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North Korea launches satellite
Posted: Wed, Dec 12 6:28 AM ET (1128 GMT)
North Korea launched a rocket early Wednesday that appeared to place a small satellite into orbit, a move that took many by surprise. The Unha-...

Atlas launches X-37B on third mission
Posted: Wed, Dec 12 6:09 AM ET (1109 GMT)
An Atlas V successfully launched on Tuesday a classified military spaceplane. The Atlas 5 501 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 1:03 pm...

North Korea postpones rocket launch because of technical issue
Posted: Tue, Dec 11 6:09 AM ET (1109 GMT)
North Korea has postponed the controversial launch of a rocket that was to take place this week, citing technical problems. The launch of the Unha-...

Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore passes away
Posted: Tue, Dec 11 6:00 AM ET (1100 GMT)
Sir Patrick Moore, a British amateur astronomer who hosted a BBC show on astronomy for over half a century, passed away Sunday at the age...

Proton places satellite in wrong orbit
Posted: Sun, Dec 9 10:34 AM ET (1534 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 7:58 AM ET (1258 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 6:35 AM ET (1135 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 6:23 AM ET (1123 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 5:48 AM ET (1048 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 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...



news in brief
Google Lunar X PRIZE awards milestone prizes
Posted: Tue, Jan 27 7:05 AM ET (1205 GMT)

Planetary Society to launch solar sail demonstrator in May
Posted: Tue, Jan 27 6:43 AM ET (1143 GMT)

Air Force and SpaceX settle lawsuit
Posted: Sat, Jan 24 9:57 AM ET (1457 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, January 27
CMU-Astrobotic team awarded $1 million in race to the moon
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — 6:29 am ET (1129 GMT)
Bill Nye's Tiny Orbital Craft Will Sail On Sunlight
Fast Company — 6:29 am ET (1129 GMT)
Astrobotic awarded $2M from Xprize foundation for technological advances
Pittsburgh Business Times — 6:27 am ET (1127 GMT)


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