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GRAIL data reveal battered Moon
Posted: Fri, Dec 7 6:23 AM ET (1123 GMT)
NASA released this week the most accurate gravity field map of the Moon compiled to date, created from data provided by a pair of spacecraft...

SpaceX wins first EELV-class launch contracts from Air Force
Posted: Thu, Dec 6 5:48 AM ET (1048 GMT)
SpaceX won contracts this week from the US Air Force for the launch of two satellites, breaking the lock on such deals held by United...

NASA announces plans for 2020 Mars rover mission
Posted: Wed, Dec 5 5:50 AM ET (1050 GMT)
NASA announced Tuesday it plans to develop a Mars rover based on the Mars Science Laboratory mission for launch in 2020. The rover wil take...

Curiosity detects hints of organic compounds
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 6:07 AM ET (1107 GMT)
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected evidence for simple organic compounds in a Martian soil sample, but scientists cautioned Monday they do not know...

Zenit-3SL launches Eutelsat spacecraft
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:55 AM ET (1055 GMT)
A Zenit-3SL rocket successfully placed a communications satelite into orbit for Eutelsat on Monday. The Zenit-3SL, operated by Sea Launch, lifted off from...

Voyager on outskirts of the solar system
Posted: Tue, Dec 4 5:42 AM ET (1042 GMT)
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has yet to exit the solar system but has instead a previously unknown zone near its boundary, project scientists said...

Soyuz launches French imaging satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 2 10:26 AM ET (1526 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket lifted off from French Guiana on Saturday night and placed a French imaging satellite into orbit. The Soyuz ST-A rocket lifted...

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...



news in brief
First SLS launch could slip to 2018
Posted: Thu, Aug 28 10:01 AM ET (1401 GMT)

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch to review systems
Posted: Wed, Aug 27 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)

news links
Friday, August 29
A 25-year lock on lucrative NASA work? Time to open the field to competition
Washington Business Journal — 5:36 pm ET (2136 GMT)
How Probes Get 'Gravity Assists' in Their Journeys Through Space
Wall Street Journal — 5:34 pm ET (2134 GMT)
Former astronaut to speak to businesswomen
Nashville Tennessean — 5:34 pm ET (2134 GMT)
The Pivotal Discovery You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
The Planetary Society — 5:33 pm ET (2133 GMT)


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