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NASA, Boeing in dispute over faulty spacecraft
Posted: Sat, Jul 7 11:27 AM ET (1527 GMT)
NASA and Boeing are locked in a contractual dispute about a malfunctioning communications spacecraft according to an Aviation Week article published online Friday. The article...

Challenger debris auction cancelled
Posted: Fri, Jul 6 11:10 AM ET (1510 GMT)
The auction of a piece of debris allegedly from the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger was cancelled late Thursday night. The online publication collectSPACE...

Giant Kuiper Belt object discovered
Posted: Thu, Jul 5 3:11 PM ET (1911 GMT)
Astronomers announced earlier this week that they have discovered an object in the distant Kuiper Belt that could be larger than Pluto's moon, Charon....

NASDA announces launch date for first H-2A
Posted: Wed, Jul 4 11:19 AM ET (1519 GMT)
The Japanese space agency NASDA announced Wednesday it is planning to launch its new H-2A booster on its maiden flight late next month. Officials...

X-38 drop test delayed until next week
Posted: Wed, Jul 4 10:57 AM ET (1457 GMT)
A planned drop test of the X-38 experimental vehicle, delayed last week, will not take place until next week, according to NASA officials. The...

European-Russian deal opens door for Soyuz launches from Kourou
Posted: Tue, Jul 3 10:04 AM ET (1404 GMT)
An agreement signed Monday between a European company and Rosaviakosmos raises the possibility that Russian Soyuz rockets may one day launch from the spaceport in...

Discovery rolls out to launch pad for STS-105 mission
Posted: Tue, Jul 3 9:44 AM ET (1344 GMT)
The space shuttle Discovery was rolled out to the launch pad Monday in preparation for its mission to the International Space Station next month. It...

Delta launches MAP spacecraft
Posted: Sat, Jun 30 5:22 PM ET (2122 GMT)
A Delta 2 successfully launched a NASA astronomy spacecraft Saturday afternoon. The Delta 2 lifted off on schedule at 3:46 pm EDT (1946 GMT)...

ISS budget overruns increase, more cuts planned
Posted: Sat, Jun 30 12:06 PM ET (1606 GMT)
The budget overrun for NASA's portion of the International Space Station has increased by about $800 million, prompting a new round of cuts, space...

NASA, ESA confirm plans to revise Cassini mission
Posted: Sat, Jun 30 11:30 AM ET (1530 GMT)
The Cassini mission to Saturn will be altered slightly to handle problems with the Huygens drop probe, NASA and ESA officials confirmed Friday. The deployment...

news in brief
Atlas 5 launches SBIRS satellite
Posted: Sat, Jan 20 6:48 PM ET (2348 GMT)

Commercial crew providers may not be certified until 2020
Posted: Sat, Jan 20 6:46 PM ET (2346 GMT)

Long March 11 launches smallsats
Posted: Sat, Jan 20 6:44 PM ET (2344 GMT)

news links
Monday, January 22
Rocket Lab to rival US launches: Beck
NZCity — 5:43 am ET (1043 GMT)
Mahia has lift-off
Gisbourne (NZ) Herald — 5:43 am ET (1043 GMT)
Rocket launch monitored from Invercargill's inner city — 5:42 am ET (1042 GMT)
Rocket Lab leads the way in new space race
Gisbourne (NZ) Herald — 5:41 am ET (1041 GMT)
ERAU Hosts Fourth Annual Space Traffic Management Conference
Embry-Riddle Avion — 5:40 am ET (1040 GMT)

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