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Russia launches 73 satellites into orbit

1 year, 3 months ago
An imaging satellite and 72 micro-satellites were launched into orbit Friday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russia space agency Roscosmos and research centre Glavcosmos announced. The Soyuz 2-1A rocket successfully…

Earth’s days getting longer, slower: study

1 year, 10 months ago
PARIS: Earth's days are getting longer but you're not likely to notice any time soon -- it would take about 3.3 million years to gain just one minute, according to a study published on Wednesday. Over the past 27 centuries, the average…

Europe’s comet orbiter back after ‘dramatic’ silence

2 years, 4 months ago
PARIS: Europe's trailblazing spacecraft Rosetta has resumed its mission to probe a comet hurtling through the Solar System after a "dramatic weekend" in which contact was lost for nearly 24 hours, mission control said Thursday.

India triumphs in maiden Mars mission

4 years, 23 days ago
NEW DELHI: India's low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered the red planet's orbit on Wednesday, crowning India as the first country to complete the trip at its maiden attempt.