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China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries
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China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries

Hua Chunying said Beijing was being treated unfairly, the American media romanticises their launches and space debris free falls.

Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week
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Debris from China's Long March 5B rocket is hurtling towards Earth, expected to crash next week

It could land anywhere from New York, Madrid and Beijing and as far south as southern Chile and Wellington, New Zealand.

ISRO's SSLV rocket's first stage solid motor fails its static test pushing back launch timeline
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ISRO's SSLV rocket's first stage solid motor fails its static test pushing back launch timeline

Asked how long it may take for ISRO to complete the two static tests, an official said: "Maybe six months".

India's satellite man: Everything you need to know about Udupi Ramachandra Rao
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India's satellite man: Everything you need to know about Udupi Ramachandra Rao

Rao was instrumental in the development of the ASLV, the PSLV, GSLV rocket and encouraged work to begin on cryogenic technology.

Hits and misses: Will all the risks SpaceX is taking to test its Starship rocket pay off?
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Hits and misses: Will all the risks SpaceX is taking to test its Starship rocket pay off?

Starship can carry some 100 tons of material into space, with SpaceX calling it "the world's most powerful launch vehicle ever developed.

ISRO has 14 missions lined up for this year, including Gaganyaan announced K Sivan
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ISRO has 14 missions lined up for this year, including Gaganyaan announced K Sivan

There will be seven launch vehicle missions and six satellite missions, as well as our first unmanned mission by the end of the year.

SpaceX Starship SN9 prototype explodes on landing again: Here’s all you need to know
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SpaceX Starship SN9 prototype explodes on landing again: Here’s all you need to know

The Starship rocket needs to master its landing as this is the second time that it has exploded with the first time happening last year, in December.

SpaceX, NASA to launch space station Crew-2 mission with four astronauts on 20 April
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SpaceX, NASA to launch space station Crew-2 mission with four astronauts on 20 April

The mission will be the first time that two international partner crew members are flying together, NASA said.

Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission
India

Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission

FM says four Indians are in Russia undergoing astronaut training as part of the joint partnership between ISRO and Roscosmos.

Maine-based bluShift aerospace successfully launches prototype rocket in test flight
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Maine-based bluShift aerospace successfully launches prototype rocket in test flight

The company is among dozens working on affordable ways to launch nano satellites.

After first test was cut short, NASA considers firing up its moon rocket again
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After first test was cut short, NASA considers firing up its moon rocket again

All four engines fired for barely a minute, rather than the intended eight minutes, on the test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

ISRO to develop green propulsion to use in Gaganyaan and other rockets as well
India

ISRO to develop green propulsion to use in Gaganyaan and other rockets as well

The Indian space agency had planned to launch its maiden human space flight mission 'Gaganyaan' by December 2021 but will be delayed due to COVID-19.

Virgin Galactic rocket lands safely after its test flight abruptly ended due to a motor failure
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Virgin Galactic rocket lands safely after its test flight abruptly ended due to a motor failure

The spaceship was crewed by two pilots. There was payload belonging to NASA on board but no passengers.

Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s
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Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s

Astronomers using the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona first detected the object, saying it could be a possible mini-moon and named it 2020 SO.

China’s first reusable spacecraft landed on Sunday after spending two days in orbit
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China’s first reusable spacecraft landed on Sunday after spending two days in orbit

China's space program is run by the military and is secretive and its state media have yet to publish any photos.

After being pushed back a few time, ESA's Vega rocket launched from French Guiana
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After being pushed back a few time, ESA's Vega rocket launched from French Guiana

The Vega rocket's last mission in July 2019 failed around two minutes after take-off because of an apparent structural failure that caused the launcher to split in two.

China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission: Science objectives, instruments on the first-of-its-kind tech demo to the Red Planet
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China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission: Science objectives, instruments on the first-of-its-kind tech demo to the Red Planet

If successful,Tianwen-1 will be signified as a major technical breakthrough in interplanetary mission technology.

Successful liftoff of China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission met with celebration, suspicion on Twitter
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Successful liftoff of China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission met with celebration, suspicion on Twitter

The lander and rover will perform a soft landing on Utopia Planitia, around two to three months after it arrives to Mars.

China launches first Tianwen-1 orbiter-lander-rover mission to Mars today; CNSA yet to confirm success
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China launches first Tianwen-1 orbiter-lander-rover mission to Mars today; CNSA yet to confirm success

The launch is an open secret, with CNSA not particularly hiding the relevant information but not being very forthcoming with it either.

ISRO, SpaceX similar because they deliver efficient performance says former chief Madhavan Nair
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ISRO, SpaceX similar because they deliver efficient performance says former chief Madhavan Nair

India had undertaken planetary missions to the Moon and Mars on a shoestring budget of around USD one billion compared to China's USD three billion and USD 25 billion of USA.