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Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite
Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite

Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said.

Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite
Japan loses track of pricey black hole satellite
Japan loses track of pricey black hole satellite

Dozens of space scientists are desperately scouring the skies after losing track of a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar Japanese satellite that was sent to study black holes.

Japan loses track of pricey black hole satellite
Igor Burenkov. ©RIA Novosti
Russia launches Proton rocket with British satellite

Russia successfully launched a Proton rocket with a British satellite in the first such launch since an engine failure in May resulted in a Mexican satellite being destroyed.

Russia launches Proton rocket with British satellite
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary
Movement of meltwater around Astana as observed from two satellites

A lot of efforts were made to preserve Astana from flooding. Technology were one way to do that as daily photographs of areas around the Kazakh capital were made to control the situation.

Movement of meltwater around Astana as observed from two satellites
Koktas village on 13.04.15 as photographed from KazEOSat-1
Flooding in Kazakhstan as seen from satellite

Satellite photos of flooding in Karaganda Oblast have been published by Kazakhstani national space company.

Flooding in Kazakhstan as seen from satellite
SpaceX chief Elon Musk eyes Internet satellites: report
SpaceX chief Elon Musk eyes Internet satellites: report

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has reportedly added global Internet access from satellites to his vision of a future alongside sporty electric cars.

SpaceX chief Elon Musk eyes Internet satellites: report
SpaceX chief Musk confirms Internet satellite plan
SpaceX chief Musk confirms Internet satellite plan

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk confirmed that he is working on a web of small, low-cost satellites that could provide wireless Internet around the world.

SpaceX chief Musk confirms Internet satellite plan
Photo © RIA Novosti
Russia to place GLONASS monitoring stations in Kazakhstan

Russia plans to set up two station of the System of Differential Correction and Monitoring (SDCM) for GLONASS in Kazakhstan.

Russia to place GLONASS monitoring stations in Kazakhstan
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan to assemble and test space vehicles starting from 2016

Yousef Al Sheibani, Director of the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), is among those visiting space facilities in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan to assemble and test space vehicles starting from 2016
Galileo satellites not on right orbit: Arianespace
Galileo satellites not on right orbit: Arianespace

Two European Galileo satellites launched by a Russian-built rocket on Friday from French Guiana have not reached their intended orbit.

Galileo satellites not on right orbit: Arianespace
© metkere.com
Satellite images showcase drastic differences between agricultures of Kazakhstan and China

Arable lands account for 11.62% of the China’s territory. To sustain the huge population, all the available arable land is carefully cultivated.

Satellite images showcase drastic differences between agricultures of Kazakhstan and China
China to send orbiter to moon and back
China to send orbiter to moon and back

China will launch its first recoverable moon orbiter later this year in the latest step in its ambitious space programme.

China to send orbiter to moon and back
Progress M-24M. ©Roskosmos
Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said.

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails
NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution
NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution

The US space agency is to launch on Tuesday a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution
Photo courtesy of kazcosmos.gov.kz
Kazakhstan successfully launches KazEOSat-2

Kazakhstan has launched KazEOSat-2, its second medium resolution Earth observation satellite, from Russia.

Kazakhstan successfully launches KazEOSat-2
Google buys satellite imaging firm for $500 mn
Google buys satellite imaging firm for $500 mn

Google announced plans to buy the satellite group Skybox Imaging for $500 million, in a move to improve mapping and other services using geospatial data.

Google buys satellite imaging firm for $500 mn
Preparing Kazakhstan's KazSat-3 communications satellite in Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA News
KazSat-3 satellite reaches its orbital position

KazSat-3 communications satellite assisted by a Proton-M carrier rocket has reached the designated orbital position,.

KazSat-3 satellite reaches its orbital position
US Senate panel budgets $100 mn for non-Russian rocket
US Senate panel budgets $100 mn for non-Russian rocket

A Senate panel set aside $100 million Thursday to develop a US rocket engine as an alternative to Russian equipment currently used to launch military satellites into orbit.

US Senate panel budgets $100 mn for non-Russian rocket
ALOS. Photo courtesy of global.jaxa.jp
New Japan satellite to survey disasters, rain forests

Japan is scheduled to launch a new mapping satellite on Saturday that will be used to survey damage from natural disasters and changes affecting rain forests.

New Japan satellite to survey disasters, rain forests
Photo courtesy of afghanistanembassy.org.uk
Afghanistan signs satellite deal to boost booming media

Afghanistan started using its first ever satellite on Saturday in a bid to boost its national broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure as well as its international connectivity.

Afghanistan signs satellite deal to boost booming media