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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
Cassini mission ends with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)

ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)

Soyuz launches new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, September 19
Northrop Grumman to acquire rival Orbital in $9.2bn deal
Financial Times — 6:35 am ET (1035 GMT)
Northrop Grumman to buy aerospace manufacturer Orbital ATK
Washington Post — 6:35 am ET (1035 GMT)
Northrop Grumman acquires Orbital ATK in $9.2B deal
Flightglobal.com — 6:34 am ET (1034 GMT)
Global security challenges spur $7.8B Northrop, Orbital merger
Washington Business Journal — 6:31 am ET (1031 GMT)


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