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Antares hot fire test aborted
Posted: Thu, Feb 14 5:26 AM ET (1026 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 6:47 AM ET (1147 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 6:16 AM ET (1116 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 5:55 AM ET (1055 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 8:21 AM ET (1321 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 8:09 AM ET (1309 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 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...



news in brief
Ariane launches fifth and final ATV spacecraft
Posted: Wed, Jul 30 7:48 AM ET (1148 GMT)

Delta 4 launches space surveillance satellites
Posted: Tue, Jul 29 5:07 AM ET (0907 GMT)

Control of Russian research satellite restored
Posted: Sun, Jul 27 2:07 PM ET (1807 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, July 30
United Launch Alliance launches trio of defense satellites
Denver Business Journal — 7:05 am ET (1105 GMT)
Aerojet Rocketdyne part of space 'neighborhood watch' satellite mission
Sacramento Business Journal — 7:04 am ET (1104 GMT)
Virgin vows to fly for first time later this year
Albuquerque Business First — 7:03 am ET (1103 GMT)
Virgin Galactic moves toward spaceflight
KRQE-TV Albuquerque, NM — 7:03 am ET (1103 GMT)
Ottawa native shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars
Metro Canada — 7:02 am ET (1102 GMT)


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