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Proton places satellite in wrong orbit
Posted: Sun, Dec 9 11:34 AM ET (1634 GMT)
A Proton rocket launched a satellite for a Russian communications company on Saturday, but released the satellite prematurely and into the wrong orbit. The Proton...

Atlas cleared for X-37B launch
Posted: Sat, Dec 8 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)
United Launch Alliance said Friday it has cleared Tuesday's scheduled launch of an Atlas 5 carrying a X-37B military spaceplane after completing an...

Company unveils plans for commercial human lunar missions
Posted: Fri, Dec 7 7:35 AM ET (1235 GMT)
A startup company announced Thursday it plans to offer human missions to the surface of the Moon as soon as the end of this decade...

GRAIL data reveal battered Moon
Posted: Fri, Dec 7 7:23 AM ET (1223 GMT)
NASA released this week the most accurate gravity field map of the Moon compiled to date, created from data provided by a pair of spacecraft...

SpaceX wins first EELV-class launch contracts from Air Force
Posted: Thu, Dec 6 6:48 AM ET (1148 GMT)
SpaceX won contracts this week from the US Air Force for the launch of two satellites, breaking the lock on such deals held by United...

NASA announces plans for 2020 Mars rover mission
Posted: Wed, Dec 5 6:50 AM ET (1150 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 7:07 AM ET (1207 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 6:55 AM ET (1155 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 6:42 AM ET (1142 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 11:26 AM ET (1626 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...



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Sunday, December 4
Spacecom secures replacement satellite
Broadband TV News — 9:30 am ET (1430 GMT)
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Free
Aviation Week — 9:28 am ET (1428 GMT)
Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Spaceplane Successfully Completes First Free Flight
International Business Times — 9:27 am ET (1427 GMT)
Xinwei to buy Spacecom despite Amos explosion
Globes Online — 9:25 am ET (1425 GMT)


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