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Soyuz launches 73 satellites
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 9:02 AM ET (1302 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket launched a remote sensing satellite and 72 secondary payloads July 14, a record for that launch vehicle. The Soyuz lifted off at...

Pace appointed to be executive secretary of space council
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 9:00 AM ET (1300 GMT)
The White House announced July 13 it will appoint Scott Pace as the executive secretary of the National Space Council. Pace is currently the director...

House passes defense bill with Space Corps provision
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:59 AM ET (1259 GMT)
The House of Representatives passed a defense bill July 13 that retains language requiring the Air Force to establish a Space Corps. The National Defense...

Moon Express unveils plans for series of lunar lander missions
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
Moon Express says it is still planning to launch its first commercial lunar lander mission by the end of this year. The company unveiled new...

Former astronaut named Canada's governor general
Posted: Sun, Jul 16 8:56 AM ET (1256 GMT)
Former Canadian astronaut Julie Payette will be the country's next governor general. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced July 13 that Payette will take the...

Pence speaks at KSC
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)
Vice President Mike Pence said July 6 that NASA would focus more on human space exploration, including missions to the moon and Mars, but gave...

Falcon 9 launches Intelsat 35e
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:51 AM ET (1151 GMT)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a communications satellite July 5 after last-second glitches scrubbed two prior attempts. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at...

XCOR Aerospace lays off employees
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:49 AM ET (1149 GMT)
XCOR Aerospace has laid off its remaining employees, but investors and management are still trying to keep the company alive. The company's acting CEO...

Long March 5 launch fails
Posted: Sun, Jul 9 7:47 AM ET (1147 GMT)
The second launch of China's Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket ended in failure July 2. The rocket lifted off from the Wenchang Satellite...

President signs order reestablishing the National Space Council
Posted: Sun, Jul 2 9:49 AM ET (1349 GMT)
President Donald Trump signed a long-awaited executive order June 30 formally reestablishing the National Space Council. The order, which administration officials said for months...



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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