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First integrated Starship vehicle launches on brief test flight
Posted: Sat, Apr 22 11:15 AM ET (1515 GMT)
SpaceX's Starship launched Thursday morning on a test flight that ended after four minutes with an explosion. The integrated Starship/Super Heavy vehicle lifted...

SpaceX launches Starlink satellites
Posted: Sat, Apr 22 11:11 AM ET (1511 GMT)
SpaceX launched a set of second-generation Starlink satellites Wednesday. A Falcon 9 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 10:31 am EDT (1431...

NASA releases Artemis architecture definition document
Posted: Sat, Apr 22 11:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)
NASA released a detailed architecture describing its plans for human exploration of the moon and Mars. The 150-page document, published Tuesday, describes how the...

Maxar wins GEO satellite order
Posted: Sat, Apr 22 11:07 AM ET (1507 GMT)
Maxar won an order for a GEO communication satellite from Dish Network. The ES XXV satellite is expected to be ready for launch in the...

China launches weather satellite
Posted: Sat, Apr 22 11:05 AM ET (1505 GMT)
China launched a weather satellite late April 15. A Long March 4B lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 9:36 pm EDT (...

Falcon 9 launches rideshare mission
Posted: Sat, Apr 22 11:04 AM ET (1504 GMT)
SpaceX launched more than 50 smallsats early April 15 on its latest rideshare mission. A Falcon 9 lifted off at 2:48 am EST (0648...

Ariane 5 launches JUICE mission to Jupiter
Posted: Sat, Apr 15 10:50 PM ET (0250 GMT)
An Ariane 5 launched ESA's JUICE mission to Jupiter this morning. The Ariane 5 lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana at 8:14 a....

Relativity retires Terran 1 to focus on Terran R
Posted: Sat, Apr 15 10:45 PM ET (0245 GMT)
Relativity Space said Wednesday it is retiring its Terran 1 rocket after a single launch to focus on its larger Terran R. Terran 1 launched...

Kepler Communications raises $92 million
Posted: Sat, Apr 15 10:40 PM ET (0240 GMT)
Kepler Communications has raised $92 million to develop an optical data relay network. Early-stage investor IA Ventures led the Series C round announced Thursday,...

FCC opens Space Bureau
Posted: Fri, Apr 14 9:40 PM ET (0140 GMT)
The FCC inaugurated its new Space Bureau Tuesday as part of its efforts to modernize regulations. The Space Bureau will be led by Julie Kearney,...

news in brief
Rocket Lab launches second pair of TROPICS cubesats
Posted: Sat, May 27 11:00 AM ET (1500 GMT)

Virgin Galactic conducts first suborbital spaceflight since 2021
Posted: Sat, May 27 10:56 AM ET (1456 GMT)

South Korea launches eight satellites on KSLV-2
Posted: Sat, May 27 10:52 AM ET (1452 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, May 30
Shenzhou 16 lifts off with China’s first civilian astronaut on board
South China Morning Post — 5:34 am ET (0934 GMT)
North Korea says "reconnaissance satellite" to be launched in June
Kyodo International — 5:30 am ET (0930 GMT)

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