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Europe's exoplanet hunter reaches orbit around Earth

Europe's exoplanet hunter reaches orbit around Earth

Europe's CHEOPS planet-hunting space telescope left Earth on Wednesday and moved into orbit, a day after its lift-off was delayed by a technical rocket glitch during the final countdown.

Indian probe leaves Earth's orbit on mission to Moon's south pole

Indian probe leaves Earth's orbit on mission to Moon's south pole

India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar probe exited the Earth's orbit early Wednesday to embark on a journey to the Moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

Soyuz 'successfully' launched into orbit: Roscosmos

Soyuz 'successfully' launched into orbit: Roscosmos

Russia's space agency Roscosmos said Monday the first manned Soyuz flight to the International Space Station since a failed launch in October was proceeding according to plan.

Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite put in orbit

Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite put in orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket thundered to life and streaked away from the Florida coast on Thursday, carrying Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite towards orbit.

Chinese privately developed rocket fails to reach orbit

Chinese privately developed rocket fails to reach orbit

A privately developed Chinese carrier rocket failed to reach orbit after lifting off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday, in a blow to the country's nascent attempts by private companies ...

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury will reach Aphelion point, which is the farthest point in its orbit around the sun, at 1pm in Qatar on Friday.

Planet Venus set to reach Aphelion point on Tuesday

Planet Venus set to reach Aphelion point on Tuesday

Planet Venus will reach the Aphelion point (farthest point) in its orbit around the sun at 8pm Tuesday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Ivanka Trump expresses solidarity over London mosque attack

Ivanka Trump expresses solidarity over London mosque attack

Ivanka Trump on Monday expressed solidarity with worshippers attacked while leaving a London mosque, while her father -- usually quick to condemn extremist attacks -- was silent for the time being.

Vinales wins again as Marquez crashes in Argentina

Vinales wins again as Marquez crashes in Argentina

Maverick Vinales won the Grand Prix of Argentina yesterday, extending his lead in the world championship having also triumphed in the season-opener in Qatar.

Saudi puts 32 on trial for spying for Iran

Saudi puts 32 on trial for spying for Iran

Saudi Arabia has put 32 people on trial, including 30 members of its own Shia community, accused of spying for Iran...