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December 29, 2018 8:42 AM U.S. OneWeb satellite service has not offered stake to Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow’s concerns 124

December 17, 2018 6:13 PM Bride reads groom letter she wrote to future husband before they ever met

A bride read her husband a letter on their wedding day that she wrote to him years before they ever met. (Lemon Tree Film House) A woman in Australia who recently got married surprised her new husband by reading him a letter she wrote him three years before they met. “It just came to me one day, an idea just formed and I started writing,” 28-year-old 110

December 3, 2018 9:05 PM SpaceX launches biggest U.S. 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites

(Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from California on Monday carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth, which the company called the largest-ever “rideshare” mission by a U.S.-based rocket. The mission, dubbed SSO-A, also marked the third voyage to space for the same Falcon 9 rocket - another milestone for SpaceX’s 106

November 2, 2018 2:47 PM Soyuz rocket failure: Russia blames botched launch on mistake during assembly

A US-Russia mission to the International Space Station hit a snag on Thursday when a Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin malfunctioned during its ascent and the two-person crew made an emergency landing. A Russian space investigation has blamed a damaged sensor for forcing a Soyuz rocket to abort 138

October 24, 2018 8:52 PM FCC to vote to allow U.S. devices to use European navigation system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it will vote in November to allow U.S. devices to access the European global navigation satellite system known as Galileo, a move that could improve the services Americans use. Galileo is a 10-billion-euro ($11.40-billion) satellite program being developed by the European 102

October 19, 2018 9:26 PM Mysterious space object that landed on California ranch identified

California residents were stunned to watch a fireball of space junk shoot across the sky and fall onto a nearby ranch last week. Videos of the bizarre sight quickly spread across social media — with many wondering what the debris was and where exactly it came from. The owner of the ranch near Hanford spotted the big chunk of metal in his walnut orchard 175

October 19, 2018 12:38 PM Paul Allen's Stratolaunch, world's largest airplane, completes key taxi test days after his death

Paul Allen's Stratolaunch, the world's biggest airplane, completed a crucial taxi test just days after the billionaire philanthropist's death. The Microsoft co-founder's humongous plane is scheduled to leap into flight soon — after a few more tests like the most recent one, where it reached 80 miles per hour on a runway in the Mojave Desert. Sadly, Allen 455

September 27, 2018 11:14 AM Jeff Bezos’s Space Startup to Supply Engines for Boeing-Lockheed Rocket Venture

Blue Origin plans to eventually become a major military launch provider itself Blue Origin LLC, the space-transportation company run by Jeff Bezos, has won a contract to provide engines for a potential rival’s next-generation rocket, according to people familiar with the matter, vaulting Mr. Bezos into the lucrative market for Pentagon satellite launches 74

September 9, 2018 9:22 AM France to spend 3.6 billion euros to renew military satellites: defense minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France will invest 3.6 billion euros ($4.2 billion) to renew and upgrade its military satellites to shield its network from potential spying by rivals, its defense minister said on Sunday. “We will install surveillance cameras on our satellites so we will know who is approaching us,” Defence Minister Florence Parly said on French TV station 60

August 29, 2018 6:25 AM Britain starts work on satellite system to rival EU's Galileo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it would start work on an alternative satellite system to the European Union’s Galileo project to ensure its national security if it is barred from equal access to the EU program after Brexit. The British government, which still wants to remain involved in Galileo, said it would spend 92 million pounds ($117 million) 107