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Mars crater shows signs of past lake
Posted: Tue, Jan 22 6:10 AM ET (1110 GMT)
Planetary scientists have found evidence that a Martian crater was once home to a lake fed by groundwater. Scientists reporting in the latest edition of...

Arabsat orders new satellite
Posted: Mon, Jan 21 7:05 AM ET (1205 GMT)
Middle Eastern satellite operator Arabsat announced Saturday it has ordered a new communications satellite to be built and launched by European companies. Badr-7 (also...

Reaction wheel glitch temporarily suspends Kepler operations
Posted: Mon, Jan 21 6:52 AM ET (1152 GMT)
NASA's Kepler spacecraft is suspending science operations for ten days to rest a reaction wheel that showed signs of wear, project officials said late...

South Korea sets new launch date for KSLV-1
Posted: Fri, Jan 18 5:37 AM ET (1037 GMT)
South Korean officials announced this week they will make another attempt to launch their own small launch vehicle during a window that opens late this...

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...



news in brief
China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 27 10:53 AM ET (1553 GMT)

Soyuz launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 27 10:47 AM ET (1547 GMT)

Russia launches military satellite
Posted: Fri, Dec 26 10:30 AM ET (1530 GMT)

news links
Sunday, December 28
ILS Caps Difficult 2014 with Successful Launch for SES
Space News — 10:33 am ET (1533 GMT)
Gov. Walker halts megaprojects
Juneau (AK) Empire — 10:24 am ET (1524 GMT)
Oklahoma could learn from N.M. spaceport effort
The Oklahoman — 10:22 am ET (1522 GMT)
Isro puts up a great show
Business Standard — 10:16 am ET (1516 GMT)
A ‘GPS’ that will be india’s own
The Asian Age — 10:16 am ET (1516 GMT)


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