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Ariane 5 launches communications satellites
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:38 AM ET (1338 GMT)
An Ariane 5 successfully launched two communications satellites June 18 after several delays. The rocket launched from Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:40 pm EDT (...

Soyuz returns three ISS crew to Earth
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:36 AM ET (1336 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three International Space Station crewmembers returned to Earth early June 18. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan at 5:...

Antares return to flight slips to August
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:35 AM ET (1335 GMT)
The return to flight of Orbital ATK's Antares launch vehicle is likely to slip to August. The company said June 16 that it is...

Falcon 9 launches two commercial satellites, but landing fails
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:34 AM ET (1334 GMT)
SpaceX successfully launched two communications satellites June 15, but failed to land the first stage. The Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule from Cape Canaveral...

LIGO detects second gravitational wave
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:32 AM ET (1332 GMT)
A gravitational wave observatory has detected a gravitational wave from colliding black holes for the second time, physicists said June 15. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-...

Delta 4 Heavy launches NRO payload
Posted: Sun, Jun 12 1:09 PM ET (1709 GMT)
A Delta 4 Heavy successfully launched a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office Saturday. The Delta 4 Heavy lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida,...

Light pollution makes Milky Way invisible for a third of humanity
Posted: Sun, Jun 12 1:07 PM ET (1707 GMT)
A new analysis of light pollution finds that one third of humanity can no longer see the Milky Way because of bright skies. Astronomers released...

Proton launches Intelsat 31
Posted: Sun, Jun 12 1:06 PM ET (1706 GMT)
A Proton rocket successfully placed an Intelsat satellite into orbit Thursday despite an issue with the rocket. The Proton's Breeze-M upper stage released...

LISA Pathfinder results support gravitational wave mission
Posted: Sun, Jun 12 1:05 PM ET (1705 GMT)
The European Space Agency said initial results from its LISA Pathfinder mission far surpassed expectations and support eventual development of a space-based gravitational wave...

China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Mon, May 30 4:07 PM ET (2007 GMT)
A Long March vehicle placed Chinese and Argentine satellites into orbit May 30. The Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch...



news in brief
Kepler goes into safe mode as fuel runs low
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:43 AM ET (1343 GMT)

Inmarsat rejets EcoStar takeover bid
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:42 AM ET (1342 GMT)

Shuttle-era engine tested for DARPA spaceplane
Posted: Sun, Jul 8 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)

news links
Sunday, July 22
Space interest gets boost from Orlando Science Center
Orlando Sentinel — 9:08 am ET (1308 GMT)


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