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NASA facing cuts in 2018 budget proposal
Posted: Sun, May 21 10:03 AM ET (1403 GMT)
More than $560 million in budget cuts will be spread across many NASA programs, from science to human spaceflight, when the White House releases its...

Soyuz launches SES-15 satellite
Posted: Sun, May 21 10:02 AM ET (1402 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket placed an SES satellite into orbit. The Soyuz launched from French Guiana on schedule at 7:54 am EDT (1154 GMT) May...

Report finds costs of SLS test stands soared
Posted: Sun, May 21 10:01 AM ET (1401 GMT)
The cost of two test stands build for NASA's SLS nearly doubled as the agency sought to accelerate their construction. A recent report by...

China wins order for Indonesian satellite
Posted: Sun, May 21 10:00 AM ET (1400 GMT)
China Great Wall and Palapa Satelit Nusantara Sejahtera, an Indonesian joint venture, signed a contract May 17 in Jakarta for the Palapa-N1 spacecraft. Palapa-...

Chinese satellites raising orbits after launch anomaly
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:51 AM ET (1551 GMT)
Two Chinese satellites placed in the wrong orbit after a launch earlier this week are raising their orbits. The two SuperView-1 Earth imaging spacecraft,...

SpaceX preparing for Iridium return-to-flight launch
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:50 AM ET (1550 GMT)
The return to flight of SpaceX's Falcon 9 grows closer as its payload of satellites is prepared for launch. Iridium released a photo Thursday...

Proton launch of EchoStar-21 delayed
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:49 AM ET (1549 GMT)
The latest delay in the Proton launch of EchoStar 21 is not related to an earlier problem with the rocket. International Launch Services confirmed Wednesday...

NASA chief scientist departs
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:48 AM ET (1548 GMT)
NASA's chief scientist is leaving the agency after more than three years on the job. Ellen Stofan left NASA this month "for new adventures,"...

Astronomer Vera Rubin passes away
Posted: Sat, Dec 31 10:47 AM ET (1547 GMT)
Vera Rubin, a pioneering astronomer who discovered evidence for the existence of dark matter, died Dec. 25. Rubin, 88, spent much of her career at...

Blue Origin conducts New Shepard test flight
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
Blue Origin launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on its fourth consecutive successful flight June 19. The vehicle lifted off from its West Texas test...



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
Tuesday, April 24
New Japan, U.S. launch contracts for Arianespace
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