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China launches astronomy satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 1:17 PM ET (1817 GMT)
China launched a satellite Thursday to search for dark matter. A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 7:...

PSLV launches six Singapore satellites
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 1:15 PM ET (1815 GMT)
An Indian rocket successfully launched six satellites for Singapore Wednesday. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off on schedule at 7:30 am EST (...

Soyuz brings new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 1:14 PM ET (1814 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new International Space Station crew members arrived at the station Tuesday, six and a half hours after launch. A Soyuz...

Proton launches Russian military satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 1:13 PM ET (1813 GMT)
A Proton rocket launched a Russian military communications satellite December 13. The Proton lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 7:19 pm EST Dec. 13 (...

Zenit launches Russian weather satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 12 10:52 AM ET (1552 GMT)
A Zenit rocket launched a Russian weather satellite Friday on what may be the final mission for that launch vehicle. The Zenit-3SLBF lifted off...

Soyuz returns three ISS crewmembers to Earth
Posted: Sat, Dec 12 10:43 AM ET (1543 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three members of the International Space Station's crew landed in Kazakhstan Friday. The Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft undocked from the...

China launches communications satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 12 10:35 AM ET (1535 GMT)
China launched a military communications satellite early Thursday. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:46 am...

Cygnus arrives at the ISS
Posted: Sat, Dec 12 10:29 AM ET (1529 GMT)
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station Wednesday morning. The station's robotic arm grappled the Cygnus spacecraft at 6:19 am...

Soyuz launches military satellites
Posted: Sun, Dec 6 10:05 AM ET (1505 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched Saturday carrying two military satellites, but one of the two may have failed to separate from the rocket's upper stage....

Weather delays Atlas launch of Cygnus
Posted: Sun, Dec 6 10:04 AM ET (1504 GMT)
Poor weather at Cape Canaveral has kept an Atlas 5 carrying a Cygnus cargo spacecraft bound for the International Space Station grounded for three straight...

news in brief
ULA and SpaceX split Air Force launch awards
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 12:07 PM ET (1607 GMT)

British commercial space bill becomes law
Posted: Sun, Mar 18 11:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, March 20
SpaceX in early talks to build a manufacturing facility in the Port of LA
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze — 5:28 am ET (0928 GMT)

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