SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit
10 April 2021 | 3:11 pm
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches a new batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit, pushing the total launched to date to 1,445. Thousands more are planned as the company continues building out its fleet of broadband relay stations.
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Israeli forces have targeted militants and the Syrian military following a series of rocket strikes into the Golan Heights. It is the most recent bout of violence in the region this year.
The European Space Agency's Juice probe has launched, on an eight-year journey to explore Jupiter's icy moons and the possibility of them harboring, or having once harbored, life.
Germany's largest ethical bank is selling a multimillion-dollar bond to invest in threatened media companies and promote journalistic independence in Eastern Europe. Both press freedom and investors are set to benefit.
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Russia's space agency has returned its focus to the moon, almost 50 years since the Soviet Union's last lunar landing. The mission's official aim is to search for frozen water near the moon's south pole.
Greece is seeing a spike in arrivals by sea of people fleeing conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa.
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