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China launches Beidou navigation satellite
Posted: Sat, Apr 27 8:52 AM ET (1252 GMT)
China launched a new Beidou navigation satellite April 20. A Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 10:41 am...

SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers anomaly during ground tests
Posted: Sun, Apr 21 10:17 AM ET (1417 GMT)
A Crew Dragon spacecraft undergoing a series of static fire tests Saturday suffered a major anomaly, SpaceX confirmed. The spacecraft, at Landing Zone 1 at...

Intelsat declares communications satellite a total loss
Posted: Sun, Apr 21 10:08 AM ET (1408 GMT)
Intelsat announced Thursday it had declared its Intelsat-29e satellite a total loss after it experienced problems earlier this month. The spacecraft suffered a fuel...

Cygnus arrives at ISS
Posted: Sat, Apr 20 9:59 AM ET (1359 GMT)
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station less than two days after its launch from Virginia. The Cygnus, launched Wednesday on...

NASA to extend stays of two astronauts on ISS
Posted: Sat, Apr 20 9:57 AM ET (1357 GMT)
Two NASA astronauts will get extended stays on the ISS, including one that will set a record. NASA announced Wednesday that Christina Koch, who arrived...

Beresheet lander crash linked to efforts to fix IMU
Posted: Sat, Apr 20 9:55 AM ET (1355 GMT)
Efforts to correct a faulty inertial measurement unit (IMU) may have led to the crash of the Beresheet lander. The IMU malfunctioned during the lander'...

Stratolaunch aircraft flies for the first time
Posted: Sun, Apr 14 10:39 AM ET (1439 GMT)
The giant aircraft built by Stratolaunch as an air-launch platform made its first flight Saturday amid question about the future of the overall effort....

Falcon Heavy launches Arabsat-6A
Posted: Sun, Apr 14 10:37 AM ET (1437 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy launched a communications satellite Thursday, with all three booster cores making successful landings. The Falcon Heavy, on its second launch, lifted...

Beresheet lander crashes on the Moon
Posted: Sun, Apr 14 10:35 AM ET (1435 GMT)
SpaceIL's Beresheeet lander crashed into the surface of the Moon Thursday after its main engine malfunctioned. The initial stages of the lander's descent...

Astronomers produce first image of a black hole
Posted: Sun, Apr 14 10:34 AM ET (1434 GMT)
Astronomers unveiled Wednesday the first direct image of a black hole. The image, of the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy M87...



news in brief
Technical issues postpone SpaceX Starlink launch
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:11 AM ET (1511 GMT)

House bill offers $22.3 billion for NASA
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:08 AM ET (1508 GMT)

White House seeks additional $1.6 billion for 2024 Moon landing
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:07 AM ET (1507 GMT)

news links
Thursday, May 23
Feds: Penn Yan man forged inspection reports for products used by SpaceX
WHAM-TV Rochester, NY — 6:42 am ET (1042 GMT)
SpaceX Rockets Were Imperiled by Falsified Reports, Prosecutors Say
Wall Street Journal — 6:41 am ET (1041 GMT)


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