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SpaceX Falcon 9 launches BulgariaSat-1
Posted: Sun, Jun 25 9:01 AM ET (1301 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a Bulgarian communications satellite June 23. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center...

PSLV launches 31 satellites
Posted: Sun, Jun 25 8:59 AM ET (1259 GMT)
An Indian rocket launched 31 satellites June 23. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at 11:59 pm...

OneWeb wins FCC approval for satellite constellation
Posted: Sun, Jun 25 8:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
OneWeb has won FCC approval for its broadband satellite constellation. The FCC said June 22 it approved plans by OneWeb to provide broadband services in...

OHB-SSTL team wins new Galileo satellite order
Posted: Sun, Jun 25 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)
OHB and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) have won a contract for another eight Galileo navigation satellites. The companies signed the contract June 22 with...

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket reaches space on first launch
Posted: Sat, May 27 9:56 AM ET (1356 GMT)
Rocket Lab's Electron rocket reached space, but not orbit, on its first launch May 25. The rocket lifted off from the company's New...

Soyuz launches military satellite
Posted: Sat, May 27 9:53 AM ET (1353 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a Russian military satellite May 25. The Soyuz-2.1b rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at...

DARPA picks Boeing to build XS-1 spaceplane
Posted: Sat, May 27 9:52 AM ET (1352 GMT)
DARPA announced May 24 it has selected Boeing to develop a prototype reusable spaceplane. Boeing will build its "Phantom Express" for DARPA's Experimental Spaceplane...

White House offers $19.1 billion for NASA in 2018 budget request
Posted: Sat, May 27 9:51 AM ET (1351 GMT)
The White House's detailed fiscal year 2018 budget request, released May 23, provided more information on planned cuts to NASA Earth science and education...

Astronauts replace ISS electronics during contingency spacewalk
Posted: Sat, May 27 9:50 AM ET (1350 GMT)
Astronauts successfully replaced a faulty computer outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk May 23. Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson spent 2 hours and...

Rocket Lab set for first launch
Posted: Sun, May 21 10:04 AM ET (1404 GMT)
Rocket Lab is scheduled to launch its first Electron small rocket this week, although weather has already postponed the first launch attempt by a day....



news in brief
Soyuz docks with ISS
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)

Curiosity detects organic molecules and methane cycle on Mars
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:10 AM ET (1510 GMT)

Northrop Grumman completes acquisition of Orbital ATK
Posted: Sun, Jun 10 11:09 AM ET (1509 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, June 20
Weather pretty good for Saturday rocket launch
New Zealand Herald — 5:32 am ET (0932 GMT)
Trump insists on creating a Space Force
The Outline — 5:31 am ET (0931 GMT)
How Neal Stephenson Got Book Ideas by Moonlighting at Blue Origin
Popular Mechanics — 5:27 am ET (0927 GMT)


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