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News briefs: May 6
Posted: Tue, May 7 11:42 AM ET (1542 GMT)
SPACEHAB announced a net profit of $66,000, or $0.01 per basic share, for its fiscal third quarter on Monday. The commercial space company...

Northrop, TRW reach deal on confidentiality agreement
Posted: Tue, May 7 9:10 AM ET (1310 GMT)
Northrop Grumman and TRW announced Monday that the two companies had reached a deal on a confidentiality agreement that will allow Northrop to view TRW...

Proton launch delayed until Tuesday
Posted: Tue, May 7 9:01 AM ET (1301 GMT)
A launch of a Proton booster carrying an American direct broadcasting satellite was scrubbed on Monday because of technical problems. The launch of the DIRECTV-...

News briefs: May 4-5
Posted: Mon, May 6 2:15 PM ET (1815 GMT)
PanAmSat will likely remain an autonomous entity even after EchoStar acquires the communications satellite operator, Space News reported Friday. PanAmSat is currently 81 percent owned...

Soyuz, Shuttleworth return to Earth
Posted: Sun, May 5 9:08 AM ET (1308 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three people, including space tourist Mark Shuttleworth, landed safely in Kazakhstan late Saturday night, ending their 10-day trip in space....

Delta 2 launches NASA Aqua satellite
Posted: Sat, May 4 10:21 AM ET (1421 GMT)
A Delta 2 rocket successfully launched NASA's Aqua Earth-observing satellite early Saturday morning. The Delta 2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base,...

News briefs: May 3
Posted: Sat, May 4 10:07 AM ET (1407 GMT)
NASA awarded Boeing's Rocketdyne division a five-year, $1.14 billion contract on Friday to continue maintenance of the space shuttle main engines. The...

Ariane launches SPOT 5 satellite
Posted: Sat, May 4 1:41 AM ET (0541 GMT)
An Ariane 4 booster successfully launched the French SPOT 5 remote sensing satellite Friday night. The Ariane 42P, the version of the Ariane 4 that...

TRW shareholders reject Northrop offer
Posted: Sat, May 4 1:10 AM ET (0510 GMT)
TRW announced Friday that its shareholders have rejected a hostile offer from rival Northrop Grumman. TRW said that shareholders, voting in a special meeting, turned...

News briefs: May 1
Posted: Fri, May 3 10:42 AM ET (1442 GMT)
The Defense Department on Thursday cleared the way to continue work on a space-based missile warning system despite the program's cost overruns. Pete...

news in brief
Soyuz docks with ISS
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)

Curiosity detects organic molecules and methane cycle on Mars
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:10 AM ET (1510 GMT)

Northrop Grumman completes acquisition of Orbital ATK
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)

news links
Friday, June 22
MetService on site for planned Rocket Lab launch — 5:44 am ET (0944 GMT)
NZ space company prepares for launch — 5:43 am ET (0943 GMT)
Falcon Heavy Certified For U.S. Air Force Flights
Aviation Week — 5:41 am ET (0941 GMT)

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