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Russia’s Norilsk and South African coal town Kriel top SO2 emissions hot spots: NASA data

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Russia’s Norilsk smelter complex and a town in South Africa’s eastern coal mining province have the highest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the world, according to satellite data from U.S. space agency NASA. The NASA-compiled data published on Monday was commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace India and used the space authority’s satellites Read More

WATCH China’s new commercial-use rocket deliver 3 satellites into orbit

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Published time: 17 Aug, 2019 08:23 Edited time: 17 Aug, 2019 23:14 Follow RT on A Chinese carrier rocket designed for commercial use has made its maiden flight, carrying three satellites into orbit. State media released footage of the successful launch. Weighing 23 tons, the new Smart Dragon-1 rocket was developed by a unit of Read More

WATCH China’s new commercial-use rocket delivers 3 satellites into orbit

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Published time: 17 Aug, 2019 08:23 Edited time: 17 Aug, 2019 08:24 Follow RT on A Chinese carrier rocket designed for commercial use has made its maiden flight, carrying three satellites into orbit. State media released footage of the successful launch. Weighing 23 tons, the new Smart Dragon-1 rocket was developed by a unit of Read More

Russian satellites may soon become INVISIBLE from Earth

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Russia’s space agency claims to have found an unconventional way of equipping its satellites with stealth features, effectively making them hard to spot from Earth. A special wrap may be the solution, they say. Roscosmos has invented top-notch technology which involves covering satellites with a unique air-bubble wrap that scatters light, Russian media reported. The Read More

Fire resurges on Greece’s Evia, challenges firefighters

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots. A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop as a wildfire burns in the village of Makrimalli on the Read More

Russia invents self-destroying satellite to solve burgeoning ‘space junk’ problem

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Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has invented a satellite with the ability to destroy itself at the end of its life, offering a solution to the significant problem of space debris. The materials used in the satellite means it would “evaporate” when it is no longer useful, preventing it from adding to the increasing volume of Read More

Russian bombers intercepted by US and Canadian fighter jets near Alaska

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter US and Canadian fighter jets have intercepted a pair of Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defence Command said. Two raptor stealth fighter jets and two Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighters identified and intercepted the long-range, nuclear-capable Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers north of Read More

China’s leading private space startup to ramp up missions after historic launch

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China’s first privately-owned firm to put a satellite into orbit has announced plans to launch up to eight rockets next year, set to deliver satellites and other payloads into space. Ambitious Beijing-based startup i-Space made headlines last week after launching an ultra-lightweight carrier rocket with a payload into orbit. The first successful commercial orbital mission Read More

Extreme heat dominates headlines, but rollercoaster weather should worry us most – what’s going on?

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As parts of Europe enter a second heatwave this summer and battle wildfires to the drumbeat of weather warnings and climate change alarm, other parts of the world look on in envy as they shiver in their summer shorts. Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have just beaten an all-time heat record. The UK is set Read More

Chinese private space firm makes history with launch of its 1st orbital mission

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Beijing-based private company i-Space launched a carrier rocket with a payload into orbit on Thursday, marking the first successful orbital mission by that country’s commercial space industry. The solid-propellant rocket, named SQX-1 Y1, the largest and most powerful spacecraft built by the space company, lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at Read More