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Delta 4 launches WGS-10 communications satellite
Posted: Sun, Mar 17 8:03 AM ET (1203 GMT)
Delta 4 launch of WGS-10 (ULA) A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 launched a military communications satellite Friday on the penultimate flight of the "single-stick" version of that rocket. The Delta 4 Medium-Plus (5,4) lifted off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 8:26 pm EDT (0026 GMT Saturday). The Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) 10 satellite separated from the upper stage in geostationary transfer orbit a little more than a half-hour later. WGS-10 will join a constellation of nine other satellite sin GEO providing military communications services. Only one more medium variant of the Delta 4 will launch, later this year, before that version is retired. The Delta 4 Heavy rocket, with its three first stage cores, will remain in operation for the foreseeable future.


Soyuz sends crew to ISS
Posted: Sun, Mar 17 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)
Soyuz MS-12 launch (NASA) A Soyuz spacecraft delivered three people to the International Space Station Thursday. The Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft launched on schedule at 3:14 pm EDT (1914 GMT) on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, docking with the station's Rassvet module at 9:01 pm EDT (0101 GMT Friday). The Soyuz brought to the station NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, who will remain on the station through at least early this fall.


NASA considering commercial rockets for EM-1
Posted: Sun, Mar 17 7:59 AM ET (1159 GMT)
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Wednesday the agency is considering flying an Orion spacecraft on commercial rockets instead of the SLS. Bridenstine said at a...


White House proposes $21 billion NASA budget for 2020
Posted: Sun, Mar 17 7:58 AM ET (1158 GMT)
The administration's $21 billion budget proposal for NASA deemphasizes the development of the Space Launch System. The fiscal year 2020 budget requests calls for...


China launches communications satellite
Posted: Sun, Mar 17 7:57 AM ET (1157 GMT)
China launched a communications satellite Marhc 9. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:28 am EDT (...





Friday, March 22
SpaceX begins Boca Chica test activity
Brownsville (TX) Herald — 4:59 am ET (0859 GMT)
Looking Down to Reach to the Stars
Eos — 4:59 am ET (0859 GMT)
Propellant proposed for Canso Spaceport widely used, says company
Halifax (N.S.) Chronicle Herald — 4:54 am ET (0854 GMT)
Camden County’s proposed spaceport: Lifesaver or coast-killer?
WTOC-TV Savannah, GA — 4:54 am ET (0854 GMT)
Wallops deemed “critical” to NASA mission
ShoreDailyNews.com — 4:52 am ET (0852 GMT)
Head Of NASA Jim Bridenstine Answers Your Questions
Science Friday — 4:51 am ET (0851 GMT)
Astronaut Kathryn (Kay) Hire Retires from NASA
PR Newswire — 4:50 am ET (0850 GMT)
Vice President may tell NASA to accelerate lunar landings
Ars Technica — 4:43 am ET (0843 GMT)
Arianespace launches Vega rocket with PRISMA
SpaceFlight Insider — 4:40 am ET (0840 GMT)
Scientists seek to send a drone to Saturn’s moon, Titan
Cosmos Magazine — 4:35 am ET (0835 GMT)
Plants set to power space travel
Cosmos Magazine — 4:35 am ET (0835 GMT)


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