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OSIRIS-REx Mission Milestones

July 1, 2019           |                                       

This is an excerpt from the Arizona Public Media documentary OSIRIS-REx Countdown to Launch. OSIRIS-REx is the University of Arizona led mission to asteroid Bennu, set to return to earth in 2023 with a collected sample. This is a look back at some of the highlights and milestones from this decade long mission. Currently, a […]

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U.S. Believes Russia Conducting Low-Level Nuclear Tests

May 29, 2019           |                                       

With no evidence to support the allegations, US DIA officials are accusing Russia of potentially having the capability of violating the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Russia ratified this treaty in 2000, and the US has never done so. There is a global system that would immediately detect a nuclear test, which led Russian MP […]

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US General Accuses North Korea of Nuclear and Missile ‘Activity’

March 27, 2019           |                                       

Short on evidence but with a rich wealth of rhetoric, US Gen. Robert Abrams condemned North Korea during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, accusing them of “nuclear and missile activity” that is “inconsistent with denuclearization.” The general provided no evidence for any of that, of course, and seemed to be relying on dubious allegations […]

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U.S. Assails Iranian Space Program After Reports Of Second Failed Launch

February 7, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — The United States has again accused Iran of developing and testing ballistic missiles in “defiance of the international community” after reports of a second failed space launch by Tehran in less than a month. In a statement late on February 7, the State Department asserted that space launch vehicles “use technologies that are […]

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Imagery Suggests Second Launch Attempt Of Iranian Satellite

February 6, 2019           |                                       

Two satellite imagery companies have released photos that suggest Iran has attempted a second launch of a satellite after the failure of another blast in January. The images released early on February 7 show a rocket at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran’s Semnan Province on February 5. Images from the next day show […]

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Fire At Iran Space Center Kills Three Scientists

February 3, 2019           |                                       

A fire at the Iranian Space Research Center has killed three scientists, a top Iranian official has announced. Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi on February 3 said the scientists died as a result “of a fire in one of the buildings of the Space Research Center.” He did not provide further information about the […]

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Soyuz Rocket 'Anomaly' To Delay U.S. Satellite Launch

January 31, 2019           |                                       

The launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket set to carry satellites into space for a U.S startup has been delayed after an “anomaly” was discovered on the spacecraft, the company says. “It’s true, there is an anomaly on the rocket which will cause us to push out the launch. Our satellites are ready to go! […]

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<!– –> Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY, left) and Ihlan Omar (D-MN, right) are among 24 freshman members of congress to set up controversial leadership PACs. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) As new members of Congress start the business of legislating, many of the freshmen have started to look to advance their careers with the creation of […]

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Iranian Leader Vows To Launch Satellites, Defying U.S. Warnings

January 10, 2019           |                                       

Iran soon will put two satellites into orbit using domestically made rockets, President Hassan Rohani has said, despite U.S. concerns that the launches could help further develop the country’s ballistic missiles. “Soon, in the coming weeks, we will send two satellites into space using our domestically-made rockets,” Rohani said on January 10 during a commemoration […]

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U.S. Warns Iran Against ‘Provocative’ Space Vehicle Launches

January 3, 2019           |                                       

The United States has warned Iran not to proceed with “provocative” plans to launch three space vehicles, claiming they are “virtually identical” to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles and would violate a UN resolution. “The United States will not stand by and watch the Iranian regime’s destructive policies place international stability and security at risk,” Secretary of […]

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Ceasefire in Hodeidah Brings Long-Awaited Glimmer of Hope to Millions in Yemen

December 13, 2018           |                                       

WASHINGTON – Responding to news that the warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a ceasefire for the port city of Hodeidah, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Research said: “Today’s announcement of a ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah brings hope to millions of civilians who are heavily dependent on the port for access […]

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Soyuz Blasts Off On First Manned Mission Since October Failure

December 3, 2018           |                                       

A Russian Soyuz rocket has lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying a Canadian and American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station (ISS). The December 3 launch was the first manned Soyuz rocket to blast off since an aborted launch in October. The Soyuz rocket is carrying Roscosmos’s Oleg […]

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Trio Prepares For First Soyuz Manned Launch Since October Accident

December 2, 2018           |                                       

One Russian cosmonaut and two astronauts from the United States and Canada are set to board the first manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) since an aborted launch in October. A Soyuz rocket carrying Roscosmos’s Oleg Kononenko, NASA’s Anne McClain, and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency was scheduled to launch from […]

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Russian Priest Blesses Soyuz MS-11 Spacecraft

December 2, 2018           |                                       

A Russian Orthodox Church priest blessed the Soyuz MS-11 rocket at the Russian-rented Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan on December 2. The spacecraft is set to carry a Russian-U.S.-Canadian crew to the International Space Station on December 3. The previous launch on October 11 was marred by a booster failure soon after liftoff.

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Russia's Security Agency Pulls Ambitious Satellite Internet Venture Back To Earth

November 18, 2018           |                                       

It’s been a bright spot for Russia’s wobbly space industry: A contract, estimated at $1 billion, to launch 21 Soyuz rockets over the next two years carrying “micro-satellites” — part of a U.S.-based company’s plans to offer broadband Internet access over remote territories of the globe, including parts of Siberia. For the company, OneWeb, the […]

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