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Dust, not "alien megastructures", cause of unusual dimming of star
Posted: Sun, Jan 7 9:22 AM ET (1422 GMT)
Astronomers announced this week that they believe the unusual changes in brightness in a distant star can be explained by a natural, and not artificial,...

Orbital ATK wins order for second satellite servicing mission
Posted: Sun, Jan 7 9:14 AM ET (1414 GMT)
Orbital ATK has signed up a customer for a second Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) satellite life extension spacecraft. Orbital ATK announced Thursday that Intelsat, which...

China plans more than 40 launches in 2018
Posted: Sun, Jan 7 9:08 AM ET (1408 GMT)
China has ambitious launch plans for 2018 that could result in shattering the country's record for the the most launches in a year. At...

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...



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, August 19
Spy satellite chief weighs in on reforms
POLITICO — 9:26 am ET (1326 GMT)
Editorial: Space travel still a fearful prospect
New Zealand Herald — 9:21 am ET (1321 GMT)


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