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SpaceX raises an additional $100 million
Posted: Sun, Dec 3 8:48 AM ET (1348 GMT)
SpaceX said Monday it added $100 million to a funding round announced over the summer. In an amended filing with the SEC, SpaceX said it...

China launches classified payload
Posted: Sun, Nov 26 10:15 AM ET (1515 GMT)
China launched a set of classified satellites Friday. The Long March 2C rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 1:10 pm...

Earth-i orders satellites from SSTL
Posted: Sun, Nov 26 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) will build the first five Earth-imaging satellites for British company Earth-i. The satellites will be based on a...

China launches remote sensing satellites
Posted: Sun, Nov 26 10:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)
China launched three remote-sensing satellites late Monday. The Long March 6 rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:50 pm...

Mars streaks not evidence of water
Posted: Sun, Nov 26 10:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)
A new study finds that dark streaks on Mars are most likely caused by sand, not water. The dark streaks known as recurring slope lineae,...

Delta 2 launches JPSS-1 weather satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 26 10:08 AM ET (1508 GMT)
A Delta 2 successfully launched a weather satellite November 18. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 4:47 am EST (0947...

NASA administrator nominee faces tough questions at confirmation hearing
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:16 AM ET (1516 GMT)
NASA Administrator nominee Jim Bridenstine faced sharp criticism from Democratic senators at his confirmation hearing Wednesday. The committee's ranking member, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-...

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)
Astronomers announced this week the discovery of a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting a star just half the size of the Sun. The planet...

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)
The chairman of the House Science Committee announced Thursday he will retire at the end of his term. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said he...

Minotaur-C launches ten satellites for Planet
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)
An Orbital ATK Minotaur-C rocket successfully launched 10 satellites for Planet Tuesday afternoon. The rocket lifted off on schedule at 5:37 pm EDT (...



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
Friday, April 20
Army enlisting 'nano-satellites' to fight wars in space
Colorado Springs Gazette — 7:01 am ET (1101 GMT)


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