Ariane launches communications, weather satellites
Posted: Fri, Jul 6 9:36 AM ET (1336 GMT)
An Ariane 5 rocket launched a commercial communications satellite and a European weather satellite on Thursday evening. The Ariane 5 ECA lifted off from Kourou,...
Protoplanetary disk abruptly disappears
Posted: Thu, Jul 5 12:30 PM ET (1630 GMT)
A dust disk spotted around a young star just a few years ago has disappeared in the course of just a few years, puzzling astronomers....
First Orion capsule delivered to KSC
Posted: Tue, Jul 3 8:31 AM ET (1231 GMT)
The first flight version of NASA's Orion capsule arrived at the Kennedy Space Center Monday, where it will be prepared for a test launch...
Former NASA astronaut dies in accident
Posted: Tue, Jul 3 8:17 AM ET (1217 GMT)
A former NASA astronaut who flew on two Space Shuttle missions died Sunday in a jet ski accident. Alan "Dex" Poindexter died the jet ski...
Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan
Posted: Sun, Jul 1 12:54 PM ET (1654 GMT)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying American, European, and Russian ISS crewmembers landed safely in Kazakhstan Sunday morning. The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft landed on target in...
Delta 4 Heavy launches NRO satellite
Posted: Sat, Jun 30 8:51 AM ET (1251 GMT)
A Delta 4 Heavy lifted off Friday morning carrying a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The Delta 4 Heavy lifted off from...
Shenzhou-9 lands safely
Posted: Fri, Jun 29 6:03 AM ET (1003 GMT)
The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft landed safely in China early Friday, completing a 13-day mission that saw the crewed spacecraft dock with an orbiting lab...
Private group announces plan for asteroid mission
Posted: Fri, Jun 29 5:48 AM ET (0948 GMT)
A non-profit organization announced Thursday its plans to fly a spacecraft to search for potentially hazardous near Earth objects (NEOs). The B612 Foundation said...
Spectra allow astronomers to measure mass of exoplanet
Posted: Thu, Jun 28 6:05 AM ET (1005 GMT)
Astronomers announced this week that they have used spectroscopic observations of an extrasolar planet to directly measure its mass. Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory...
MDA to buy Space Systems/Loral
Posted: Wed, Jun 27 6:38 AM ET (1038 GMT)
Canadian space company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) will buy the satellite manufacturing arm of Loral in a billion-dollar deal, the company announced...
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