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Fairing problem delays Ariane launch
Posted: Tue, Feb 19 8:17 PM ET (0117 GMT)
An Ariane 4 launch scheduled for the early morning hours Wednesday has been delayed three days because of minor issues with the booster, Arianespace announced...

News briefs: February 18
Posted: Tue, Feb 19 8:54 AM ET (1354 GMT)
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is ready to begin its science mission this week, the AP reported Monday. The spacecraft's instruments will begin searches...

Report: bad wiring caused Japanese satellite failure
Posted: Mon, Feb 18 9:25 AM ET (1425 GMT)
Faulty wiring prevented a Japanese spacecraft from separating from its H-2A booster during a launch earlier this month, according to a Japanese newspaper article...

News briefs: February 16-17
Posted: Mon, Feb 18 9:15 AM ET (1415 GMT)
A newly-discovered comet could become visible to the naked eye for northern hemisphere observers next month according to Astronomy magazine. Comet 2002 C1 Ikeya-...

News briefs: February 15
Posted: Sat, Feb 16 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)
An employee of a Japanese aerospace company hacked into the computers of the NASDA space agency and obtained confidential information about a competitor, the AP...

Globalstar files for bankruptcy protection
Posted: Sat, Feb 16 9:56 AM ET (1456 GMT)
Satellite communications company Globalstar announced late Friday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a restructuring plan. In a press...

News briefs: February 14
Posted: Fri, Feb 15 8:56 AM ET (1356 GMT)
Loral Space and Communications reported a net loss of $277 million in 2001 on Thursday, far less than the $1.5 billion it lost the...

Shuttle given tentative OK for February 28 launch
Posted: Fri, Feb 15 8:38 AM ET (1338 GMT)
Shuttle managers announced Thursday that they have decided to proceed with a February 28 launch attempt for Columbia despite concerns about hydraulic systems on the...

News briefs: February 13
Posted: Thu, Feb 14 8:49 AM ET (1349 GMT)
NASA is "one significant problem away" from delaying the STS-109 shuttle mission scheduled for launch February 28, reported Wednesday. The current schedule...

News briefs: February 12
Posted: Wed, Feb 13 8:48 AM ET (1348 GMT)
The next International Space Station spacewalk is scheduled for February 20, NASA announced Tuesday. Astronauts Carl Walz and Dan Bursch will use the station's...

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)

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Thursday, April 19
Rocket Lab’s ‘business time’ launch delayed
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Get the Russians Out of Our Rockets!
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