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New crew launched to the ISS
Posted: Wed, Dec 19 5:25 PM ET (2225 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket carrying a spacecraft with three International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers on board lifted off on schedule on Wednesday. The Soyuz rocket lifted...

China launches Turkish remote sensing satellite
Posted: Wed, Dec 19 10:37 AM ET (1537 GMT)
A Chinese Long March rocket successfully launched a Turkish remote sensing satellite on Wednesday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite...

GRAIL spacecraft crash into the Moon
Posted: Tue, Dec 18 6:27 AM ET (1127 GMT)
NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft crashed into a mountain on the Moon Monday afternoon, completing their nearly year-long mission there as planned. The two...

Chinese spacecraft flies past asteroid Toutatis
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 10:54 AM ET (1554 GMT)
A Chinese spacecraft originally launched to orbit the Moon flew past and successfully returned images of the near Earth asteroid Toutatis this week. Chang'e-...

Yamal-402 enters GEO
Posted: Sat, Dec 15 3:35 PM ET (2035 GMT)
A Russian communications satellite launched a week ago but placed in an incorrect orbit has reached geostationary orbit, but at the cost of several years'...

Twin NASA spacecraft to crash into the Moon on Monday
Posted: Fri, Dec 14 6:59 AM ET (1159 GMT)
Two NASA spacecraft that have been studying the Moon's gravitational field since the beginning of the year will end their mission by crashing into...

Astronomers find oldest galaxies in Hubble images
Posted: Thu, Dec 13 6:17 AM ET (1117 GMT)
Astronomers have found a population of galaxies more than 13 billion years old in a new "deep field" image set from the Hubble Space Telescope....

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-...



news in brief
India launches GSLV Mark 3 on successful test flight
Posted: Thu, Dec 18 7:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)

NASA postpones decision on asteroid mission design
Posted: Thu, Dec 18 6:50 AM ET (1150 GMT)

Curiosity detects methane "spikes" in Martian atmosphere
Posted: Wed, Dec 17 7:41 AM ET (1241 GMT)

news links
Thursday, December 18
Preparing for an asteroid strike
ESA — 8:17 pm ET (0117 GMT)
Flying over Becquerel
ESA — 8:16 pm ET (0116 GMT)
Origin of high-latitude auroras revealed
ESA — 8:16 pm ET (0116 GMT)
JWST facing increased schedule risk with significant work remaining
SpaceFlight Insider — 8:14 pm ET (0114 GMT)


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