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MESSENGER confirms presence of water ice on Mercury
Posted: Fri, Nov 30 6:38 AM ET (1138 GMT)
Data from several instruments on a NASA spacecraft have allowed scientists to confirm the presence of water ice in craters near the poles of Mercury....

South Korea scrubs KSLV launch again
Posted: Thu, Nov 29 6:41 AM ET (1141 GMT)
South Korean engineers scrubbed Thursday a second attempt to launch a rocket, citing technical problems with the rocket's second stage. The Korea Space Launch...

China launches communications satellite
Posted: Wed, Nov 28 5:55 AM ET (1055 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched a Chinese communications satellite that will be used, in part, by a Sri Lankan company. The Long March 3B rocket...

NASA, Roscosmos select crew for year-long ISS mission
Posted: Wed, Nov 28 5:39 AM ET (1039 GMT)
NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced Monday they had selected the crew that would perform a year-long mission on the International Space...

EchoStar signs launch deal with Arianespace
Posted: Wed, Nov 28 5:26 AM ET (1026 GMT)
Satellite services company EchoStar announced Monday it has signed a multi-launch deal with Arianespace. The company, which operates satellites for the DISH Network direct-...

China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 25 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed a Chinese remote sensing satellite into orbit on Sunday. The Long March 4C rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite...

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere
Posted: Fri, Nov 23 12:45 PM ET (1745 GMT)
Astronomers observing a stellar occultation by the dwarf planet Makemake found no evidence of an atmosphere around the distant, icy world. Astronomers observed the occultation...

European ministers agree on Ariane 5 upgrade, Orion participation
Posted: Thu, Nov 22 12:13 PM ET (1713 GMT)
Ministers from the 20 member states of the European Space Agency (ESA) concluded their two-day meeting Wednesday, agreeing to develop an upgraded version of...

Proton launches EchoStar satellite
Posted: Wed, Nov 21 5:43 PM ET (2243 GMT)
A Proton rocket successfully launched an American communications satellite on the same day that the company that markets the Proton commercially replaced its president. The...

Astronomers directly image "super-Jupiter" exoplanet
Posted: Tue, Nov 20 6:08 AM ET (1108 GMT)
Astronomers announced Monday they had directly imaged a massive extrasolar planet orbiting another star. Kappa Andromedae b has a mass 12.8 times that of...



news in brief
Russia launches military satellite
Posted: Fri, Oct 31 7:37 AM ET (1137 GMT)

Atlas launches GPS satellite
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 9:07 AM ET (1307 GMT)

Progress cargo spacecraft sent to ISS
Posted: Thu, Oct 30 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)

news links
Friday, October 31
Elon Musk's past comments about Orbital Sciences are chilling, but nothing more.
Washington Business Journal — 6:45 am ET (1045 GMT)
Ukraine Denies Role in Explosion of U.S. Rocket
Moscow Times — 6:42 am ET (1042 GMT)
How to Make Money Off Space Exploration
Institutional Investor — 6:39 am ET (1039 GMT)


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