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High-resolution Iranian satellite reaches space from Kazakhstan on board Russian rocket

A high-resolution Iranian-owned satellite has been launched into space from a base in Kazakhstan on board a Russian rocket, amid speculation about its uses. The remote-sensing Khayyam satellite, which Iran has said it wants to use for non-military purposes, was successfully launched on Tuesday, according to footage aired live by Iranian state television. Earlier this […]

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Out-of-control Russian rocket stage reenters Earth’s atmosphere

An out-of-control Russian rocket stage has re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, according to the latest estimate from US Space Command, which has been tracking its descent. The Angara-A5 heavy-lift rocket was launched from the Plesetsk spaceport in Russia’s northwestern Arkhangelsk region on Monday, December 27. The launch was testing a new upper rocket stage, known as […]

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Wreckage of Chinese rocket Long March 5B lands west of Maldives in the Indian Ocean

The debris of China’s rocket launched last month plunged back through the atmosphere, landing west of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. “After monitoring and analysis, at 10:24 on May 9, 2021, the last-stage wreckage of the Long March 5B Yao-2 launch vehicle has re-entered the atmosphere,” the China Manned Space Engineering Office said in […]