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Japanese space rocket crashes & explodes seconds after launch (VIDEO)

The launch of privately developed Japanese sounding rocket MOMO-2 resulted in a catastrophic failure, as the spacecraft crashed back to Earth after only a few seconds in flight. The rocket exploded, damaging the ground facilities. The MOMO rocket family is developed by a private startup company with the ambitious name ‘Interstellar Technologies.’ The rocket was launched from Taiki, Hokkaido prefecture ...

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‘Oh sh*t, fire on ship!’ Dramatic moment rocket misfires on German frigate, sparking blaze (VIDEO)

A German Navy frigate has found itself in an awkward and dangerous emergency, when its missile misfired and caught fire right over the vessel’s deck. The dramatic footage of the close-call moment was caught on film. ‘Sachsen’, one of the newest guided-missile frigates in Germany’s Navy, had been traversing waters off Norway’s coast with the submarine-hunting frigate ‘Luebeck’, taking part ...

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'Ten times cheaper': Russian space company testing iodine rocket engine

Russian spacecraft manufacturer Energia is developing an electric propulsion rocket engine which runs on ‘pure’ iodine. The new thruster can make rockets smaller, lighter and cheaper. Engineers have patented a method of using iodine for electric-powered spacecraft propulsion, the Energia Space and Rocket Corporation said on Thursday. The company, based in the Moscow region, is the nation’s main builder of ...

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New Tesla Roadster could have rocket engines option – Musk

Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire owner of SpaceX and Tesla, can’t seem to resist the urge to slap rocket engines on things. He has now hinted at attaching them to the new car he’s building, and nobody can tell if it’s a joke. In a tweet, Musk has described a “SpaceX option” for the new Tesla Roadster. It will supposedly ...

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Israel strikes ‘10 terror sites’ in retaliation against rocket fire from Gaza

Israeli Air Force jets have launched a series of strikes on Gaza, allegedly destroying several of Hamas’ arms depots and manufacturing facilities, in response to projectiles fired against Israel and other “terrorist activities.” “Moments ago, IAF fighter jets targeted 10 terror sites in three military compounds belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in ...

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High ambitions: China launches first commercial space rocket

Space startup OneSpace said it launched a 9-meter-tall OS-X rocket, becoming the first Chinese private firm to launch its own craft into space. The launch is seen as a crucial milestone for the nation’s commercial space delivery. The mission is reportedly aimed at collecting data for the research project OneSpace and is jointly being developed with the state-run Aviation Industry ...

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Israel’s Mossad accused of assassinating Palestinian ‘rocket scientist’ in Malaysia

The family of a Palestinian lecturer, allegedly linked to a Hamas drone and rocket program, has accused Mossad of his murder in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian authorities have also hinted at potential involvement of foreign intelligence. The Palestinian, identified as Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, was assassinated in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Two suspects had awaited the victim for some ...

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Revenue from US sales used to develop cutting-edge rocket engines, says Russian weapons chief

The Russian deputy PM responsible for the defense industry has said that a ban on rocket-engine sales to the US is undesirable because it provides funds to Moscow for R&D, but such sanctions would be manageable if they’re imposed. Read more “You know this engine that we are supplying to the United States, the NK-33. We have made a decision ...

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Russia to suspend nuclear, rocket cooperation with America, ban US tobacco & alcohol – draft law

Russian lawmakers have drafted a bill suspending cooperation with US companies in the nuclear, missile and aircraft-building spheres, as well as introducing restrictions on imports of alcohol and tobacco produced in the US. “The bill is about alcohol and tobacco products and about ceasing or suspending international cooperation in the nuclear sphere, rocket engine building and aircraft building between Russian ...

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Musk promises 1st ‘up-and-down flight’ for SpaceX Mars rocket next year

While admitting that his timelines often turn out to be way too “optimistic,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has claimed his company will conduct the first test flight of its giant Mars rocket early next year. “We are building the first ship, the first Mars or interplanetary ship, right now,” Musk told the South by Southwest convention in Austin, Texas on ...

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