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January 12, 2018 4:59 PM 'Big Brother' spacecraft launches: World's first full-colour satellite is capable of capturing high-definition videos of individual people from orbit

A British satellite could provide a full colour, high-definition video of our planet from space, even picking up objects as small as 26 inches (65cm) big on the ground. The 'Big Brother' video satellite, which is currently still a prototype can capture videos of individual people from orbit in high definition. It was one of 31 payloads sent up in the Indian 11

January 9, 2018 6:51 AM Google Maps captures crude message hidden in the grounds of a local high school

A seemingly innocent satellite image of school grounds has sent social media into a frenzy after it revealed a crude message. The image found on Google Maps shows the new waterfront of Bunbury Senior High School in Bunbury, 200kms south of Perth. But it also displays what appears to be a prank left by school leavers over the summer school holidays 5

January 9, 2018 3:05 AM U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit -officials

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday. The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corp, failed to separate from the second

January 8, 2018 2:33 AM SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission

SpaceX on Sunday blasted off a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature -- and the agency behind it -- remains a mystery. "Three, two, one, ignition and liftoff," said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched under cover of darkness from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 8:00 pm (0100 GMT Monday). The launch was initially 3

January 7, 2018 11:00 AM Sky TV: MAJOR new feature could be coming to customers THIS YEAR

Sky has announced a new feature could be coming to its customers this year. The satellite broadcaster announced plans that will mean customers will be able to access its TV and streaming services without installing a dish on their properties. This means subscribers to Sky's various services will be able to enjoy a massive amount of TV and film content 12

January 3, 2018 10:23 AM Nasa's asteroid hunter captures Earth-Moon duo in a breathtaking shot

The image was taken from a distance of about 5 million kilometres. Nasa's Osiris-Rex, the famous spacecraft hurtling towards a distant asteroid, has taken a breathtaking shot of Earth and its Moon – the duo sitting together in the darkness of the cosmos. The spacecraft, which has been launched to survey, map, and retrieve samples of asteroid Bennu, is flying 12

December 28, 2017 3:05 PM Russia loses £33m satellite over programming error

An embarrassing programming error caused Russia to lose a satellite which its space agency attempted to launch in November. Meteor-M was launched on 28 November, but the Russian space agency Roscosmos quickly announced that it failed to establish communications with the craft. Roscosmos later stated that the satellite failed to enter into its designated 13

December 28, 2017 1:54 AM Russia lost its satellite after it was set to launch from wrong cosmodrome

Russian space agency Roscosmos also admitted to losing contact with an Angolan telecoms satellite. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin has admitted that a 2.6bn-rouble ($45m) satellite launched was lost following a programming mistake. Roscosmos, a Russian space agency, said it had lost contact with the newly launched weather satellite, called 12

December 27, 2017 11:02 PM Russia admits $45m satellite launch failed because programmers put in co-ordinates for the WRONG launch site

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday the failed launch of a 2.6 billion-rouble ($44.95 million) satellite last month was due to an embarrassing programming error. Russian space agency Roscosmos said last month it had lost contact with the newly-launched weather satellite - the Meteor-M - after it blasted off from Russia's new Vostochny 12

December 15, 2017 1:36 PM Sky Sports subscribers will get BT Sport channels under new deal

Sky and BT have announced a deal that will allow the rival broadcasters to sell their channels on each others' platforms. Under the terms of the agreement, BT will wholesale its BT Sport channels to Sky, allowing the firm to sell them directly to Sky satellite customers. This will mean BT's live UEFA Champions League and Premier League football being 11