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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
Delta 4 launches WGS-10 communications satellite
Posted: Sun, Mar 17 8:03 AM ET (1203 GMT)

Soyuz sends crew to ISS
Posted: Sun, Mar 17 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)

NASA considering commercial rockets for EM-1
Posted: Sun, Mar 17 7:59 AM ET (1159 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, March 20
Rethinking EM-1, and SLS
The Space Review — 11:16 am ET (1516 GMT)
NASA’s flawed plan to return humans to the Moon
The Space Review — 11:13 am ET (1513 GMT)
Pow, right to the Moon
The Space Review — 11:12 am ET (1512 GMT)
Inmarsat in talks on £2.5bn takeover bid from former owner Apax
The Times of London — 5:54 am ET (0954 GMT)


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