Ariane launches pair of communications satellites
Posted: Wed, May 16 7:03 AM ET (1103 GMT)
An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched a pair of Lockheed Martin-built communications satellites for Japan and Vietnam on Tuesday evening. The Ariane 5 ECA...
Soyuz launches new crew to ISS
Posted: Tue, May 15 6:52 AM ET (1052 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a spacecraft carrying three new International Space Station crew members on Tuesday. The Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome...
LightSquared files for Chapter 11
Posted: Tue, May 15 6:43 AM ET (1043 GMT)
LightSquared, the company that ran into regulatory difficulties trying to establish a hybrid satellite-terrestrial broadband network in the US, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
Dawn shows Vesta to be remnant protoplanet
Posted: Mon, May 14 5:22 AM ET (0922 GMT)
Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft orbiting the large asteroid Vesta have concluded that the body has some of the key characteristics of...
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...
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