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Apr 22, 2016 05:04 AM ET
As space travel slowly becomes a thing, regulations may need to be updated to sort out who can fly what where.
Apr 21, 2016 03:45 PM ET // Eric Niiler
Astronomers are developing a ground-based technique to spy the light glinting off orbiting satellites, dead spacecraft, cubesats and space junk to help safeguard low-Earth orbit.
Mar 29, 2016 08:00 PM ET // Sarah Lewin,
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is struggling to understand exactly what went wrong with its brand-new astronomy satellite, Hitomi, which suffered some sort of malfunction over the weekend and is apparently tumbling in space.
Mar 28, 2016 08:57 AM ET // AFP
The device briefly made contact with ground crews but has since disappeared.
Mar 13, 2016 07:40 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The first mission in a joint European-Russian campaign to look for life on Mars is scheduled for launch on Monday.
Mar 4, 2016 07:45 PM ET // Irene Klotz
SpaceX waited out high winds and worked through a series of technical issues to send its 22nd Falcon 9 rocket soaring into space on Friday to deliver a communications satellites into orbit.
Feb 26, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd,
Tiny satellites could hitch a ride into orbit and spot alien worlds from afar.
Dec 3, 2015 03:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A pioneering satellite is on its way to an orbital perch 930,000 miles away from Earth to test a new technique for detecting elusive ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves.
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