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Antares hot fire test aborted
Posted: Thu, Feb 14 6:26 AM ET (1126 GMT)
A static "hot fire" test of the first stage engines of a new launch vehicle was aborted Wednesday evening in Virginia. Orbital Sciences Corporation planned...

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...



news in brief
Cassini mission ends with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)

ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)

Soyuz launches new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)

news links
Monday, September 25
Australia to create national space agency
AFP — 4:30 pm ET (2030 GMT)
How Australia can play a role in the 'second space age'
Brisbane Times — 4:29 pm ET (2029 GMT)
Opinion: ULA Forced to Coexist with Commercial Space Industry
Embry-Riddle Avion — 4:28 pm ET (2028 GMT)


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