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Satellite or weather balloon crashes in eastern Arizona

Nov. 20, 2020 1:11 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo Nation officials in eastern Arizona are trying to determine if a satellite or a high-altitude weather balloon crash-landed in a remote area of the reservation. Tully Begay, vice president of the tribe’s Dennehotso Chapter, told The Arizona Republic that the object landed about...

Bad cabling blamed for failed launch of European satellites

Nov. 17, 2020 12:53 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Arianespace said Tuesday that wrong cabling was likely to blame for the failed launch of a rocket that was meant to lift two European satellites into orbit. The European Space Agency said the Vega carrier rocket deviated from its trajectory eight minutes after liftoff from Kourou, in French...