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MESSENGER confirms presence of water ice on Mercury
Posted: Fri, Nov 30 7:38 AM ET (1238 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 7:41 AM ET (1241 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 6:55 AM ET (1155 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 6:39 AM ET (1139 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 6:26 AM ET (1126 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 9:58 AM ET (1458 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 1:45 PM ET (1845 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 1:13 PM ET (1813 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 6:43 PM ET (2343 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 7:08 AM ET (1208 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
China launches two navigation satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:44 PM ET (2244 GMT)

Arianespace plans a record number of launches in 2018
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:43 PM ET (2243 GMT)

Orbital ATK wins Galaxy 30 order
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:42 PM ET (2242 GMT)

news links
Friday, January 19
Countdown: Rocket Lab gets ready to launch
New Zealand Herald — 6:54 am ET (1154 GMT)
Atlas V rocket launch scrubbed for technical issue
Spectrum News — 6:51 am ET (1151 GMT)


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