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Ariane launches two communications satellites
Posted: Fri, Feb 8 5:59 AM ET (1059 GMT)
An Ariane 5 rocket launched a pair of communications satellites on Thursday for customers in Spain and Azerbaijan. The Ariane 5 ECA rocket lifted off...

Soyuz launches Globalstar satellites
Posted: Thu, Feb 7 5:43 AM ET (1043 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket successfully launched a final group of six next-generation satellites for communications satellite company Globalstar on Wednesday. The Soyuz-Fregat rocket lifted...

Study suggests Earth-sized planets may be nearby
Posted: Thu, Feb 7 5:34 AM ET (1034 GMT)
A new study based on data from NASA's Kepler mission concludes that Earth-sized planets around red dwarf stars may be relatively common, suggesting...

Weather delays Globalstar launch to Wednesday
Posted: Wed, Feb 6 5:11 AM ET (1011 GMT)
Poor weather delayed Tuesday's scheduled launch of six Globalstar satellites on a Soyuz rocket by one day. The launch of the six satellites, on...

Ball Aerospace CEO to retire
Posted: Tue, Feb 5 5:41 AM ET (1041 GMT)
The CEO of Ball Aerospace will retire at the end of next month and be replaced by a former NASA official, the company announced Monday....

Boeing sues Sea Launch partners
Posted: Tue, Feb 5 5:34 AM ET (1034 GMT)
Boeing has filed suit against its Russian and Ukrainian partners in the Sea Launch venture for over $350 million, saying the companies need to reimburse...

Zenit-3SL launch fails
Posted: Fri, Feb 1 6:41 AM ET (1141 GMT)
A Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket suffered an engine shutdown shortly after liftoff early Friday, causing the vehicle and its satellite payload to plunge into...

Atlas launches NASA communications satellite
Posted: Thu, Jan 31 6:31 AM ET (1131 GMT)
An Atlas 5 rocket successfully placed into orbit Wednesday night the first in a new generation of communications satellites for NASA. The Atlas 5 401...

Lockheed Martin joins Dream Chaser team
Posted: Thu, Jan 31 6:10 AM ET (1110 GMT)
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the company developing the Dream Chaser commercial crew vehicle, announced Wednesday it has added Lockheed Martin to its team to help...

South Korea successfully launches first rocket
Posted: Wed, Jan 30 7:27 AM ET (1227 GMT)
A South Korean rocket placed a satellite in orbit successfully Wednesday, a first for the nation after two previous attempts failed. The Korea Satellite Launch...



news in brief
MAVEN enters Mars orbit
Posted: Mon, Sep 22 8:32 AM ET (1232 GMT)

Falcon 9 launches Dragon cargo spacecraft
Posted: Sun, Sep 21 7:10 AM ET (1110 GMT)

Dawn glitch to delay spacecraft's arrival at Ceres
Posted: Sat, Sep 20 3:53 PM ET (1953 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, September 23
SpaceX Breaks Ground on Private Spaceport in Texas
SPACE.com — 7:55 am ET (1155 GMT)
SpaceX Dragon arrives at space station
Florida Today — 7:54 am ET (1154 GMT)
A Space Partnership?
Beijing Review — 7:54 am ET (1154 GMT)


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