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January 28, 2013
Japan launches new satellites to boost surveillance
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 27, 2013
Japan Sunday launched two satellites to strengthen its surveillance capabilities, including keeping a closer eye on North Korea which has vowed to stage another nuclear test. One of them was a radar-equipped unit to complete a system of surveillance satellites that will allow Tokyo to monitor any place in the world at least once a day. The other was a demonstration satellite to collect data for research and development. The H-IIA rocket blasted off from the southern island of Tanegashima aro ... read more
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South Korean rocket launch set for Jan 30
South Korea confirmed Thursday that it will make another bid on January 30 to put a satellite in orbit and join an elite club of global space powers that includes China, Japan and India. ... more

Scientists create tractor beam
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Chameleon Star Baffles Astronomers
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The 3D fireworks of a star
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NASA Super-Tiger Balloon Shatters Flight Record
Flying high over Antarctica, a NASA long duration balloon has broken the record for longest flight by a balloon of its size. The record-breaking balloon, carrying the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Eleme ... more
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NASA Officially Joins ESA's 'Dark Universe' Mission
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Wood on the seafloor - an oasis for deep-sea life
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First Ariane 5 For 2013 Ready For Loading
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In the first space launch from the Baikonur space port this year, a Russian carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1a is to orbit six Globalstar-2 communication satellites on February 5, the Federal Space Agency Ro ... more
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