spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Falcon Heavy rolled to the pad for the first time
Posted: Sun, Dec 31 9:43 AM ET (1443 GMT)
SpaceX erected its Falcon Heavy rocket on the launch pad for the first time Thursday, conducting tests in advance of a launch some time in...

Contact restored with Angosat-1 after post-launch blackout
Posted: Sun, Dec 31 9:30 AM ET (1430 GMT)
Controllers have restored contact with the Angosat-1 communications satellite, which was unresponsive for a day after its launch Tuesday. A Zenit rocket launched the...

China launches reconnaissance satellites
Posted: Sun, Dec 31 9:23 AM ET (1423 GMT)
China launched a trio of reconnaissance satellites Tuesday. The Long March 2C rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 2:44 pm...

China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 24 4:13 PM ET (2113 GMT)
A Long March 2D rocket placed a remote sensing satellite into orbit Saturday. The rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 11:...

Falcon 9 launches fourth set of Iridium satellites
Posted: Sun, Dec 24 4:09 PM ET (2109 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a fourth set of ten Iridium Next satellites Friday night, ending a record year for the launch company. The Falcon...

H-2A launches Earth science and technology demonstration spacecraft
Posted: Sun, Dec 24 4:05 PM ET (2105 GMT)
A Japanese H-2A rocket launched a climate change observation satellite and a technology demonstration spacecraft Saturday. The H-2A rocket lifted off from the...

AAC Microtec to acquire Clyde Space
Posted: Sun, Dec 24 4:04 PM ET (2104 GMT)
A Swedish company announced plans Friday to acquire Scottish cubesat manufacturer Clyde Space. AAC Microtec is offering about $35 million in cash and stock for...

Comet and Titan spacecraft finalists for next New Frontiers mission
Posted: Sun, Dec 24 4:02 PM ET (2102 GMT)
NASA announced Wednesday it has picked missions to Titan and a comet as finalists for its next New Frontier mission. One proposed mission, Comet Astrobiology...

Senate committee rejects nominee for Ex-Im Bank
Posted: Sun, Dec 24 4:01 PM ET (2101 GMT)
A Senate committee Tuesday blocked the White House's nominee to be chairman of the Export-Import Bank, while approving four other board nominees. Two...

Soyuz delivers new crew to ISS
Posted: Sun, Dec 24 3:59 PM ET (2059 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft delivered three ISS crewmembers to the station Tuesday after a launch Dec. 17. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft...



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
Thursday, July 19
Astronauts, Your Ride’s Here!
Air & Space — 1:20 am ET (0520 GMT)
Vandenberg Air Force Base transitions to Combined Space Operations Center
KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo, CA — 1:18 am ET (0518 GMT)
Updates on GLXP teams from Israel, India and Japan
SpaceTech Asia — 1:17 am ET (0517 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list