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Russia launches government communications satellite
Posted: Thu, Nov 15 7:25 AM ET (1225 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a satellite designed to serve military and civil users on Wednesday. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk...

South Korean launch further delayed
Posted: Wed, Nov 14 7:29 AM ET (1229 GMT)
The launch of a South Korean rocket, already delayed because of a technical problem, has been pushed back again, officials said Wednesday. South Korea planned...

Climate change may worsen orbital debris problem
Posted: Tue, Nov 13 1:56 PM ET (1856 GMT)
Increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the upper atmosphere may be exacerbating the growing problem of orbital debris, scientists reported this week. Researchers with the...

Ariane launches two satellites
Posted: Sun, Nov 11 9:51 AM ET (1451 GMT)
An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched a pair of commercial communications satellites on Saturday. The Ariane 5 ECA lifted off from the spaceport at Kourou,...

Lockheed Martin incoming CEO resigns
Posted: Sat, Nov 10 7:45 AM ET (1245 GMT)
The man tapped to be the next CEO of aerospace giant Lockheed Martin abruptly resigned late Friday afternoon after he confirmed he had an affair....

Ariane launch postponed by weather
Posted: Sat, Nov 10 7:34 AM ET (1234 GMT)
Weather postponed the launch of two communications satellites on an Ariane 5 on Friday. The Ariane 5 was scheduled to lift off late Friday from...

Rocketdyne to lay off 100
Posted: Fri, Nov 9 6:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)
Rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne announced this week it was laying off 100 people because of uncertainty in the space industry. About three-quarters...

"Super-Earth" found in habitable zone of another star
Posted: Thu, Nov 8 6:26 AM ET (1126 GMT)
Astronomers announced Wednesday the discovery of a "super-Earth" extrasolar planet within the habitable zone of a nearby star. Astronomers said the planet, one of...

Curiosity fails to detect methane in Martian atmosphere
Posted: Mon, Nov 5 6:28 AM ET (1128 GMT)
Scientists working on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover said Friday that initial measurements of the Martian atmosphere failed to turn up any evidence of methane,...

Atlantis moved to KSC visitors center
Posted: Sat, Nov 3 3:30 PM ET (1930 GMT)
NASA transferred the space shuttle Atlantis to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in a ceremony Friday, an event effectively marked the end of the...



news in brief
NASA delays launch of Mars InSight lander
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 6:12 PM ET (2312 GMT)

Falcon 9 launches ORBCOMM satellites and lands first stage
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 6:03 PM ET (2303 GMT)

NASA astronauts complete brief ISS repair spacewalk
Posted: Thu, Dec 24 5:55 PM ET (2255 GMT)

news links
Saturday, February 13
Is Gravitational-Wave Claim True? And Was It Worth the Cost?
Scientific American — 5:49 am ET (1049 GMT)
Farewell, Philae: Hunt for Rosetta's Lost Lander Ends
Discovery.com — 5:42 am ET (1042 GMT)
Exploring Alternatives: TMT would relocate if permit not secured soon
Hawaii Tribune-Herald — 5:34 am ET (1034 GMT)


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