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Blue Origin conducts New Shepard test flight
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
New Shepard launch, June 2016 (Blue Origin) Blue Origin launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on its fourth consecutive successful flight June 19. The vehicle lifted off from its West Texas test site at 10:36 am EDT (1436 GMT) and both its propulsion module and crew capsule landed safely less than 10 minutes later. The vehicle reached a peak altitude of about 101 kilometers on the flight, the fourth since November. The uncrewed test demonstrated the ability of the capsule to land with only two of its three parachutes open. The company also for the first time webcast the flight live.


Ariane 5 launches communications satellites
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:38 AM ET (1338 GMT)
Ariane 5 launch of EchoStar 18 and BRIsat (Arianespace) An Ariane 5 successfully launched two communications satellites June 18 after several delays. The rocket launched from Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:40 pm EDT (2140 GMT), at the end of its launch window because of launch site issues. High winds scrubbed a launch attempt Friday. The Ariane placed into geostationary transfer orbit the EchoStar 18 and BRIsat satellites, both built by Space Systems Loral for EchoStar and BRI Bank of Indonesia, respectively. The combined mass of the payload, 9,503 kilograms, set a new record for the vehicle.


Soyuz returns three ISS crew to Earth
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:36 AM ET (1336 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three International Space Station crewmembers returned to Earth early June 18. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan at 5:...


Antares return to flight slips to August
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:35 AM ET (1335 GMT)
The return to flight of Orbital ATK's Antares launch vehicle is likely to slip to August. The company said June 16 that it is...


Falcon 9 launches two commercial satellites, but landing fails
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:34 AM ET (1334 GMT)
SpaceX successfully launched two communications satellites June 15, but failed to land the first stage. The Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule from Cape Canaveral...





Friday, July 1
ULA downsizing triggers hundreds of layoffs, buyouts
Denver Business Journal — 5:50 am ET (0950 GMT)
ULA layoffs: Company trying to compete with SpaceX, Blue Origin
Rio Grande Valley Morning Star — 5:49 am ET (0949 GMT)
National Air and Space Museum Goes Digital, Showcases Past and Future
SpacePolicyOnline.com — 5:48 am ET (0948 GMT)
Buzz Aldrin Wants You to Know -- the Sky Is Not the Limit
Entrepreneur.com — 5:46 am ET (0946 GMT)
Space rocks: ASU team finds meteorites in remote Arizona desert
Cronkite News Service — 5:45 am ET (0945 GMT)
Startup Funding Space Ventures Gets a Lift
Technology Review — 5:41 am ET (0941 GMT)
Astronaut chats live from Space Station to Gail Borden Library
Elgin (IL) CourierNews — 5:33 am ET (0933 GMT)
Italy in spaceport deal with U.S. FAA
ANSA — 5:31 am ET (0931 GMT)
Kodiak Spaceport lands big customer
Alaska Public Media — 5:30 am ET (0930 GMT)
India’s space industry flying high on the world stage
The Straits Times — 5:29 am ET (0929 GMT)
NASA’s Juno zooms in on Jupiter
PBS — 5:25 am ET (0925 GMT)
NASA’s Juno Mission Has The Dopest Soundtrack In the Universe
Popular Science — 5:24 am ET (0924 GMT)
NASA’s Juno Probe Enters Jupiter’s Neighborhood
Aviation Week — 5:22 am ET (0922 GMT)
Using gravitational waves to catch runaway black holes
Cambridge Univ. — 5:15 am ET (0915 GMT)
A bewildering form of dune on Mars
Eurekalert — 5:12 am ET (0912 GMT)
Astronomers release spectacular survey of the distant Universe
Univ. of Nottingham — 5:12 am ET (0912 GMT)


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