World Briefs: Supply ship makes safe landing at ISS

Supply ship makes safe landing at ISS

MIAMI • An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts arrived safely at the International Space Station yesterday, a day after SpaceX aborted the process due to a GPS problem.

This time, the Dragon cargo ship made a "perfect approach to the capture point", a Nasa commentator said, and was grabbed by the station's robotic arm.

The gum drop-shaped Dragon vessel is packed with more than 2,267kg of food, gear and science experiments for the six astronauts living at the orbiting space station.

SpaceX is currently working on another version of the Dragon that aims to ferry people to space as early as next year.


Briton held for German cyber attack

FRANKFURT • A British national has been arrested at London's Luton airport on suspicion of staging a cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year that knocked around a million German households offline, officials in both countries said.

The 29-year-old, who was subject to a European arrest warrant, was detained on Wednesday by officers from Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA), German federal police and prosecutors said in a statement yesterday.

Around a million of Deutsche Telekom's 20 million customers were unable to connect to its network in late November, with the company saying a hacking attack targeting household routers was to blame for the hours-long disruption.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe