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Final 2016 spending bill provides NASA with $19.3 billion
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 1:18 PM ET (1818 GMT)
NASA received a significant budget increase in an omnibus spending bill released early Wednesday. The bill provides NASA with nearly $19.3 billion, more than $...

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....



news in brief
Atlas 5 launches SBIRS satellite
Posted: Sat, Jan 20 6:48 PM ET (2348 GMT)

Commercial crew providers may not be certified until 2020
Posted: Sat, Jan 20 6:46 PM ET (2346 GMT)

Long March 11 launches smallsats
Posted: Sat, Jan 20 6:44 PM ET (2344 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, January 23
Irish first as Elfordstown tracks & monitors Rocket Lab satellite deployment
National Space Centre (Ireland) — 7:01 am ET (1201 GMT)
Russia to launch 150 satellites by 2025 - Roscosmos
Interfax — 6:43 am ET (1143 GMT)


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