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Atlas launches communications satellite on ULA's 100th mission
Posted: Sat, Oct 3 9:12 AM ET (1312 GMT)
Atlas 5 launch of Morelos-3 (ULA) An Atlas 5 rocket launched a Mexican communications satellite Friday on the 100th mission carried out by United Launch Alliance. The Atlas 5 421 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:28 am EDT (1028 GMT) carrying the Morelos-3 satellite. The rocket's Centaur upper stage released the satellite into geostationary transfer orbit nearly three hours later. The Boeing-built spacecraft will provide mobile communications services across Mexico for the country's Ministry of Communications and Transportation. The launch, a rare commercial mission for the Atlas, was the 100th launch carried out by ULA since the Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture started operations in late 2006.

Progress cargo spacecraft arrives at ISS
Posted: Sat, Oct 3 9:03 AM ET (1303 GMT)
Soyuz launch of Progress M-29M (Roscosmos) A Progress cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station Thursday evening, six hours after its launch from Kazakhstan. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress M-29M spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 12:49 pm EDT (1649 GMT), placing the spacecraft into orbit nine minutes later. The Progress docked with the station's Zvezda module at 6:52 pm EDT (2252 GMT) after completing a four-orbit rendezvous trajectory. The Progress carried nearly 2,900 kilograms of cargo for the station, including food, water, propellant, and other supplies.

China launches navigation satellite
Posted: Fri, Oct 2 12:08 PM ET (1608 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed the 20th in a series of Chinese navigation satellites into orbit Wednesday. The Long March 3B lifted off at 7:...

Scientists detect evidence of liquid water on Mars
Posted: Fri, Oct 2 12:06 PM ET (1606 GMT)
Scientists said this week that they have detected evidence of temporary, periodic flows of liquid water on the surface of Mars, increasing the chances that...

India launches astronomy satellite
Posted: Fri, Oct 2 12:04 PM ET (1604 GMT)
An Indian PSLV rocket placed the country's first astronomy satellite and several secondary payloads into orbit Monday. The PSLV lifted off from the Satish...

Friday, October 9
COM DEV Reportedly up For Sale
SpaceRef Canada — 6:56 am ET (1056 GMT)
COM DEV Responds to Market Speculation
Canada Newswire — 6:55 am ET (1055 GMT)
Atlas V rocket launches from California
My News 13 Orlando — 6:54 am ET (1054 GMT)
Israeli firm to land 'hopping' rover on the Moon — 6:49 am ET (1049 GMT)
Defeating Earth's Gravity: It All Comes Down to Money
The Huffington Post (UK) — 6:49 am ET (1049 GMT)
SpaceX Gets Starring Role in Moon-Landing Competition
Los Angeles Business Journal — 6:47 am ET (1047 GMT)
NMSU grads integral in U.S. manned spaceflights
Las Cruces (NM) Sun-News — 6:47 am ET (1047 GMT)
Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShipTwo approaching maiden flight — 6:45 am ET (1045 GMT)
The Martian Stands Alone
Georgetown Univ. Voice — 6:41 am ET (1041 GMT)
City launches Space Week
North Bay (Ont.) Nugget — 6:38 am ET (1038 GMT)
Five for Families: Space films for families to consider
Deseret News — 6:38 am ET (1038 GMT)
“The Martian” is a space rescue with humor
CWRU Observer — 6:37 am ET (1037 GMT)
Houston Airport System takes major step in developing spaceport facilitie
Houston Business Journal — 6:36 am ET (1036 GMT)
Space industry moving beyond a year of setbacks
Albuquerque Journal — 6:34 am ET (1034 GMT)
Space Studies to Reach Attapadi
Express News Service — 6:32 am ET (1032 GMT)
India's GPS to be ready by March next: Isro
Deccan Herald — 6:31 am ET (1031 GMT)
Pluto's sunrises and sunsets are blue, NASA finds
Mashable — 6:27 am ET (1027 GMT)

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