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Russia launches military satellite
Posted: Sat, Nov 21 7:07 PM ET (0007 GMT)
Russia launched a missile early warning satellite Tuesday morning. The Soyuz-2 rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 1:34...

Astronauts reconfigure ISS cooling system on spacewalk
Posted: Sat, Nov 7 10:56 AM ET (1556 GMT)
Two NASA astronauts spent nearly eight hours outside the International Space Station Friday, successfully reconfiguring the cooling system on part of the station's truss....

NASA delays CRS2 decision, drops Boeing
Posted: Sat, Nov 7 10:39 AM ET (1539 GMT)
NASA delayed a decision on awarding follow-on cargo contracts to support the International Space Station Thursday, but did drop one of the companies from...

First Super Strypi launch fails
Posted: Wed, Nov 4 8:18 PM ET (0118 GMT)
The first launch of a Super Strypi rocket from Hawaii failed shortly after liftoff Tuesday. The small rail-guided rocket lifted off at 5:45...

China launches military communications satellite
Posted: Wed, Nov 4 8:16 PM ET (0116 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched a satellite thought to be a military communications satellite on early Wednesday. The Long March 3B rocket launched from the...

Atlas 5 launches GPS satellite
Posted: Wed, Nov 4 8:14 PM ET (0114 GMT)
An Atlas 5 rocket successfully launched a GPS navigation satellite Saturday after a one-day delay. The Atlas 5 401 lifted off at 12:13...

NASA investigation finds no single root cause for Antares failure
Posted: Sat, Oct 31 11:18 AM ET (1518 GMT)
A NASA investigation into last year's Antares launch failure could not find a single technical root cause for the accident, saying instead that any...

Atlas 5 launch delayed to Saturday
Posted: Sat, Oct 31 11:04 AM ET (1504 GMT)
A faulty valve in launch pad equipment forced a one-day delay of an Atlas 5 launch carrying a GPS satellite. The launch of the...

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...

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
Wednesday, January 23
Rocket Lab to launch satellite for US defence agency
Radio New Zealand — 7:06 am ET (1206 GMT)

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