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Ariane launches rocket; Arianespace reports financial setback
Posted: Wed, Jan 10 10:38 PM ET (0338 GMT)
After two days of weather delays, an Ariane 4 successfully launched a communications satellite Wednesday evening. The Ariane 44P lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana...

More extrasolar planets discovered
Posted: Wed, Jan 10 12:35 AM ET (0535 GMT)
Astronomers announced Tuesday the discovery two more extrasolar planets, including one more massive than any planet yet discovered. A team led by veteran planet discoverer...

Weather delays Ariane again; Sea Launch pushed back to late February
Posted: Wed, Jan 10 12:23 AM ET (0523 GMT)
An Ariane 4 booster scheduled for launch Tuesday was delayed for the second consecutive day by high winds above the Kourou, French Guiana launch site....

China Launches Shenzhou-2
Posted: Tue, Jan 9 5:17 PM ET (2217 GMT)
A Chinese rocket has launched Shenzhou-2, the second test flight of the prototype a piloted spacecraft. The Long March 2F spacecraft launched the spacecraft...

New NASA administrator? Not so fast
Posted: Mon, Jan 8 11:00 PM ET (0400 GMT)
Despite media predictions to the contrary, President-elect George W. Bush did not name his pick to lead NASA on Monday. CNN Headline News had...

Sea Launch, Ariane flights delayed
Posted: Mon, Jan 8 10:49 PM ET (0349 GMT)
Two launches scheduled for within an hour of one another were both scrubbed late Monday. An Ariane 4 launch scheduled for between 5:08 and...

Ten more moons of Jupiter discovered
Posted: Mon, Jan 8 12:08 AM ET (0508 GMT)
Astronomers announced Friday the discovery of ten more moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, bringing the giant planet's total to 28. The moons were found...

Shenzhou-2 launch this week?
Posted: Sun, Jan 7 8:54 PM ET (0154 GMT)
There are more signs that China will conduct the second test flight of a prototype of a piloted spacecraft this month, possibly this week. The...

Making planets just got easier
Posted: Sat, Jan 6 12:38 AM ET (0538 GMT)
Gas giant planets around other stars may be more plentiful than previously believed. In a paper published in the journal Nature, European and American scientists...

Mir's endgame confirmed
Posted: Fri, Jan 5 10:45 PM ET (0345 GMT)
Russia is moving forward with plans to deorbit the Mir space station next month. Russian media reported Friday that Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov signed a...



news in brief

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)

news links
Friday, November 24
Instant rockets: How ISRO is developing a niche in the global space market
The Economic Times (India) — 2:47 am ET (0747 GMT)


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