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Startup company announces asteroid mining plans
Posted: Wed, Jan 23 7:02 AM ET (1202 GMT)
For the second time in less than a year, a company has announced plans to develop a fleet of spacecraft to prospect and eventually extract...

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...



news in brief
Delta 2 SMAP launch postponed to Saturday
Posted: Fri, Jan 30 6:19 AM ET (1119 GMT)

Air Forces cancels competition for EELV-class launch
Posted: Fri, Jan 30 6:10 AM ET (1110 GMT)

Winds postpone Delta 2 launch a day
Posted: Thu, Jan 29 8:37 PM ET (0137 GMT)

news links
Friday, January 30
GenCorp Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
Aerojet Rocketdyne — 8:37 pm ET (0137 GMT)
This is the Drone Helicopter NASA Scientists Want to Send to Mars
Popular Mechanics — 8:35 pm ET (0135 GMT)
GenCorp records profit in fourth quarter; sales decline
Sacramento Bee — 8:34 pm ET (0134 GMT)
Mars invasion is coming to UH
Univ. of Houston Daily Cougar — 8:33 pm ET (0133 GMT)


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