China launches mapping satellite
Posted: Mon, May 7 5:51 AM ET (0951 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed a Chinese mapping satellite into orbit on Sunday. A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch...
SpaceX reschedules Dragon launch for May 19
Posted: Sun, May 6 9:53 AM ET (1353 GMT)
SpaceX announced late Friday it had rescheduled its Dragon test flight to the International Space Station for May 19 as it completes software testing on...
Atlas launches military communications satellite
Posted: Sat, May 5 12:36 PM ET (1636 GMT)
An Atlas 5 rocket successfully launched a military communications satellite on Friday after a one-day delay. The Atlas 5 531 lifted off from Cape...
GeoEye offers to buy DigitalGlobe
Posted: Sat, May 5 11:53 AM ET (1553 GMT)
Commercial remote sensing company GeoEye announced Friday a proposal to acquire its principal domestic rival in space-based imaging, DigitalGlobe, for nearly $800 million. GeoEye...
Technical glitch scrubs Atlas launch
Posted: Fri, May 4 6:46 AM ET (1046 GMT)
The launch of a military communications satellite on an Atlas 5 rocket was scrubbed yesterday because of a minor technical issue discovered late in the...
SpaceX launch likely to be delayed
Posted: Thu, May 3 6:50 AM ET (1050 GMT)
SpaceX said Wednesday it is "unlikely" that Monday's scheduled launch of a Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket will proceed because of additional...
ESA confirms selection of Jupiter mission
Posted: Thu, May 3 6:42 AM ET (1042 GMT)
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced Wednesday that it has chosen a mission to several of Jupiter's largest moons as its next large mission,...
SpaceX tests Falcon 9 ahead of Dragon launch
Posted: Tue, May 1 6:51 AM ET (1051 GMT)
SpaceX overcame a last-minute glitch and successfully carried out a test of the first stage engines of its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, one...
China launches two navigation satellites
Posted: Mon, Apr 30 5:17 AM ET (0917 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed two Beidou navigation satellites into orbit on Monday. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch...
Dispute delays European weather satellite launch
Posted: Sun, Apr 29 12:12 PM ET (1612 GMT)
A European weather satellite that was scheduled for launch in May will be delayed until at least July because of a dispute between Kazakhstan and...
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