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Planet Labs raises $95 million
Posted: Wed, Jan 21 7:11 AM ET (1211 GMT)
Planet Labs, a company developing a fleet of small satellites to provide daily images of the entire Earth, announced a $95-million investment round Tuesday....

NASA releases new Dawn images of Ceres
Posted: Tue, Jan 20 7:44 AM ET (1244 GMT)
NASA released on Monday new images of Ceres taken by its Dawn spacecraft as it approaches the dwarf planet. The images, taken last week, are...

Reports: Google considering investment in SpaceX to support satellite system
Posted: Tue, Jan 20 7:27 AM ET (1227 GMT)
Google is reportedly considering a billion-dollar investment in SpaceX to support plans revealed recently by Elon Musk to develop a 4000-satellite constellation that...

SpaceX releases images and video of Falcon 9 stage landing attempt
Posted: Sat, Jan 17 9:15 AM ET (1415 GMT)
SpaceX released Friday images and video showing the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket attempting a landing on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean...

Mars orbiter images reveal Beagle 2 lander
Posted: Sat, Jan 17 9:04 AM ET (1404 GMT)
Images from a NASA spacecraft show that the UK's Beagle 2 lander, lost since it arrived at Mars in late 2003, did appear to...

Venture plans 650-satellite constellation for broadband communications
Posted: Fri, Jan 16 8:14 AM ET (1314 GMT)
A new company announced plans Thursday to deploy a fleet of nearly 650 satellites to provide global broadband Internet access, with the support of two...

ISS crew temporarily evacuates part of ISS due to false alarm
Posted: Thu, Jan 15 6:46 AM ET (1146 GMT)
The crew of the International Space Station sealed off the station's US segment for much of Wednesday after a computer glitch indicated a possible...

Federal judge orders mediation in SpaceX-Air Force suit
Posted: Wed, Jan 14 7:47 AM ET (1247 GMT)
A federal judge directed the US Air Force and SpaceX to begin mediation this month regarding an ongoing dispute about the block buy of launches...

NASA tests Shuttle-era engine for SLS
Posted: Wed, Jan 14 7:41 AM ET (1241 GMT)
NASA successfully tested an engine originally built for the Space Shuttle in a milestone for the development of the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift...

Dragon arrives at ISS
Posted: Tue, Jan 13 7:43 AM ET (1243 GMT)
A Dragon cargo spacecraft carrying more than two tons of supplies arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. The Dragon spacecraft was grappled by...

news in brief
SpaceShipTwo reaches edge of space on latest test flight
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:38 PM ET (1738 GMT)

Russian cosmonauts perform arduous spacewalk to inspect Soyuz
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:36 PM ET (1736 GMT)

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 12:35 PM ET (1735 GMT)

news links
Saturday, January 19
Joshua Sokol Wins David N. Schramm Science Journalism Award
American Astronomical Society — 5:06 pm ET (2206 GMT)

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