SLS passes design review
Posted: Fri, Jul 27 8:25 AM ET (1225 GMT)
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket has successfully completed a major initial review, clearing the way for more detailed design work. NASa...
China launches third data relay satellite
Posted: Thu, Jul 26 8:21 AM ET (1221 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched the third in a series of Chinese data relay satellites on Wednesday. The Long March 3C rocket lifted off from...
Progress docking test aborted after glitch
Posted: Wed, Jul 25 9:26 PM ET (0126 GMT)
A test of a new docking antenna on a Progress spacecraft was aborted last Monday after a malfunction. The Progress M-15M cargo spacecraft, which...
Aerojet parent to acquire Rocketdyne
Posted: Wed, Jul 25 9:02 PM ET (0102 GMT)
The parent company of aerospace propulsion company Aerojet will buy rocket engine manufacturer Rocketdyne from United Technologies, the companies announced this week. GenCorp, the parent...
DigitalGlobe and GeoEye to merge
Posted: Wed, Jul 25 1:05 PM ET (1705 GMT)
The two major commercial remote sensing companies in the United States announced plans this week to merge, a move prompted by declining government budgets for...
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, passes away
Posted: Tue, Jul 24 6:04 AM ET (1004 GMT)
Sally Ride, who became the first American woman in space nearly 30 years ago, died of cancer on Monday at the age of 61. Ride...
Soyuz launches five satellites
Posted: Sun, Jul 22 9:11 AM ET (1311 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket successfully launched a collection of small satellites on Sunday. The Soyuz-FG rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at...
Japan launches ISS cargo spacecraft
Posted: Sat, Jul 21 9:40 AM ET (1340 GMT)
An H-2B rocket launched the third in a series of Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on Saturday. The H-2B rocket...
Orbital reschedules initial Antares launches
Posted: Fri, Jul 20 4:23 AM ET (0823 GMT)
Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Thursday it is now planning the inaugural launch of its medium-lift Antares rocket this October, with a demonstration flight of...
Astronomers find potential exoplanet smaller than Earth
Posted: Thu, Jul 19 5:57 AM ET (0957 GMT)
Astronomers examining data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have found evidence for an extrasolar planet two-thirds the size of the Earth tightly orbiting...
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