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ESA, NASA agree on ATV-based service module for Orion
Posted: Thu, Jan 17 5:05 AM ET (1005 GMT)
NASA and ESA formally announced Wednesday that Europe will develop a service module for at least one Orion mission based on the ATV cargo spacecraft....

Curiosity rover ready to test drill
Posted: Wed, Jan 16 6:41 AM ET (1141 GMT)
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is set to test its drill in the coming days on a rock that scientists believe may provide new information...

Rockot places three satellites in orbit
Posted: Wed, Jan 16 6:25 AM ET (1125 GMT)
A Russian Rockot booster placed three Russian military satellites into orbit on Tuesday in the first orbital launch of the year. The Rockot vehicle lifted...

Canadian Space Agency head to step down
Posted: Wed, Jan 16 6:15 AM ET (1115 GMT)
The president of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will resign at the end of the month to take a position with a new research institute,...

Wildfire hits Australian observatory
Posted: Mon, Jan 14 5:39 AM ET (1039 GMT)
A massive wildfire swept through a major Australian astronomical observatory on Sunday, damaging some buildings but apparently sparing key telescopes there. The fast-moving fire...

Bigelow to provide expandable module for ISS
Posted: Sat, Jan 12 10:28 AM ET (1528 GMT)
NASA confirmed Friday that Bigelow Aerospace, a company developing commercial space stations using modules that inflate in orbit, will provide a module for the International...

Canada confirms plans for RADARSAT Constellation mission
Posted: Sat, Jan 12 10:15 AM ET (1515 GMT)
The Canadian Space Agency announced this week that it will press ahead with the country's next-generation radar satellite imaging system, signing a contract...

NASA rules out Apophis asteroid impact in 2036
Posted: Fri, Jan 11 10:57 AM ET (1557 GMT)
New observations of the near Earth asteroid Apophis have ruled out any chance it will hit the Earth in 2036, NASA announced Thursday. The observations...

DigitalGlobe-GeoEye merger wins antitrust approval
Posted: Thu, Jan 10 8:43 AM ET (1343 GMT)
Commercial remote sensing companies DigitalGlobe and GeoEye announced Wednesday that their planned merger has received antitrust clearance from the US Justice Department, the last major...

Commercial crew efforts on track
Posted: Thu, Jan 10 8:33 AM ET (1333 GMT)
Officials with NASA and four companies involved with the space agency's commercial crew development program said Wednesday that their efforts remain on schedule, with...



news in brief
China launches two satellites within 24 hours
Posted: Fri, Nov 21 6:40 AM ET (1140 GMT)

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Soyuz TMA-15M crew begin weekend commute to ISS
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Multi-national crew blasts off for space station
Reuters — 4:57 pm ET (2157 GMT)
British Lunar Missions group plans crowdfunded lunar mission
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Soyuz TMA-15M Rockets to Orbit to Complete Expedition 42
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