China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Fri, May 11 5:33 AM ET (0933 GMT)
China launched on Thursday a satellite believed to be the latest in a series of military reconnaissance spacecraft. The Long March 4B lifted off from...
ATK and Astrium unveil Liberty crew transportation system
Posted: Thu, May 10 10:12 AM ET (1412 GMT)
Aerospace companies ATK and EADS Astrium unveiled Wednesday their concept for a crew transportation system using their proposed Liberty rocket and a crew capsule leveraging...
ESA declares Envisat lost
Posted: Thu, May 10 10:02 AM ET (1402 GMT)
The European Space Agency said Wednesday it was declaring the end of the mission for its Envisat earth sciences satellite, more than a month after...
ULA narrowly avoids strike
Posted: Tue, May 8 6:08 AM ET (1008 GMT)
Unionized workers at United Launch Alliance (ULA), the Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture that makes the Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, ratified a new contract...
DigitalGlobe rejects GeoEye offer
Posted: Tue, May 8 5:59 AM ET (0959 GMT)
Commercial remote sensing company DigitalGlobe has rejected a offer by rival GeoEye to acquire the company, saying it will wait until the end of the...
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...
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