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Mars had the ingredients needed for life

Mars had the ingredients needed for life

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A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth's neighbor may have harbored life. But National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists emphasized there could be non-biological explanations for…
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2 sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth’s water

2 sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water

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A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth. "Three, two, one, liftoff!" said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:47pm Pacific…
China unveils biggest civilian drone for couriers

China unveils biggest civilian drone for couriers

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Engineers at Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology, a part of Beihang University in Beijing, are designing a drone that will be able to fly 1,500 kilometres carrying 1 metric ton of cargo. They plan to finalise their design before year’s end and construct a prototype in 2019 for test flights scheduled to start in 2020.…
SpaceX launches Bangabandhu-1 with most powerful Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX launches Bangabandhu-1 with most powerful Falcon 9 rocket

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SpaceX on Friday, May 11, blasted off its newest and most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, known as the Block 5, carrying the first communications satellite for Bangladesh called Bangabandhu Satellite-1, and marking a leap forward in re-usability for the California-based aerospace company. The main goal for the maiden mission of Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket…
Bangabandhu-1 on its way to orbit

Bangabandhu-1 on its way to orbit

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The nation's dream satellite, Bangabandhu-1, is now on its way to orbit after its perfect and successful launching last night, making Bangladesh's debut in the global space society. The historic event took place at 2:14am Bangladesh time today when the country's first geostationary communication satellite started its voyage towards orbit from the Kennedy Space Centre…