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Iran’s Upcoming Simorgh Rocket Launch

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Iran may be attempting a satellite launch this month. While it is always difficult to read the tea leaves when predicting Iran’s space activity, officials announced its new Simorgh launcher would be unveiled and a satellite would be launched soon. Read more >

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Webinar on the Globalization of Space

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The next in our Global Security Technical Webinar Series will be held on Thursday, February 11, at noon Boston time (17:00 UTC) (for corresponding times around the world click here).

Dr. Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA, will be talking about:

“The Globalization of Space: What’s Up?” Read more >

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North Korea Successfully Puts Its Second Satellite in Orbit

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North Korea launched earlier than expected, and successfully placed its second satellite into orbit. Read more >

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North Korea is Launching a Rocket Soon: What Do We Know About It?

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North Korea has announced that it will launch a rocket sometime in the next two weeks to put a satellite in orbit for the second time. What do we know about it, and how worried should we be? Read more >

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Russian Rocket Body Seen as a Streak over Arizona

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A fireball seen in the sky over the western U.S. got a lot of press attention today, with people wondering what it was and whether it was a threat.

The U.S. military, which tracks objects in space, said that it was caused by the reentry into the atmosphere of the empty stage of a Russian SL-4 rocket body, which apparently had been launched a day earlier. Read more >

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