Single Indian rocket puts 29 satellites in three orbits

An Indian rocket on Monday placed domestic and foreign satellites in three different orbits on a single flight, a first for the nation and a low-cost option that could burnish its reputation for pioneering affordable options in space. According to media reports, the launch of a domestic intelligence satellite and 28 foreign ones came less than a week after India used an anti-satellite missile to take down one of its own satellites, demonstrating a capability only China, Russia and the United States had possessed previously. The state-run Indian Space Research…

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Syrians condemn Trump’s decision on Golan Heights

People in Syria have staged protest rallies to denounce the recent decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli “sovereignty” over the part of Golan Heights that has been under Israeli occupation since 1967. The fresh rallies took place in the Syrian capital, Damascus, as well as some other cities on Sunday, the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. Hundreds of people gathered in the different neighborhoods of Damascus and its countryside to denounce Trump’s decision. The protesters declared that Israel’s move to annex the occupied region was “null…

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