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Space Launch System completes critical design review
Posted: Sat, Oct 24 11:31 AM ET (1531 GMT)
The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has passed a key milestone in its development and remains on track for a first launch in 2018, NASA...

ESA selects ExoMars landing site
Posted: Sat, Oct 24 11:30 AM ET (1530 GMT)
The European Space Agency has selected a region thought to once be a river delta as the landing site for a 2018 rover mission. ESA...

Asteroid to pass near the Earth on Halloween
Posted: Sat, Oct 24 11:29 AM ET (1529 GMT)
An asteroid discovered earlier this month will pass within half a million kilometers of the Earth on Halloween, but poses on impact threat to the...

Proton launches Turksat-4B
Posted: Sat, Oct 17 6:26 PM ET (2226 GMT)
A Proton rocket successfully launched a communications satellite for a Turkish company Saturday. The Proton M lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 4:40...

SpaceX changes plans for return-to-flight mission
Posted: Sat, Oct 17 6:24 PM ET (2224 GMT)
SpaceX said Friday that it will launch a group of ORBCOMM satellites, and not one for SES, when its Falcon 9 rocket returns to flight...

China launches communications satellite
Posted: Sat, Oct 17 6:23 PM ET (2223 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed a Chinese communications satellite into orbit early Saturday. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch...

Exoplanet astronomer resigns from university after sexual harassment scandal
Posted: Sat, Oct 17 6:22 PM ET (2222 GMT)
A famous astronomer who is a pioneer in the study of extrasolar planets resigned this week from the University of California Berkeley after an investigation...

Israeli GLXP team first to have validated launch contract
Posted: Sat, Oct 10 11:11 AM ET (1511 GMT)
An Israeli team competing for the Google Lunar X PRIZE is the first team to have a launch contract validated by the competition's organizers,...

Atlas launches NRO payload
Posted: Sat, Oct 10 11:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)
An Atlas 5 successfully launched a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Thursday. The Atlas 5 401 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air...

China launches commercial remote sensing satellites
Posted: Sat, Oct 10 11:08 AM ET (1508 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched China's first commercial Earth imaging satellites Wednesday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch...



news in brief

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)

news links
Monday, November 20
Tucson Tech: Small-sat launcher Vector lining up launch sites
Arizona Daily Star — 1:51 am ET (0651 GMT)
Poroshenko said that Ukraine is a space power
The Stopru — 1:49 am ET (0649 GMT)
UK to clear the way for US space rocket launches in Britain
The Daily Telegraph — 1:47 am ET (0647 GMT)
‘PSLV built by domestic industry by 2020’
The Hindu — 1:43 am ET (0643 GMT)


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