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  • Musk's SpaceX is downsizing

    Musk’s SpaceX is downsizing

    January 15, 2019 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Musk’s SpaceX is downsizing

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, is looking to lay off around 10 per cent of its workforce in an attempt at better managing costs. This news comes shortly after the company’s...

  • Russian hopes to have a lunar colony established by the year 2040.

    Russia shoots for the Moon

    November 30, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Russia shoots for the Moon

    In a recent statement by the Russian Federal Space Agency, the announcement was made that Russia hopes to have a lunar colony established by the year 2040. A press release was published by Roscomos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, on Wednesday 28...

  • Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

    Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

    August 30, 2018 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

    Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator, providing Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, have announced the official launch of its South Africa-based operations as of 29 August...

  • Scientist expect to pick up as many as 100 quakes during the mission, which should last about two Earth years, or one Martian year. Most o the quakes are expected to be less than 6.0 on the Richter scale.

    NASA to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012

    May 6, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on NASA to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012

    NASA is launching its latest Mars explorer — a robot that will sit on the surface of the Red Planet and measure the world as it quakes and unravel the mystery of how rocky planets like Earth form. The launch is scheduled for on Saturday at 7:05 am Eastern...

  • Married Couple Wanted for Private Mars Voyage in 2018

    April 6, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Married Couple Wanted for Private Mars Voyage in 2018

    A new nonprofit led by the world’s first space tourist is mounting an ambitious plan to launch the first manned mission to Mars in 2018, a voyage that could include an adventurous married crew. The project, led by American millionaire Dennis Tito —...

  • Dragon rising: SpaceX flight takes to the sky

    May 22, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Dragon rising: SpaceX flight takes to the sky

    South African-born Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in the United States on Tuesday, making it the first space launch by a private company in the history of space flight. “Three, two, one...

  • Defence technology spins-off into our daily lives

    October 5, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

    If you think the use of defence technology is limited to those who wield weapons; think again. Did you know that the internet, used daily by almost every inhabitant in the developed world started out as the military’s Arpanet? The handy navigational GPS in...

  • South Africa’s Satellite blasts off into space

    September 18, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa’s Satellite blasts off into space

    South Africa’s Sumbandila Satellite finally blasted off into the earth’s orbit on Thursday evening. The blast-off was accompanied by rousing applause and delight by keen South Africans who had traveled to Baikonur, Kazakhstan to witness the event...

  • Russia and Nigeria to sign Space, Nuclear, Gas agreements

    June 25, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Russia and Nigeria to sign Space, Nuclear, Gas agreements

    President Dmitry Medvedev will oversee the signing of major gas, space and nuclear agreements during his visit to Nigeria, this according to a report in Moscow Times...