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Sierra Nevada signs contract for Atlas 5 launches of Dream Chaser
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:13 AM ET (1413 GMT)
Sierra Nevada Corporation will launch its first two Dream Chaser cargo vehicles on Atlas 5 rockets. The company said July 19 it signed a contract...

Former XCOR CEO blames company setbacks on lost contract
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:12 AM ET (1412 GMT)
The former CEO of XCOR Aerospace told a Senate committee July 18 that a terminated contract caused the company's most recent problems. Jay Gibson...

Luxembourg passes space resources law
Posted: Sun, Jul 23 10:11 AM ET (1411 GMT)
The parliament of Luxembourg has passed a space resources law. The act, approved by the Chamber of Deputies almost unanimously earlier this month, grants companies...

Soyuz launches 73 satellites
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 9:02 AM ET (1302 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a remote sensing satellite and 72 secondary payloads July 14, a record for that launch vehicle. The Soyuz lifted off at...

Pace appointed to be executive secretary of space council
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 9:00 AM ET (1300 GMT)
The White House announced July 13 it will appoint Scott Pace as the executive secretary of the National Space Council. Pace is currently the director...

House passes defense bill with Space Corps provision
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:59 AM ET (1259 GMT)
The House of Representatives passed a defense bill July 13 that retains language requiring the Air Force to establish a Space Corps. The National Defense...

Moon Express unveils plans for series of lunar lander missions
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
Moon Express says it is still planning to launch its first commercial lunar lander mission by the end of this year. The company unveiled new...

Former astronaut named Canada's governor general
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)
Former Canadian astronaut Julie Payette will be the country's next governor general. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced July 13 that Payette will take the...

Pence speaks at KSC
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)
Vice President Mike Pence said July 6 that NASA would focus more on human space exploration, including missions to the moon and Mars, but gave...

Falcon 9 launches Intelsat 35e
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:51 AM ET (1151 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a communications satellite July 5 after last-second glitches scrubbed two prior attempts. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at...



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
Tuesday, July 17
Company considers Kodiak for site of second launch pad
Alaska Public Media — 12:26 am ET (0426 GMT)


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