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News briefs: October 4
Posted: Fri, Oct 5 12:34 AM ET (0434 GMT)
The Air Force has finally cleared a Titan 4B to launch a classified military satellite Friday. The launch, delayed since Monday because of a number...

No single cause for X-43 failure
Posted: Fri, Oct 5 12:19 AM ET (0419 GMT)
Investigators now believe that the launch failure of NASA's X-43A experimental vehicle will not be traced to a single root cause. A board...

Lockheed Martin to build 2005 NASA Mars spacecraft
Posted: Thu, Oct 4 12:15 PM ET (1615 GMT)
NASA announced Wendesday that it has selected Lockheed Martin to build the spacecraft for the agency's next orbital mission to the Red Planet, the...

News briefs: October 3
Posted: Thu, Oct 4 11:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)
Another day, another delay. The launch of a Titan 4B on a classified military mission has been postponed another day, to Friday, the Air Force...

Bolt problem will not delay shuttle mission
Posted: Wed, Oct 3 11:48 AM ET (1548 GMT)
A problem with misshapen bolt holes found on one shuttle will not delay the late November launch of the shuttle Endeavour, the Houston Chronicle reported...

News briefs: October 2
Posted: Wed, Oct 3 11:40 AM ET (1540 GMT)
The launch of a Titan 4B carrying a classified military payload has been pushed back again, this time to Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported late Tuesday...

Report predicts modest increase in commercial launches next year
Posted: Wed, Oct 3 12:00 AM ET (0400 GMT)
A report published Monday by the Futron Corporation predicts that there will be a modest increase in the number of commercial satellites launched in 2002...

News briefs: October 1
Posted: Mon, Oct 1 11:58 PM ET (0358 GMT)
The Air Force has once again pushed back the launch of a Titan 4B booster, officials announced late Monday. The launch, already delayed a day...

News briefs: September 29-30
Posted: Mon, Oct 1 10:43 AM ET (1443 GMT)
The Air Force postponed the launch of a Titan 4B booster late Sunday evening, citing unspecified technical problems. The rocket was scheduled to lift off...

Athena launches from Alaska
Posted: Sat, Sep 29 11:57 PM ET (0357 GMT)
An Athena 1 rocket launched a set of satellites for NASA and the Defense Department Saturday evening. The Athena 1 lifted off from the Kodiak...



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
Thursday, November 16
Delta II rocket launch at Vandenberg AFB rescheduled for early Saturday morning
KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo, CA — 12:03 am ET (0503 GMT)
Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit scores Department of Defense deal
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram — 12:02 am ET (0502 GMT)


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