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Proton launch anomaly blamed on turbopump bearing
Posted: Wed, Feb 13 7:47 AM ET (1247 GMT)
Investigators have blamed a turbopump bearing failure for the premature shutdown of a Proton upper stage in December, International Launch Services (ILS) announced Tuesday. The...

Atlas launches new Landsat satellite
Posted: Tue, Feb 12 7:16 AM ET (1216 GMT)
An Atlas 5 rocket successfully placed the newest Landsat remote sensing satellite into orbit on Monday. The Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Space Launch...

Progress launches, docks to ISS
Posted: Tue, Feb 12 6:55 AM ET (1155 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on Monday, six hours after launching from Baikonur. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress M-...

Curiosity collects first Martian bedrock sample with drill
Posted: Sun, Feb 10 9:21 AM ET (1421 GMT)
A little over six months after landing on the surface of Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover has collected its first sample of Martian bedrock. obtained...

Progress undocks from station as another prepared for launch
Posted: Sun, Feb 10 9:09 AM ET (1409 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Saturday and reentered several hours later, while another Progress is prepared for launch on...

Ariane launches two communications satellites
Posted: Fri, Feb 8 6:59 AM ET (1159 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 6:43 AM ET (1143 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 6:34 AM ET (1134 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 6:11 AM ET (1111 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 6:41 AM ET (1141 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....



news in brief
Astronauts complete series of ISS maintenance spacewalks
Posted: Sun, Oct 22 11:28 AM ET (1528 GMT)

Blue Origin performs first test of BE-4 engine
Posted: Sun, Oct 22 11:26 AM ET (1526 GMT)


news links
Monday, October 23

Sunday, October 22
Stratolaunch Fires Up Its Engines
Robb Report — 9:45 am ET (1345 GMT)
Zurbuchen Directs Goddard To Downscope WFIRST
SpacePolicyOnline.com — 9:41 am ET (1341 GMT)
Luxembourg's space race heads to Middle East
Luxemburger Wort — 9:39 am ET (1339 GMT)


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