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Musk rushes SpaceX in race to make satellite launch window

SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company’s growth. Within hours of landing, Musk had fired at least seven members of the program’s senior management team at the Redmond, Washington, office, the culmination of disagreements over the pace at...

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Chinas' Melting Glaciers Attract Tourists; Climate in Trouble

The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device. More projectiles were tumbling down the hulk of ice that scientists say is one of the world’s fastest melting glaciers.

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India Lobbying SAARC Countries For Satellite-Based Navigations

India has been lobbying the countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to join its advanced navigational satellite program. Of course, Nepal is a part of this. The GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) will be used for better management of air traffic in the Indian Subcontinent.

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Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take 4 ½ days to reach the space station.

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Nepali scientist's New Discovery in NASA: Polar Motion's Mass Change

Surendra Adhikari, a Nepali scientist based on NASA, is currently leading a team at the facility. Using observational and model-based data, Surendra and his team have identified three broadly-categorized processes responsible for the Earth's spin axis drift. Contemporary mass loss primarily in Greenland, glacial rebound, and mantle convection are the three processes that are shown in the study.