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China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:51 PM ET (2051 GMT)
Long March 4C launch of Yaogan 29 (Xinhua) China launched the latest in a series of reconnaissance satellites on Thursday. A Long March 4C rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 4:24 pm EDT Wednesday (2124 GMT Wednesday, 5:24 am Thursday Beijing time) and placed the Yaogan-29 satellite into orbit. The satellite, according to official media accounts, will be used for experiments and civil applications, but outside observers widely believe the Yaogan series is used for military applications.

Blue Origin tests New Shepard vehicle, lands rocket stage
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:50 PM ET (2050 GMT)
Blue Origin New Shepard propulsion module after landing, Nov 2015 (Blue Origin) Blue Origin flew its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on a successful test flight Monday, going to an altitude of more than 100 kilometers and successfully landing its propulsion stage. The test, conducted at the company's West Texas site and announced one day later, saw the successful launch of New Shepard and its ascent to an altitude of 100.5 kilometers. The crew module separate from the propulsion module and parachuted to a landing, while the propulsion module made a powered vertical landing. A previous test flight in April suffered a hydraulics problem that prevented the propulsion module from landing. Company founder Jeff Bezos said a number of additional test flights are planned before it will carry people, likely in two years.

H-2A launches commercial satellite
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:48 PM ET (2048 GMT)
A Japanese H-2A rocket launched a communications satellite for a Canadian company in a rare commercial mission for the launch vehicle. The H-2A...

Amos-5 satellite fails
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:47 PM ET (2047 GMT)
A communications satellite owned by an Israeli company has failed in orbit and probably will not be revived, the company announced Sunday. Spacecom said the...

China launches communications satellite for Laos
Posted: Sat, Nov 21 6:11 PM ET (2311 GMT)
A Long March rocket successfully launched a communications satellite developed for Laos. The Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at...

Monday, November 30
Montanans simulate isolation of Mars on Hawaii's Mauna Loa
Helena (MT) Independent Record — 12:47 am ET (0547 GMT)
Leave No Prisoners of War Behind—Even in Space?
The National Interest — 12:43 am ET (0543 GMT)
Report: XCOR faces management shakeup
Midland (TX) Reporter-Telegram — 12:42 am ET (0542 GMT)
ISRO All Set to Test Electric Propulsion on Satellites
The New Indian Express — 12:41 am ET (0541 GMT)
To boldly go: Astronaut applications open Dec. 15
Air Force Times — 12:40 am ET (0540 GMT)
ISS crew gear up for visiting vehicle traffic
SpaceFlight Insider — 12:36 am ET (0536 GMT)
Earth Pulled a Heist on the Moon's Water — 12:13 am ET (0513 GMT)

Sunday, November 29
UAE space programme a conduit for cooperation
The National (UAE) — 4:03 am ET (0903 GMT)
Ben Fogle: what happened when I met Buzz Aldrin
The Sunday Telegraph — 4:01 am ET (0901 GMT)
Space tourism has people lining up despite cost, safety issues
Pasadena Star-News — 3:56 am ET (0856 GMT)
Cornwall's Space Race Begins
Pirate FM (UK) — 3:56 am ET (0856 GMT)
ISRO chief: Climate change a great challenge
PTI — 3:54 am ET (0854 GMT)
NASA Celebrates Black Friday with Black Holes
Inverse — 3:54 am ET (0854 GMT)
5 Lessons From NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter — 3:51 am ET (0851 GMT)

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