December 2013

China-Brazil satellite launch fails, likely fell back to Earth

December 11th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

A Chinese-Brazilian satellite launched by China on Monday failed to reached its planned orbit and likely fell back to Earth, Brazil's Ministry of Science said. The satellite was the fourth in a series designed to monitor land use in Brazil, including forest cover in the Amazon basin. Brazil's space program [...]

November 2013

Dream Chaser has rough landing in test flight, but firm hails ‘successful day’ for space plane

November 7th, 2013|Categories: News, Video|Tags: , , , , |

For the would-be spaceship named the Dream Chaser, everything on the first flight of a prototype went perfectly — until the craft touched down, toppled on its side, skidded off the runway and wound up in the sand of the Mojave Desert. The unmanned test flight, conducted in [...]