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China launches mapping satellite
Posted: Sat, Oct 31 11:02 AM ET (1502 GMT)
A Long March rocket successfully launched a mapping satellite Monday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 3:...

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...



news in brief

Ariane 5 launches two communications satellites
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:30 AM ET (1330 GMT)

X Prize Foundation revives lunar prize competition
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:25 AM ET (1325 GMT)

news links
Saturday, April 21
ULA slows Vulcan debut for upper-stage engine switch
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