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Technical issues postpone SpaceX Starlink launch
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:11 AM ET (1511 GMT)
Falcon 9 carrying first Starlink satellites before launch (SpaceX) SpaceX postponed Thursday night's scheduled launch of 60 Starlink satellites because of a technical issue. The company postponed the launch more than two hours before the scheduled liftoff time because it wanted to "update satellite software and triple-check everything again." The next launch opportunity will be in about a week, the company announced. The previous Falcon 9 launch attempt Wednesday night was scrubbed by high winds. The 60 satellites on the rocket are the beginning of a constellation of thousands that will provide broadband internet access globally.


House bill offers $22.3 billion for NASA
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:08 AM ET (1508 GMT)
US Capitol House appropriators released a spending bill Thursday that increases funding for NASA but largely ignores a budget amendment that sought a bigger increase. The commerce, justice and science (CJS) appropriations bill includes $22.32 billion for NASA for fiscal year 2020, nearly $1.3 billion more than what the administration originally requested. The bill, though, provides little in the way of increases to exploration programs, with much of the additional funding going to the agency's science programs. Neither the bill nor a statement by the House Appropriations Committee mentions the budget amendment released earlier this week that sought $1.6 billion in additional funding to support the agency's 2024 lunar landing goal. The CJS bill will be taken up by the full House Appropriations Committee May 22.


White House seeks additional $1.6 billion for 2024 Moon landing
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:07 AM ET (1507 GMT)
The White House will seek an additional $1.6 billion for NASA in fiscal year 2020 as a "down payment" for a 2024 human lunar...


Virgin Galactic prepares to move SpaceShipOne operations to New Mexico
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:06 AM ET (1506 GMT)
Virgin Galactic announced May 10 it will move SpaceShipTwo operations to New Mexico this summer ahead of final flight tests and commercial service of the...


Inmarsat shareholders approve buyout
Posted: Sun, May 19 11:05 AM ET (1505 GMT)
Shareholders have approved a private-equity takeover of Inmarsat. More than three quarters of shareholders voted on May 10 in favor of the proposed acquisition...





Sunday, May 26
Wings Over the Rockies Announces Apollopalooza Schedule
PR Newswire — 11:29 am ET (1529 GMT)
GPSIA Applauds Senate Passage of GPS Resolution
GPS Alliance — 11:28 am ET (1528 GMT)
CUMULOS Takes Nighttime Images of Major Global Cities
Aerospace Corporation — 11:16 am ET (1516 GMT)
18 Earth-sized exoplanets discovered
Max-Planck-Institut — 11:01 am ET (1501 GMT)
Neptune’s Moon Triton Fosters Rare Icy Union
Gemini Obs. — 11:01 am ET (1501 GMT)
World celebrates centenary of confirmation of relativity
Royal Astronomical Society — 10:59 am ET (1459 GMT)
Stolen comets and free-floating objects
National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS — 10:58 am ET (1458 GMT)
5 Things You Need to Know About Space Investing
The Motley Fool — 9:42 am ET (1342 GMT)
Let’s Talk AI for Health on Earth and Space
SpaceQ — 9:35 am ET (1335 GMT)
NASA's Mars 2020 Gets a Dose of Space Here on Earth
NASA/JPL — 9:28 am ET (1328 GMT)


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