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# orbit - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Ireland condemns North Korea's launch of rocket into space

The launch violated multiple UN resolutions.

# orbit - Thursday 30 October, 2014

They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians

Fingers are being pointed at the 1960s era Russian rocket used by Orbital Sciences.

# orbit - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Turns out Earth survived near-miss from a solar storm back in 2012

Modern civilization could have been “knocked back to the 18th century.”

# orbit - Thursday 3 April, 2014

ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today

The Sentinel-1A satellite is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day and night radar imaging satellite which will be used for land and ocean services.

# orbit - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

NASA extends life on International Space Station for another four years

Chris Hadfield’s former home will stay in operation until 2024. It was due to be decommissioned in 2020.

# orbit - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Debunked: Does Earth's distance from the Sun cause our seasons?

The thinking that the further away we are the colder it gets isn’t right. In fact, it’s the complete opposite.

# orbit - Friday 1 March, 2013

SpaceX capsule encounters problems in orbit

Three of the capsule’s four thrusters failed to fire up en route to the space station.

# orbit - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Watch the skies: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

NASA has launched a new service that emails people when the International Space Station is visible in the skies over where they live.

# orbit - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Hubble telescope spots fifth moon near Pluto

The irregular-shaped moon is less than 23 km wide, according to NASA. No wonder they never spotted it before now…

# orbit - Friday 29 July, 2011

We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit

Thankfully, this Trojan asteroid poses no danger to the planet.