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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...

Tuesday, June 27
Bezos' Blue Origin to build rocket engines near ULA plant in Alabama
Denver Business Journal — 5:19 am ET (0919 GMT)
Luxembourg calls on new space innovation ideas
Luxemburger Wort — 5:15 am ET (0915 GMT)
This French Artist Gets Her Inspiration from Space Travel
New York Observer — 5:10 am ET (0910 GMT)
S&T rocket team takes second in first Spaceport America Cup
Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology — 5:07 am ET (0907 GMT)
Arianespace to launch ISRO-built DTH & telecom satellites — 5:06 am ET (0906 GMT)
NASA sounding rocket launch slated for early June 29
Salisbury (MD) Daily Times — 5:05 am ET (0905 GMT)
Is mankind ready for aliens? NASA 1, Anonymous 0.
San Diego Union-Tribune — 5:04 am ET (0904 GMT)
Artificial brain scans the galaxy for speeding stars
Cosmos Magazine — 5:03 am ET (0903 GMT)

Monday, June 26
Why Anonymous' Claims that NASA Found Aliens Hold No Water
Popular Mechanics — 7:39 pm ET (2339 GMT)
SpaceX is even landing rockets in augmented reality
The Verge — 7:37 pm ET (2337 GMT)

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