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Japan readies itself for Pyongyang’s rocket launch

April 5, 2009
Japan readies itself for Pyongyang’s rocket launch

The Japanese government has readied itself ahead of Pyongyang’s imminent launch of a communications satellite, with the Self-Defense Forces poised to shoot down the launch vehicle if it is seen falling toward Japan’s territory. Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers guard Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles (behind them) at JGSDF Araya base in Akita, northern [...]

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North Korea launch violates UN resolutions: official

April 1, 2009
North Korea launch violates UN resolutions: official

This DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite image taken on March 29, 2009 shows the North Korea rocket launch facility in Musudan Ri, North Korea. North Korea’s planned rocket launch in the next week would violate UN resolutions even if it tried to put a satellite into space, officials in South Korea and Japan said on Wednesday. The [...]

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U.S. space shuttle Discovery lifts off, delivering solar array wings to ISS

March 16, 2009
U.S. space shuttle Discovery lifts off, delivering solar array wings to ISS

The U.S. space shuttle Discovery lifted off on Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission of delivering the International Space Station’s (ISS) fourth and final set of solar array wings, completing the station’s truss, or backbone. Space shuttle Discovery astronauts (L-R) Koichi Wakata of Japan, John Phillips, Richard Arnold, Steve Swanson, Joseph Acaba, Pilot [...]

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NASA’s global warming satellite fails at launch, crashes in ocean near Antarctica

February 25, 2009
NASA’s global warming satellite fails at launch, crashes in ocean near Antarctica

A rocket carrying a NASA satellite designed to study global warming from space crashed in the ocean near Antarctica after a failed launch early Tuesday. This NASA video image shows NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory and its Taurus booster as it lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)The Taurus XL rocket carrying [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...