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Atlas launches communications satellite on ULA's 100th mission
Posted: Sat, Oct 3 10:12 AM ET (1412 GMT)
An Atlas 5 rocket launched a Mexican communications satellite Friday on the 100th mission carried out by United Launch Alliance. The Atlas 5 421 lifted...

Progress cargo spacecraft arrives at ISS
Posted: Sat, Oct 3 10:03 AM ET (1403 GMT)
A Progress cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station Thursday evening, six hours after its launch from Kazakhstan. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress...

China launches navigation satellite
Posted: Fri, Oct 2 1:08 PM ET (1708 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed the 20th in a series of Chinese navigation satellites into orbit Wednesday. The Long March 3B lifted off at 7:...

Scientists detect evidence of liquid water on Mars
Posted: Fri, Oct 2 1:06 PM ET (1706 GMT)
Scientists said this week that they have detected evidence of temporary, periodic flows of liquid water on the surface of Mars, increasing the chances that...

India launches astronomy satellite
Posted: Fri, Oct 2 1:04 PM ET (1704 GMT)
An Indian PSLV rocket placed the country's first astronomy satellite and several secondary payloads into orbit Monday. The PSLV lifted off from the Satish...

China performs first launch of its Long March 11
Posted: Sat, Sep 26 10:38 AM ET (1438 GMT)
China made the first launch of its Long March 11 small launch vehicle on Friday, placing several small satellites into orbit. The Long March 11...

Rockot launches military communications satellites
Posted: Sat, Sep 26 10:37 AM ET (1437 GMT)
A Russian Rockot vehicle placed three military communications satellites into orbit on Thursday. The Rockot lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 6:00 pm...

ExoMars launch postponed to March
Posted: Sat, Sep 26 10:36 AM ET (1436 GMT)
The European Space Agency said faulty components will force it to delay the launch of its ExoMars mission from January to March of 2016. ESA...

China introduces Long March 6
Posted: Sat, Sep 26 10:35 AM ET (1435 GMT)
China carried out the first launch of its Long March 6 rocket, a next-generation launch vehicle that uses new propellants. The Long March 6...

NASA pushes back first crewed Orion flight to 2023
Posted: Sat, Sep 19 12:23 PM ET (1623 GMT)
The first flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft with astronauts on board may not take place until the spring of 2023, more than 18 months...

news in brief
Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:41 AM ET (1441 GMT)

Japanese ISS cargo mission launch scrubbed
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:40 AM ET (1440 GMT)

SpaceX to announce new plans for circumlunar trip
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:39 AM ET (1439 GMT)

news links
Friday, October 19
Paul Allen, the Quiet Space Baron
The New Yorker — 6:37 am ET (1037 GMT)

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