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Russia launches classified satellite
Posted: Sun, Jun 25 9:02 AM ET (1302 GMT)
Soyuz launch of Cosmos 2519 (Russian MoD) A Soyuz rocket placed a classified Russian military satellite into orbit June 23. The Soyuz-2.1v rocket lifted off at 3:04 pm EDT (1904 GMT) from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. It placed into orbit a spacecraft designated Cosmos 2519, about which Russian officials provided no details. Outside observers believe it may be the first in a series of geodetic satellites to accurately measure the Earth's gravitational field for more accurate targeting of missiles.

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches BulgariaSat-1
Posted: Sun, Jun 25 9:01 AM ET (1301 GMT)
Falcon 9 launch of BulgariaSat-1 (SpaceX) A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a Bulgarian communications satellite June 23. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 3:10 pm EDT (1910 GMT), halfway into a two-hour launch window. The rocket's first stage, which first flew on an Iridium launch in January, landed on a ship in the Atlantic. BulgariaSat-1, weighing about 4,000 kilograms at launch, carries 32 Ku-band transponders and will provide video and other communications services from 1.9 degrees east in GEO.

PSLV launches 31 satellites
Posted: Sun, Jun 25 8:59 AM ET (1259 GMT)
An Indian rocket launched 31 satellites June 23. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at 11:59 pm...

OneWeb wins FCC approval for satellite constellation
Posted: Sun, Jun 25 8:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
OneWeb has won FCC approval for its broadband satellite constellation. The FCC said June 22 it approved plans by OneWeb to provide broadband services in...

OHB-SSTL team wins new Galileo satellite order
Posted: Sun, Jun 25 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)
OHB and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) have won a contract for another eight Galileo navigation satellites. The companies signed the contract June 22 with...

Sunday, June 25
Acting administrator of NASA talks Mars, climate change and SpaceX
Newstalk (Ireland) — 7:49 am ET (1149 GMT)
Second half of SpaceX’s double-launch weekend set to lift off Sunday
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze — 7:45 am ET (1145 GMT)
Before SpaceX, McGregor facility produced bombs and lots of them
KWTX-TV Waco, TX — 7:44 am ET (1144 GMT)
First Spaceport Cup competition wraps up
Las Cruces (NM) Sun-News — 7:43 am ET (1143 GMT)
Space drain
The New Indian Express — 7:42 am ET (1142 GMT)
NASA rocket launch from Virginia foiled again
WTOP-FM Washington — 7:39 am ET (1139 GMT)
Will Nasa-Isro satellite pass the Trump test?
The Times of India — 7:39 am ET (1139 GMT)
SpaceX Doubleheader Part 2 – Falcon 9 set for Iridium NEXT-2 launch — 7:28 am ET (1128 GMT)
Watch SpaceX Launch Its Second Rocket in 48 Hours
Wired News — 7:25 am ET (1125 GMT)
Lunar Laser Link: Virtual Reality from the Moon — 7:15 am ET (1115 GMT)
SpaceX Set for Second Falcon 9 Launch in Three Days — 7:15 am ET (1115 GMT)
SpaceX targets rapid turnaround with Sunday Falcon 9 launch
Florida Today — 7:08 am ET (1108 GMT)

Saturday, June 24
Joining the dots: Follow astronomers’ new hunt for Earth-like planets
Queen Mary Univ. of London — 6:02 pm ET (2202 GMT)
Culberson Receives Champion for Aerospace and Science Award
US House of Representatives — 6:01 pm ET (2201 GMT)

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