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NASA announces plans for 2020 Mars rover mission
Posted: Wed, Dec 5 5:50 AM ET (1050 GMT)
NASA announced Tuesday it plans to develop a Mars rover based on the Mars Science Laboratory mission for launch in 2020. The rover wil take...

Curiosity detects hints of organic compounds
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 6:07 AM ET (1107 GMT)
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected evidence for simple organic compounds in a Martian soil sample, but scientists cautioned Monday they do not know...

Zenit-3SL launches Eutelsat spacecraft
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:55 AM ET (1055 GMT)
A Zenit-3SL rocket successfully placed a communications satelite into orbit for Eutelsat on Monday. The Zenit-3SL, operated by Sea Launch, lifted off from...

Voyager on outskirts of the solar system
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:42 AM ET (1042 GMT)
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has yet to exit the solar system but has instead a previously unknown zone near its boundary, project scientists said...

Soyuz launches French imaging satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 2 10:26 AM ET (1526 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket lifted off from French Guiana on Saturday night and placed a French imaging satellite into orbit. The Soyuz ST-A rocket lifted...

MESSENGER confirms presence of water ice on Mercury
Posted: Fri, Nov 30 6:38 AM ET (1138 GMT)
Data from several instruments on a NASA spacecraft have allowed scientists to confirm the presence of water ice in craters near the poles of Mercury....

South Korea scrubs KSLV launch again
Posted: Thu, Nov 29 6:41 AM ET (1141 GMT)
South Korean engineers scrubbed Thursday a second attempt to launch a rocket, citing technical problems with the rocket's second stage. The Korea Space Launch...

China launches communications satellite
Posted: Wed, Nov 28 5:55 AM ET (1055 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched a Chinese communications satellite that will be used, in part, by a Sri Lankan company. The Long March 3B rocket...

NASA, Roscosmos select crew for year-long ISS mission
Posted: Wed, Nov 28 5:39 AM ET (1039 GMT)
NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced Monday they had selected the crew that would perform a year-long mission on the International Space...

EchoStar signs launch deal with Arianespace
Posted: Wed, Nov 28 5:26 AM ET (1026 GMT)
Satellite services company EchoStar announced Monday it has signed a multi-launch deal with Arianespace. The company, which operates satellites for the DISH Network direct-...



news in brief
Russia launches military satellite
Posted: Fri, Oct 31 7:37 AM ET (1137 GMT)

Atlas launches GPS satellite
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 9:07 AM ET (1307 GMT)

Progress cargo spacecraft sent to ISS
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)

news links
Friday, October 31
Elon Musk's past comments about Orbital Sciences are chilling, but nothing more.
Washington Business Journal — 6:45 am ET (1045 GMT)
Ukraine Denies Role in Explosion of U.S. Rocket
Moscow Times — 6:42 am ET (1042 GMT)
How to Make Money Off Space Exploration
Institutional Investor — 6:39 am ET (1039 GMT)


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