. (MSC), a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., sold to Bermuda-based Asia Broadcast Satellite Holdings Ltd. (ABS) in January 2009.  PHOTO FROM MABUHAYSAT.COM

The private sector must now take the lead in restoring the Philippines’ presence in space.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

US space entrepreneur accused of aiding Iran

U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, at the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan (AP Photo).

WASHINGTON — Growing up in a provincial town in Iran, Nader Modanlo was fascinated by the flickering TV images of astronauts walking on the moon. As a teenager, he came to the United States, where he earned degrees in aerospace engineering, became a U.S. citizen and co-founded a pioneering satellite telecommunications company that at one [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Iran launches homemade satellite into orbit

Like a kid in a candy store.  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, at the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, which is under International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, monitoring (AP Photo).

Iran has launched a satellite into the earth’s orbit, state television reported, in a feat that is likely to raise concerns among those who fear Iran’s intentions and nuclear development program.

Posted: June 16th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

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