Space

People watch a television screen showing a live footage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching with South Korea's first lunar orbiter Danuri onboard from Cape Canaveral in Florida, at a railway station in Seoul on August 5, 2022. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

South Korea’s first lunar orbiter launched by SpaceX

South Korea's first lunar orbiter successfully launched on a year-long mission to observe the Moon, Seoul said Friday, with the payload including a new disruption-tolerant network
2 years ago
Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr. Halilu Shaba Ahmad (left); NASRDA Legal Adviser, Mr A. Isah and Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) at the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NASRDA and Olisa Agbokoba Legal.

Space policy implementation, not on track, says Agbakoba

The 25-year roadmap for the implementation of the National Space Policy (NSP) as envisioned by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is currently
2 years ago
Russian actress Yulia Peresild spent 12 days on the International Space Station shooting scenes for the first movie in orbit. Photo/Andrey SHELEPIN Russian Space Agency Roscosmos/AFP

Russian crew return to Earth after filming first movie in space

A Russian actress and a film director returned to Earth Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS)
3 years ago
Fire and exhaust from the 32 rocket engine nozzles power a Soyuz-2.1b launcher off the ground at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: Roscosmos

Russian rocket launches 34 new UK satellites

A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted into space carrying 34 new satellites from British operator Oneweb, which aims to provide broadband internet everywhere in the world.
3 years ago
This NASA photo released on June 10, 2020 shows an orbital nighttime view from the International Space Station as it orbited above the Indian Ocean with the "aurora australis" and a starry sky with Russia's Progress 74 resupply ship in the foreground on June 7, 2020. (Photo by Handout / NASA / AFP)

Russia accuses ‘aggressive’ US of starting arms race in space

Russia on Friday said the new space strategy unveiled by the US this week was "aggressive," accusing Washington of seeing space as a place to wage war.
4 years ago
Chinaís President Xi Jinping arrives during the second plenary session of the National Peopleís Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 25, 2020. (Photo by Noel Celis / AFP)

China space programme targets July launch for Mars mission

China is targeting a July launch for its ambitious plans for a Mars mission which will include landing a remote-controlled robot on the surface of the red planet
4 years ago
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