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Blue Origin conducts New Shepard test flight
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
New Shepard launch, June 2016 (Blue Origin) Blue Origin launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on its fourth consecutive successful flight June 19. The vehicle lifted off from its West Texas test site at 10:36 am EDT (1436 GMT) and both its propulsion module and crew capsule landed safely less than 10 minutes later. The vehicle reached a peak altitude of about 101 kilometers on the flight, the fourth since November. The uncrewed test demonstrated the ability of the capsule to land with only two of its three parachutes open. The company also for the first time webcast the flight live.

Ariane 5 launches communications satellites
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:38 AM ET (1338 GMT)
Ariane 5 launch of EchoStar 18 and BRIsat (Arianespace) An Ariane 5 successfully launched two communications satellites June 18 after several delays. The rocket launched from Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:40 pm EDT (2140 GMT), at the end of its launch window because of launch site issues. High winds scrubbed a launch attempt Friday. The Ariane placed into geostationary transfer orbit the EchoStar 18 and BRIsat satellites, both built by Space Systems Loral for EchoStar and BRI Bank of Indonesia, respectively. The combined mass of the payload, 9,503 kilograms, set a new record for the vehicle.

Soyuz returns three ISS crew to Earth
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:36 AM ET (1336 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three International Space Station crewmembers returned to Earth early June 18. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan at 5:...

Antares return to flight slips to August
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:35 AM ET (1335 GMT)
The return to flight of Orbital ATK's Antares launch vehicle is likely to slip to August. The company said June 16 that it is...

Falcon 9 launches two commercial satellites, but landing fails
Posted: Tue, Jun 21 9:34 AM ET (1334 GMT)
SpaceX successfully launched two communications satellites June 15, but failed to land the first stage. The Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule from Cape Canaveral...

Thursday, December 8
Inmarsat to launch EAN satellite with Arianespace
Telecompaper — 6:21 am ET (1121 GMT)
Delta IV rocket blasts off from Cape with military satellite
Florida Today — 6:20 am ET (1120 GMT)
SpaceX delays launch to January
Los Angeles Business Journal — 6:16 am ET (1116 GMT)
SpaceX loses Inmarsat satellite launch order
MarketWatch — 6:15 am ET (1115 GMT)
SpaceX delays next launch as crash investigation continues
Telecompaper — 6:14 am ET (1114 GMT)
SpaceX Will Wait Till January To Launch Rockets Again — 6:14 am ET (1114 GMT)
UAE policy aims to build sustainable space sector
Gulf News — 6:13 am ET (1113 GMT)
TrumpSpace Details Emerge
SpaceRef — 6:13 am ET (1113 GMT)
Donald Trump’s ‘Return to the Moon’ project
ejinsight — 6:12 am ET (1112 GMT)
SpaceX Loses Launch Order to Arianespace
Wall Street Journal — 6:10 am ET (1110 GMT)
Outer Space: The filthy frontier
The Daily Maverick — 6:07 am ET (1107 GMT)
Marijuana is Legal on the Moon — 6:07 am ET (1107 GMT)
Alaska Aerospace participates in annual Space Forum
YourAlaskaLink — 6:04 am ET (1104 GMT)
VSS Unity’s solo flight an important milestone
Las Cruces (NM) Sun-News — 6:03 am ET (1103 GMT)
In a first, cameras stream PSLV in action
Deccan Chronicle — 6:00 am ET (1100 GMT)
ISRO launches Remote-sensing satellite to aid farm sector
The Times of India — 5:58 am ET (1058 GMT)
PSLV-36 blasts off, Isro readies two more launches in January
The Times of India — 5:58 am ET (1058 GMT)
Resourcesat-2A joins the observation deck
The Hindu — 5:56 am ET (1056 GMT)

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