Space

Russian scientists wants to hit asteroid with modified ICBMs in 2036

Posted in Space on February 12th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Asteroid Apophis is expected to flypast Earth in 2036 and scientists in Russia are hoping to use the opportunity to launch modified intercontinental ballistic missiles at it to see if they are suitable for destroying near-Earth asteroids.

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By Vitaly V. Kuzmin (Vitalykuzmin.net) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Korean Central Television’s video on the launch of Kwangmyongsong-4

Posted in Space on February 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Video of North Korea’s rocket launch on Feb. 7

Posted in Space on February 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

North Korea launches rocket, Japan says it split into five parts

Posted in Space on February 7th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

North Korea launched its rocket carrying a satellite today and Japanese officials said the rocket split into 5 parts.

North Korean Unha-3 rocket at launch pad
By Sungwon Baik / VOA (North Korea Rocket Launch – Photo Galleries) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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North Korea preparing to launch satellite

Posted in Space on February 6th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Commercial satellite imagery shows North Korea is busy stocking up the Fuel/Oxidizer storage bunkers at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station this week.

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