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Watch Live as Japan All Set to Launch Cargo Mission to ISS

  The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is all set to launch the twice-postponed cargo mission to International Space Station via its H-II Transport Vehicle (HTV)-5 in few hours from now on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 7:50 am ET. Watch it live on NASA TV. JAXA, one of the partners of the ISS mission, is delaying the launch from the ...

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‘Super telescope’ to improve space weather forecasts

To be launched in 2019, the world’s biggest solar telescope based in Hawaii would significantly improve the forecasting of space weather hazards, say researchers from the University of Sheffield in Britain. A consortium of universities, including Sheffield, are building cameras for the ‘super telescope’, Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), on Haleakala mountain in Maui, Hawaii. “The development of this ...

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Bad Weather Behind AirAsia Flight 8501 Crash?

Weather was believed to be a “triggering factor” in the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 into the Java Sea with 162 people on board en route from Indonesia’s Surabaya to Singapore, a met agency said in a report posted on its website on Sunday. “Based on the available data received on the location of the aircraft’s last contact, the weather ...

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Malaysian AirAsia Plane Goes Missing with 162 Aboard a-la MH 370

In a deja-vu within the same year, another Malaysian plane, this time belonging to AirAsia with 162 people aboard has mysteriously disappeared mid-air enroute to Singapore from Indonesia, echoing similar shocking incident when MH370 went missing since March 8. The Malaysian-owned AirAsia aircraft took off at 5.20 a.m. from the Indonesian city Surabaya and was to land at Singapore’s Changi ...

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Not Weather But Valve Dysfunction Delays Orion Launch by 1 Day

A valve malfunction on the Delta IV rocket that was scheduled to lift off carrying NASA’s new Orion spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for an unmanned test flight forced the postponement of the launch. Mission engineers at the Kennedy Space Center detected that a valve was not closing properly and decided they could not repair it in time for the ...

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India vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 Final: Will Rain Play Spoilsport?

As India vs Sri Lanka match in the ICC World T20 Final goes on steam on Sunday evening at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at 6.30 pm IST, weather forecast was not on familiar grounds. According to Weather.com scattered thunderstorms during the evening are likely and clear skies are predicted after midnight. That means, during the match time from 6.30 pm ...

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US: Snow and Snow everywhere, not a single road to drive away

Severe snow storm with hurricane-like wind hit the Northeast of the United States on Saturday, leaving behind 2 to 4 feet of the white layer, especially in New England area. At least three people were killed due to the storm, including  a New York tractor driver whose vehicle edged off the road. More than 650,000 homes and businesses in the ...

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