Study shows gas giants form rapidly
Posted: Mon, Dec 2 8:38 AM ET (1338 GMT)
Gas giant planets like Jupiter may form in just hundreds of years, not the millions of years previously thought, scientists reported last week. In a...
Final STS-113 spacewalk a success despite transporter glitch
Posted: Sun, Dec 1 2:43 PM ET (1943 GMT)
Astronauts were able to complete the third and final spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Saturday despite a problem with a mobile transporter that...
EchoStar files revised DirecTV merger plan
Posted: Sat, Nov 30 3:34 PM ET (2034 GMT)
Direct television broadcasting operator EchoStar has filed with the FCC a revised offer to merge with competitor DirecTV that the companies hope will overcome the...
Expedition Six officially takes over ISS
Posted: Sat, Nov 30 3:25 PM ET (2025 GMT)
The three-man Expedition Six crew formally took over control of the International Space Station in a ceremony Friday afternoon. During a change-of-command...
Ariane 5 launch aborted in final seconds
Posted: Fri, Nov 29 10:34 AM ET (1534 GMT)
The inaugural launch of an upgraded version of the Ariane 5 launch vehicle was aborted just seconds before liftoff Thursday. The Ariane 5 ESC-A...
Astronauts complete second STS-113 spacewalk
Posted: Fri, Nov 29 10:19 AM ET (1519 GMT)
Two astronauts successfully completed the second of three spacewalks scheduled for the STS-113 shuttle mission on Thursday. John Herrington and Michael Lopez-Alegria spent...
Astra 1K orbit raised
Posted: Thu, Nov 28 1:21 PM ET (1821 GMT)
Spacecraft controllers have raised the orbit of Astra 1K, the communications satellite stranded in LEO after a Proton upper stage failure Tuesday, in an effort...
Kosmos launches two satellites
Posted: Thu, Nov 28 12:41 PM ET (1741 GMT)
A Kosmos booster launched two small satellites into low Earth orbit early Thursday. The Kosmos-3M lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia...
TransOrbital signs launch contract for commercial lunar mission
Posted: Thu, Nov 28 12:28 PM ET (1728 GMT)
TransOrbital, a California company developing the first commercial lunar mission, announced this week that it has signed a launch contract with Russian company Kosmotras. The...
Northrop to complete TRW merger next month
Posted: Wed, Nov 27 7:48 PM ET (0048 GMT)
Northrop Grumman announced Wednesday that the company plans to complete its merger with fellow aerospace and defense company TRW next month after winning provisional approval...
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