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China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Mon, May 30 4:07 PM ET (2007 GMT)
Long March 4B launch of Ziyuan 3-02 (Xinhua) A Long March vehicle placed Chinese and Argentine satellites into orbit May 30. The Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:17 pm EDT May 29 (0317 GMT, 11:17 am Beijing time May 30) and placed the Ziyuan 3-02 satellite into sun-synchronous orbit. The 2,700-kilogram satellite will serve as a civil remote sensing satellite, providing high-resolution and multispectral images. The rocket also carried two small satellites by Satellogic, an Argentine company, intended to be part of the 25-satellite Aleph-1 constellation for remote sensing.

BEAM deployed on ISS
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:48 PM ET (1948 GMT)
BEAM expanded on ISS (NASA) An expandable module on the International Space Station extended to its full size May 28 after an earlier effort failed. Mission controllers, working with astronaut Jeff Williams, spent more than seven hours gradually expanding the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) by manually adding air to the module. The air pressure eventually stretched the module to its full length and diameter, after which air tanks in the module activated to bring the module up to full pressure. An effort May 26 to deploy the module was halted after a couple hours of work when the module did not expand as quickly as expected. NASA and Bigelow Aerospace engineers believe that fraction among layers of fabric that comprise the module may have slowed the module's expansion.

SpaceX launches Thaicom-8, lands first stage
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:38 PM ET (1938 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched the Thaicom-8 communications satellite May 27, and successfully landed the rocket's first stage on a ship for the...

Russia launches navigation satellite
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:26 PM ET (1926 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket successfully launches a Glonass navigation satellite May 29 despite an apparent problem with the rocket's upper stage. The Soyuz-2.1b...

Rosetta finds building blocks of life on comet
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:16 PM ET (1916 GMT)
Planetary scientists say they have found evidence of the building blocks of life on the comet being studied by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. In a...

Tuesday, May 31
Antares engine test shakes ground near Wallops Island
WAVY-TV Norfolk, VA — 8:27 pm ET (0027 GMT)
NASA conducts "hot fire" rocket engine test at Wallops
WXDE-FM Milford, DE — 8:27 pm ET (0027 GMT)
The New Women of NASA
Houstonia — 8:25 pm ET (0025 GMT)
Why does SpaceX market space better than NASA?
Teslarati — 8:25 pm ET (0025 GMT)
So far, so good for NASA’s new inflatable room in space
Ars Technica — 8:22 pm ET (0022 GMT)
Martian ice caps tell story of massive climate shifts
Ars Technica — 8:22 pm ET (0022 GMT)
Russian Space Industry Nine Times Behind U.S. Says Rogozin
Moscow Times — 8:22 pm ET (0022 GMT)
Ariane 6 VINCI engine enters hot-fire testing campaign
SpaceFlight Insider — 8:20 pm ET (0020 GMT)
Theft behind Planet 9 in our solar system
Eurekalert — 8:18 pm ET (0018 GMT)
A new “Einstein ring” is discovered
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias — 8:17 pm ET (0017 GMT)
Young exoplanet found nestled close to its star
Science News — 8:16 pm ET (0016 GMT)
Inflatable room blown up on space station
Cosmos Magazine — 8:15 pm ET (0015 GMT)
Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket completes static fire at MARS — 8:13 pm ET (0013 GMT)
Permira puts fleet operator ABS up for sale
Space News — 8:11 pm ET (0011 GMT)
XCOR lays off employees to focus on engine development
Space News — 8:10 pm ET (0010 GMT)
Amazing Pluto Shines in Best Close-Up Views Yet — 8:09 pm ET (0009 GMT)

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